Similar to the recording industry, you need more than one big hit to build a career that lasts. As with the recording industry, consistency is the name of the game when it come becoming a legacy act in the world of cigars.
These days, there are no shortage of companies that will make a private-labelled cigar for anyone with the right amount of money. As a result, a litany of cigar brands and individual cigar options are available to consumers, especially in markets like the United States and Europe.
In these markets, there are currently more boutique-branded cigars than ever before.
Cigar selection at the Ligero Tobacco House in Buford, Georgia, USA
Many new cigar brands however, often burst on to the scene only to disappear just about as quickly, for it takes a certain kind of company to develop true staying power for the long haul.
For new cigar makers, it can be a big climb from a small boutique brand to becoming a legacy brand name.
Of course, all cigar companies had to start somewhere. Today, there are many successful, decades-old cigar operations who could have all once been regarded as ’boutique’ at one point in time. For many of them, it wasn’t always booming sales and critical acclaim right from the get-go – it generally takes time to become cemented as a true legacy cigar brand.
The following brands are all family-owned companies that have been shown to stand the test of time through employing time-honored practices to cigar making.
They have accomplished this through repeatedly creating high-quality cigars that have consistently delivered a particular flavor profile that consumers have come to expect.
Similar to an artist like Madonna or U2, the following cigar makers have effectively delivered many ‘hits’ over the years.