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.

Feature of the Week: Nat Sherman Executive Promotions

This past few a trio of executive promotions were announced at Nat Sherman as Michael Herklots was promoted to Vice President, Retail & Brand Development. Brendon B. Scott was promoted to Vice President, Chief FInancial Officer, and Matt Spillane has been hired as Vice President, National Sales for Nat Sherman cigarette products. These refections clearly reflect Nat Sherman’s growth over the past 22 months.  Not only does it strengthen the company’s position in premium cigars, but it shows they are serious about growing their other divisions.

News and Previews

Legislative News

Assessment Update
Stogie Geeks – Episode 82

On Episode 82, we welcomed Steven Dru and Joe Torres from ONE 13 Cigars as our special guests.  Steven and Joe are two friends who decided to venture into the cigar business.  They recently launched their first line – Prelude in both Sumatra and Maduro blend options.  We get a little background on Steven and Joe and how their company came about.  We also learn about their future plans.

We also covered our smokes of the week and did a segment on some of our favorite maduros:

This week’s smokes of the week included:

Arturo Fuente Don Arturo Aniversario Destino al Siglo Double Robusto

On this date February 1st…