Backwoods cigars were introduced nationally in 1981 and were an overnight success. Their unique structure and look -"WILD & MILD" as it was called, with a frayed end, tapered body and unfinished head, had great appeal to cigar smokers.
Smokers identified the cigar's image with the cowboy smoke from America's wild west. The rustically designed airtight foil pouch, added to that look and, importantly maintained the cigar's high moisture level. Their unique style, taste, aroma and package has made Backwoods the number one selling all natural cigar in the world.