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: 33 Members of Congress Request Investigation into Operation Choke Point

Thirty-three members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility requesting an investigation into Operation Choke Point.  The letter states that “Operation Choke Point is a blatant abuse of legal authority on the part of the DOJ.”

News and Previews

Legislative News
Feature Story


On Episode 114 of Stogie Geeks we welcomed U.S. Director of Sales Gabriel Alvarez and company owner Maya Selva from Maya Selva Cigars.  We also announced a special Blending Seminar with Manuel Inoa being done in conjunction with Havana Cigar Club in Warwick, Rhode Island.  The seminar will be offered virtually through Stogie Geeks exclusively.

Our smokes of the week included:

Byron Siglo XX Londinenses by Selected Tobacco
Eastern Standard Cream Crush by Caldwell Cigar Company
Eastern Standard “The Silk Road” by Caldwell Cigar Company
E.P. Carrillo 5th Anniversary
L’Atelier LAT Torpedo Selection Speciale
La Aroma De Cuba Noblesse
La Flor Dominicana Los Perfectos – Unbanded
La Flor Dominicana Robusto (Vintage)
La Palina Maduro 52
Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012
Oliva V Maduro Especial European Edition 2011
Room 101 – The Big Payback Chavala
Room 101 – The Big Payback Hueso
OSOK Cabroncito by Edgar Hoill Cigars
Short Smokes by Paul
Villiger Cigars Cabarete Maduro

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