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: TAA
This week we spend some time covering some of the new releases that came out of the TAA. We had previewed Crowned Heads and La Flor Dominicana’s offerings a few weeks ago. The following is the list of what is being released as the Exclusive Series for 2014.
Avo 2nd Movement
Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil
News and Previews.
- Asylum Cigars: This CLE brand will be the sponsor of the Comerica Park’s Cigar Bar.
- Crux Cigar Company: We previewed the company’s initial offerings.
- H. Upmann: Altadis USA will be making a limited production run of the TAA of a corona cigar known as the H. Upmann Bank Note TAA Exclusive .
- La Palina Cigars: The La Palina Collection Mr Sam line is returning – this time with three sizes.
- My Father: We previewed the My Father TAA Exclusive – a box-press toro based on the original My Father blend.
- Nat Sherman: The company announced the Nat Sherman Epoca, a relaunch of an old cigar line.
- Padron Cigars: The company will be making a one time limited production release to the TAA for 2014 – Padron 1964 Anniversary Belicoso TAA Exclusive Coming in Natural and Maduro.
- Tarazona Cigars: Announced production of its Nicaraguan made blend is moving to Cigar News: Tarazona Cigars to Move Nicaraguan Production to Noel Rojas’ Factory.
- Tatuaje Cigars: We previewed the Tatuaje TAA 2014 – the company’s fourth installment in the series.
- FDA: One new co-sponsor has been added as Steve Southerland [R-Florida] has signed on. The count is now at total of 152 co-sponsors (153 total sponsors).
- Federal: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is advocating for a military tobacco sales ban.
Stogie Geeks Episode 90
Our smokes of the week include:
1502 Emerald Perfecto
Arturo Fuente Hemmingway Signature Rosado
Avo Limited Edition 2014 – Avo 88
Avo Lounge Edition
CLE Connecticut 11/18
E.P. Carrillo Short Run Cubra Toro
Espinosa Habano (Paul)
Espinosa Habano (Mark Jr)
H Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 2005
Gran Habano Corojo Vintage 2002 Robusto
LFD N.A.S. by La Flor Dominicana
Litto Gomez Robusto
Oliva Serie G Mini-Torpedo
Oliva Serie V No. 4
Oliva Serie V Nub Maduro
Padron Serie 1926 No. 6 Natural
Tatuaje Belle Encre Reserva
Viaje Exclusivo Leaded Robusto
- April 5th 2011: We assessed the El Triunfador by Tatuaje.
- April 5th 2011: We provided an update on the New York State Cigar Tax Cap.
- April 5th 2012: We previewed the Rocky Patel Edge Candela.
- April 5th 2012: We previewed the Illusione Ultra OP.
- April 5th 2012: We assessed the El Tiante Habano Rosado.
- April 5th 2013: We previewed the Ezra Zion Tantrum.
- April 5th 2013: We previewed the La Flor Dominicana Double Press Maduro (TAA Edition)
- April 5th 2013: We reported on the Avo Movement TAA. This cigar went on to be the Cigar Coop #5 Cigar of the Year for 2013.
- April 5th 2013: We assessed the Nestor Miranda 70th LE Dominican