Nowadays, when we think of little cigars, Backwoods is one of the first brands that comes to mind. However, this wasn’t always the case. Fans of the brand often struggle to realize that the company has only been around since 1981.
We will be taking a closer look into the history of Backwoods Cigars so that you can appreciate the brand more than ever before. As you’ll see, they fully deserve their acclaim, as they’ve worked extremely hard to get to where they are today.
When Backwoods Cigars was first launched, they advertised their products as cigarettes, as did many companies that made little cigars using cigar tobacco rather than cigarette tobacco. The problem was that the United States was just starting to go after the cigarette industry at this time, coming up with strict guidelines as to how products could be advertised. So, Backwoods Cigars made the decision to advertise their products as cigars instead, which, technically, they are.
At the time, they were unsure of how this change in marketing would go. After all, when we think of cigars, tiny little cigarillos aren’t exactly conducive to masculine imagery. But, thankfully, their company only grew, because cigar enthusiasts quickly discovered that not only were these cigars more convenient to enjoy throughout the day, but outrageously tasty as well.
Backwoods Cigars has always maintained their commitment to quality, which is one of the reasons why they’ve thrived throughout the decades. Another thing that helped their reputation was the support of the hip hop community. Since the mid-1990s, legendary hip hop artists have referenced Backwoods in their lyrics, which has helped the cigars reach a new audience.
One thing that makes Backwoods cigars unique is that they use both an inner and outer leaf to wrap their filler. This makes their product particularly versatile compared to other cigarillos. They’re also renowned for tasting incredibly smooth, while many other cigars of this kind can be quite harsh, even compared to cigarettes.
Backwoods Cigars Remains a Leader in the Cigarillo Industry to This Day
Their line has continued to expand, meaning that they offer more products than ever before. Data continues to show that their cigarillos outsell the competition, and are more widely available than most in terms of retail locations. If there’s one thing we can say for sure, it’s that they’ve come a long way since the 1980s.