Swisher International has been around since 1861 and carries an array of different cigarillo flavors. David Swisher started the Swisher Sweets Company after he gained a small cigar business as a settlement for a debt owed to him.
David and his four sons kept Swisher on the sidelines; it was just another product they sold across the Midwest on their wagons. In 1888, two of David Swisher’s sons, John and Harry Swisher, bought the cigar business from their father.
By 1909 Swisher International was manufacturing 300 thousand cigars a day, producing more than 60 brands. Their headquarters in Newark, Ohio became the largest in the state. In 1913 John bought Harry’s half of Swisher International and brought in his son Carl to work with him. Today, Swisher Sweets accounts for one third of the cigar sales in the US. Swisher International is America’s largest cigar exporter, and an overall leader in the tobacco industry.
Swisher International carries an array of different cigarillo flavors, the newest being the Tropical Fusion. Swisher Sweets new flavor, Tropical Fusion has been test marketed in the Midwest since early February. Early consumer feedback is showing that the Tropical Fruit Fusion flavor is poised to really take off. I think it is safe to say that Swisher Sweets will continue to be the most popular machine made cigar, especially because Swisher International continues to come out ahead of their competitors with unique flavors of cigarillos.