While Gurkha itself can be a polarizing brand, I think most people would agree that they do have a certain panache when it comes to its packaging – especially with the limited editions.
That’s why it’s no surprise that the Chateau de Prive is on our list at number eight.
The boxes of 20 cigars certainly look more like humidors than not, with a domed top, copper colored metal lattice and hardware on a black background that contrasts well against each other. Opening the box, you see a black cloth-lined interior, with an ornate gold, black, red and copper-trimmed bands adorning each cigar. Despite everything mentioned above, the cigar surprisingly only retails for $10-11, depending on the vitola. — Brian Burt.