The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 21 (Edition 222 4/15/17)

Feature of the Week:  Regius Names Oscar Valladares & Co New Distributor

A couple of weeks after announcing it was parting ways with Quesada Cigars, Regius Cigars will be teaming up with Oscar Valladares & Co to handle distribution. We got the details here.

News Recap

Legislative News

  • House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total number of sponsors remains at 102.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. his week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total number of sponsors remains at 15.
  • House Bill 1136: This is legislation that was introduced by Rep Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15 2017 to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. his week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total sponsor count remains at 43.

Assessments


Prime Time Show

Our first episode of The Cigar Coop Prime Time Show made its debut Thursday night. You can watch it here.

Our show is available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, and Google  Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 2 (4/20/17): Hector Alfonso, Espinosa Cigars
Episode 3 (4/27/17): Danny Vazquez, Barocoa Cigar Company (Special Co-Host)
Episode 4 (5/04/17): Big Tuna and Yellow Snapper – The Cuban Show
Episode 5 (5/11/17): Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, Cubariqueño Cigar Company
Episode 6 (5/18/17): Fred Rewey (Nomad Cigar Company), John Reiner (Special Co-Host)
Episode 7 (5/25/17): Felix Assouline, Felix Assouline Cigars
Episode 8 (6/1/17) TBD
Episode 9 (6/8/17): Riste Riatevski, JSK Cigars


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