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: American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association Announced

Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars announced the formation of this new association committed to boutique cigar manufacturers.  The group says its mission is to demonstrate to elected representatives that member companies are American small business.  19 companies have been identified as being on-board.  In light of pending FDA legislation that could have catastrophic consequences on boutique cigar makers, this is a step in the right direction.

News and Previews.

Legislative News

Assessment Update

Stogie Geeks – Episode 89

Erik Espinosa, owner of Espinosa Cigars was our special guest on the Stogie Geeks show.  We talked to Espinosa about his lines, his factory, and a discussion on some industry related topics.  We smoked the soon to be released 601 La Bomba Sake Bomb.  This is a modified La Bomba blend in a corona size.  Espinosa also told us he has some new projects in the works including a “Warhead 2”, a relaunch of Murcielago, and a cedar boxed packaged cigar.

We then followed up with our Smokes of the Week and a special segment on listener box worthy selections.  This week’s smokes of the week were:

Aging Room WildPack T248 (WP-1)
Camacho Liberty 2011
Federal Cigar 93rd Anniversary Reserve No. 2 by Oliva
Joya De Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco (Mark Jr)
Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco (Will)
Kristoff 685 Woodlawn
Rocky Patel Platinum Robusto
RoMa Craft CroMagnon Anthropology
Viaje Late Harvest 550 Robusto 2012

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