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.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 24 (Edition 121   5/9/15)

Feature of the Week: Warped Cigars and Casa Fernandez Team Up for Futuro

Warped Cigars and Casa Fernandez have announced they will have a collaborative cigar called Futuro. The cigar is a joint effort between Warped Cigaars owner Kyle Gellis and Max Fernandez, the son of Eduardo Fernandez of Aganorsa / Casa Fernandez. Plans are for the Futuro to make its debut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.

Southern Cigar Festival

Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks are proud to partner with the Southern Cigar Festival. The event is being held on June 6 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia. This past week, we took a look at the The “La Angostura” Project – charity the Festival is teaming up with Christian Eiroa and CLE Cigars.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster via the event website, Cutters Cigar Emporium, and the Amphitheatre box office. Those purchasing tickets in person at Cutters Cigars will get a free cigar with their ticket purchase.

News and Previews

Legislative News
  • Federal: No new sponsors were added to Senate Bill (S. 441) – the total sponsor count remains at 16. No new sponsors were added to House Bill (HR 662) – the total sponsor count remains at 101.
Feature Stories
Stogie Geeks Episode 139

This week was a blockbuster show to kick off of “Epic Month of May”.  We started off with a segment with Havana Cigar Club and Oliva Cigar Company’s John Gazerro.  We then were joined in the studio by Jean-Michel Louis of Saga Cigars.  Phil Zanghi of Debonaire Cigars also dropped by the studio for a live Debonaire Ideal.  We also had Brian Chinnock of Chinnock Cellars Cigars as a featured guest.

We posted Episode 138 – which contained our interview with Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Company.

Our smokes of the week included:

Debonaire Maduro Belicoso (Paul)
Debonaire Maduro Belicoso (Will)
MBombay Mora No. 2 (Belicoso-Pre-Release)
Saga Blend No. 7 Gran Toro
Ashton Symmetry Prism
Avo 2nd Movement TAA Limited Release
Avo Limited Edition 2003 – Avo 77 (Avo LE03) (Part of Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler)
Don Pepin Garcia Original CRA
E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2015 Vencedores
Hammer + Sickle Trademark Series Churchill (Formerly Hammer + Sickle Icon Series)
Illusione MKULTRA
Kristoff Galerones DR4 Robusto
Ora Vivo Armand Assante Ov-3
Senor Andre’s Chicharrones Spicy (Criollo) by Viaje

On this date May 9th…