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.
This week we made history as the Cigar Coop brand published for the 1000th consecutive day. It’s an accomplishment we are proud of and it would not have been possible without the support of our readers, viewers, sponsors, and supporters. Our content is our own. We stopped re-hashing press releases, we don’t back-date our content, and we don’t have off days for publication. During this time, many online media sites have come and gone – and the cigar industry changed quite a bit. This past Sunday for CC1K we took a look back at July 3, 2012 – the day we started our daily publication cycle.
Introducing “Agile Cigar Reviews”
Starting next week, we will introduce “Agile Cigar Reviews”. This pretty much replaces the name “Assessment Updates”. These will be used for cigars we go back and re-visit. The name Agile implies “lightweight” and this will supplement our detailed assessments. We will launch a few Agile Cigar Reviews this week, but our focus will remain on our detailed reviews that we are known for.
Editor’s Corner Volume 4, Number 5 – Citobacar Teases New Release
This wasn’t an April Fool’s Joke. This was a bit of a controversial editorial, but this month we discuss why we stopped covering “teasers” – and we give our opinion on how why we think the cigar industry has missed the mark using them.
News and Previews
- 262 Cigars: The company is targeting its 262 Allegiance Lancero line extension for a June release.
- Dante Cigars: Michael Huff has announced he is ending his partnership with Mohammad Fakro and is leaving the company.
- El Primer Mundo: We broke news on the return of the company’s Liga Miami line. The line will be heading to R&R Cigars and will also introduce a torpedo size.
- La Palina Cigars: The company announced it is moving production of the La Palina Family Series to El Titan de Bronze and will be reblending the line.
- Nomad Cigar Company: Fred Rewey’s company announced its fifth regular production line, the Nomad Esteli Lot 8613.
- Quesada Cigars: We took at look at the company’s “The Casa Magna Challenge”.
- District of Columbia: Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill that would increase the minimum age to buy or possess tobacco products from 18 to 21.
- Federal: No new sponsors were added to Senate Bill (S. 441) as the total sponsors remains at 15. No new co-sponsors have also been added to House Bill (HR 662) – total remains at 86.
- Charlie Torano Captiva Robusto
- La Aurora Cien Anos Lancero Cameroon
- Nomad C-276 Robusto
- Senor Andre’s Chicharrones Original (Corojo) by Viaje
Stogie Geeks Episode 135
Of course we had our smokes of the week included:
Saga Blend No. 7 Robusto
Saga Golden Age Robusto
1502 Ruby Corona
Alec Bradley Coyol Toro
Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Corona
Avo 25th Anniversary Edition
Cubanacan Habano Rothschild
Cumpay No. 15 by Maya Selva Cigars
Davidoff Winston Churchill Toro
La Flor Dominicana TCFKA M Collector’s Edition 2014
Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Private Batch by Altadis USA
Viaje Platino Belicoso
- April 4th 2012: We assessed the Ortega Serie “D” No. 6
- April 4th 2012: We re-posted a press release on the 2012 Midwest Smoke Out.
- April 4th 2013: We previewed the Villiger NicaRoma.
- April 4th 2013: We previewed the San Cristobal Coloso
- April 4th 2013 We assessed the Chess Extreme Maduro.
- April 4th 2014: We did a feature story recapping the Ortega Wild Bunch 2013
- April 4th 2014: We reported on the launch of Crux Cigar Company.