Our History: How it all began
Our History – We started out as premium cigar distributors in the Dominican Republic, “Cigar Country”, in 1996. For years Dominican cigar manufacturers, most of which are in industrial free zones, had ignored the domestic market to focus on exports. To us cigar enthusiasts, it didn’t make any sense that premium cigars were not available in their country of origin. We came up with a mechanism to import cigars from industrial free zones to the local market and approached the major factories to offer our local distribution services.
Our model was instantly successful. The Dominican Republic had solidified its global position as the key player in premium cigars, and we were on our way to become the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. Premium cigars became the authentic Dominican souvenir in the travel retail sector. Today, we are the largest premium cigar distributor in Cigar Country and one of the finest in the world. We have also expanded outside of DR to serve the rest of the Caribbean.
The idea of opening a retail division was born in 2000 with Cigar Country Stores. Our market was in need of specialized cigar stores with reasonable prices, knowledgeable staff and great service. We were very happy to fill the void in an industry about which we are so passionate. Cigar Country is now the leading premium cigar retailer in the Dominican Republic. Based in the heart of the island’s tourist region, our Megastore services residents and travelers alike while our Online Shop ships anywhere in the DR and USA.
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