20th Century Cigar Industry Awards
At the end of the 20th Century the Cigar Industry looked back on all of the cigar manufactures that made hand made cigars from 1900 – 2000. This panel broke down the 778 worldwide manufactures into two groups that produced cigars in the 20th century worldwide.
Large manufactures and small limited production cigar manufactures (Boutiques).
The year was 1999. Today many of the large manufactures who produce millions of cigars annually have been purchased by yet larger cigar and tobacco companies while many of the small family owned cigar micro-blenders have vanished. Yes, there were numerous large cigar companies that vanished also since the early 1900’s. Numerous wars and civil wars and in some cases the passing of the founders resulted in their demise. But that was early on in the 1900’s.
As early as the year 2000 most of the small family cigar companies were gone. As is the case today the small company stands little chance in competing in today’s economy. National branding is an expense that most could simply not endure. So the selections for today’s cigar lover is limited to mainly large publicly traded cigar/tobacco corporations most domiciled in Europe.
We seen the writing on the wall in early 2000. At one time we had close to 1000 brick and mortar retailers coast to coast. But the expense of national branding and the high costs made our company change coarse. We no longer have a presence in retail shops nationally. We decided to exclusively offer our selection of cigars online and pass on the savings to our customers.
The online retail cost today for those who enjoy our cigars is at true wholesale prices. Once our cigars were priced in the 10 – 12 dollar range at retail shops coast to coast. Today a cigar lover can buy them direct online at 60% less. Much less than $5.00 dollars per stogie.
Bucanero cigars are a great smoke at a true value. Thanks to the internet we still are making fine cigar blends as our customers will attest.