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: Kiki Berger Passes Away
The cigar world mourned the loss of Don Kiki Berger. Berger passed away of complications from a heart attack suffered last week. He was 56 years old.
- Black Label Trading Company: The Texas based company announced it will produce a cigar called Catacomb to be Shop Exclusive for Underground Cigars in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Nat Sherman: The company has named Lionel Legry its new CIO.
- Rodrigo Cigars: We provided details on the long awaited Corona Project Vol. 1.
- Room 101 Cigars: A video was posted on the Room 101 Brand Facebook page announcing a November release called Uncle Lee is coming. No further details, but this release is slated to become the lifestyle brand’s 15th blend to be released.
- FDA: No new co-sponsors have signed on to HR792. The total remains at 165 co-sponsors (166 total sponsors)
- Nebraska: The State Supreme Court has approved a request by eight business to submit arguments for a smoking ban exemption in cigar bars and tobacco shops. Last month the court had ruled it unconstitutional for such an exemption.
- Flor de Selva Robusto by Maya Selva Cigars
- Regius of London Claro Especial Exclusivo U.S.A. Fat Perfecto
- Roberto P. Duran Rio Toa
- Viaje Satori 2014 Arya
Stogie Geeks Episode 111
Camacho DoubleShock Limited Edition 2014 Figuardo
Davidoff Nicaragua Short Corona
Regius of London Claro Especial Exclusivo U.S.A. Fat Perfecto
Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres (Pre-Release)
Viaje Satori 2014 Arya
- September 27th 2011: We assessed a pre-release of the Alec Bradley Black Market
- September 27th 2012: We previewed the My Father Limited Edition 2012
- September 27th 2012: We assessed the Man O’ War Side Project Little Devil
- September 20th 2013: We previewed the G.A.R. Red by George A. Rico (Cigar Preview)
- September 27th 2013: We did an Assessment Update on the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare HJ10-i Second Issue (Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2013)