7 Cigar Subscription Box Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Cigar Subscription Box Business

People who smoke always look for a cigar subscription service that can supply cigars on a regular basis. Cigar subscription boxes are a great way to get high-quality cigars delivered to your door every month. They're a great gift idea for cigar lovers, and they can be a good way to get started in the cigar business.

However, in most countries, cigarette retailing ensures a very small revenue. Generally, the retailers earn revenue on volume selling. So, before initiating a cigar subscription business analyze the financial feasibility of the business model.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a Cigar Subscription Box Business:

1. Southern Cigar Co ($240K/year)

Michael Arciola III, founder of Southern Cigar Co, came up with the idea for his business while brainstorming business types that wouldn't require a large time commitment or initial investment. After considering subscription boxes, he decided on cigars as the consumable product to sell. Despite a slow start with only 3 customers in the first month, Southern Cigar Co has grown to generate ~$250k in revenue per year with a 20% year-over-year growth rate.

How much they make: $240K/year
Current team size: 0

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How I Started A $20K/mo Cigar Subscription Business As A College Student

Southern Cigar Co. is a cigar subscription box business founded by Michael Arciola III while he was a student at Florida State University, currently bringing in $250k a year and growing at 20% year over year.

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Michael started Southern Cigar Co almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $20K/month
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2. Taster’s Club ($3.24M/year)

Mack McConnell, founder of Taster's Club, came up with the idea for his subscription service after becoming fascinated with craft spirits and realizing that the process of discovering them was old and boring. He wanted to create an exciting and convenient way for people to explore different spirits and learn about them. Since launching in 2012, Taster's Club has grown to do $270K/month in revenue and has become a leader in the alcohol-related subscription service category.

How much they make: $3.24M/year
Current team size: 3

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How I Grew My Online Booze Business to $270K/Month

Learn how Taster's Club, a subscription service for craft spirits, went from a side-hustle to a profitable business with $270K/month in revenue, by launching fast and staying focused on providing an outstanding customer experience.

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Mack started Taster’s Club over 11 years ago
Revenue
Mack grew the business to $270K/month
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Learn more about starting a Cigar Subscription Box Business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a Cigar Subscription Box Business?
-> Pros and cons of a Cigar Subscription Box Business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established Cigar Subscription Box Business
-> Marketing ideas for a Cigar Subscription Box Business

Other resources

5. CigarClub.com

Where they're located: Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

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6. Privada Cigar Club – Rare. Aged. Premium.

Where they're located: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 90K/month

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7. Taster’s Club

Join the Taster's Club®. Sign up for our alcohol subscription box. Known for our whiskey of the month club. Select a subscription for yourself or gift one to friends.

How much they make: $3.24M/year
Where they're located: New York, USA
Current team size: 3

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How I Grew My Online Booze Business to $270K/Month

Learn how Taster's Club, a subscription service for craft spirits, went from a side-hustle to a profitable business with $270K/month in revenue, by launching fast and staying focused on providing an outstanding customer experience.

About
Mack started Taster’s Club over 11 years ago
Revenue
Mack grew the business to $270K/month
Read by 30,262 founders