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

“Epic Encounters” – 2013 Cigar of the Year Countdown

We wrapped up daily countdown of the Top 30 Cigars for the Year for 2013.  We outlined our vision and criteria in this month’s Editor’s Corner. Davidoff became the second distribution arm to have at least four cigars on the countdown. The big winner was the La Aurora Cien Anos Edicion Especial as it was our 2014 Cigar of the Year.   Here were this week’s selections #4 through #1:

#4 E.P. Carrillo Medalla D’ Oro
#3 Tatuaje Apocalypse (Part of the Smoke Inn Microblend Series)
#2 Davidoff 2013 Year of the Snake Edition
#1 La Aurora Cien Anos Edicion Especial (La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro)

You can review our complete countdown to date here.

On this month’s Editor’s Corner, I do some analysis and break down the Top 30 list.

Year in Review

Our Year in Review activities kicked off this week.  This included:

Feature of the Week: La Aurora Cien Anos Edicion Especial is our 2013 Cigar of the Year

This week we named the La Aurora Cien Anos Edicion Especial (La Aurora Cien Anos Maduro) as our selection for the 2013 Cigar of the Year Award.  Not only was this our #1 Cigar for the past year, but during the selection process, it scored a 98 – our highest rating in the history of this web-site.  We also designated that as an “Oasis” cigar along with the Davidoff 2013 Year of the Snake Edition.   This is a cigar that was released at the beginning of the Cigar Coop year, and was one that became a frontrunner for the top spot early – and it never looked back.

News and Previews.

Legislative News

Stogie Geeks
There was no show this week.  Our next show is scheduled for Thursday January 9th at 9pm Eastern and our guest will be Victor Vitale of Legacy Brands.

On this date January 4th…