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: Avo Limited Edition 2015 Classic Covers Announced
This past weekend we noted that retailers were informed of the upcoming Avo Limited Edition 2015 cigar being dubbed “Classic Covers”. The brand is moving away from releasing a birthday cigar and has announced the LE 2015 will be the first in what is being called the Improvisation series. This is a line of cigars drawing “inspirations” from past Avo releases.
News and Previews
- A.J. Fernandez Cigars: Elite Cigar Cafe is receiving the shop exclusive San Lotano Oval Connecticut Petite Robusto.
- Davidoff: The company announced details of the Davidoff Golf Limited Masters Edition 2015
- The Griffin’s: The third installment of the Special Edition Club series has been released – The Griffin’s Special Edition Club Series III
- Roberto P. Duran Cigars: The company announced a partnership with tobacco industry veteran Eric Piras.
- Rocky Patel Premium Cigars: The company is releasing the barber-pole Rocky Patel Edge A-10 for the Edge line’s 10th anniversary.
- Federal: Thom Tillis [R-NC] was added to Senate Bill (S. 441) as the total sponsors remains at 15. Meanwhile , no 13 co-sponsors (Walter B. Jones, Jr. [R-NC], Richard B. Nugent [R-FL], Thomas Massie [R-KY], Scott Tipton [R-CO], Lou Barletta [R-PA], Doug Lamborn [R-CO], John Katko [R-NY], Bill Huizenga [R-MI], Robert Pittenger [R-NC], Tom McClintock[R-CA], Eric “Rick” Crawford[R-AR], Bill Flores[R-TX], and Doug Collins [R-GA])were added to House Bill (HR 662) as the total sponsors remain at 83. Finally, Rep David Schweikert [R-Arizona] has introduced legislation to shut down Operation Choke Point.
- MBombay Kesara Toro
- Alec Bradley Coyol Toro
- Quesada Seleccion Espana Fabulosos
- Viaje White Label Project (WLP) PL TB#7
- Viva Republica Edicion Limitada Culebra
Stogie Geeks Episode 133
We posted the video from Episode 132
Our smokes of the week included:
MBombay Kesara Toro
A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Maduro Robusto by PDR Cigars
Avo 2nd Movement TAA Limited Release
Avo Limited Edition 2008 Tesoro (Part of Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler)
Cohiba Nicaragua N50 En Crystale
Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Etiqueta Blanca (Collaborative Review with Blind Man’s Puff)
Espada by Montecristo Ricasso
Falto Dos Banderos
Illusione 888 Candela
Leon Jimenes Prestige Corona
SWAG Black Robusto by Boutique Blends Cigars
Viva Republica Edicion Limitada Culebra
- March 21st 2011: We noted an event appearance by Rafael Nodal of Oliveros Cigars.
- March 21st 2012: We previewed the Partagas 1845.
- March 21st 2012: We assessed the Viaje WMD 2012.
- March 21st 2013: We noted that Gurkha was circulating pre-releases of what became the East India Trading Company Rogue.
- March 21st 2013 We assessed the Cigar Review: Viaje White Label Project (WLP) St. Patrick’s Day Candela 2013
- March 21st 2014: We announced plans for the American Boutique Cigar Manufacturers Association Plans Announced
- March 21st 2014: We did an Assessment Update on the Nimmy D by Rocky Patel.