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 30 (Edition 127   6/20/15)

Feature of the Week:  Camacho Ships American Barrel-Aged

It’s been two years since Camacho’s rebranding and it could be one of the most successful in the history of the cigar business.  In a busy week of IPCPR news and a busy year for barrel-aging of tobacco, it seems Camacho struck gold with their new Camacho American Barrel-Aged.  It is probably one of the most talked about releases in some time.  It has now made it to stores, and we took a look at the cigar here.

News and Previews

Legislative News

  • Hawaii: Governor David Ige signed SB1030 into law making Hawaii the first state to ban smoking under the age of 21.
  • Senate Bill S. 441:  The Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. No new co-sponsors signed on Senate Bill (S. 441) – the total sponsor count is at 17.
  • House Bill HR 662: The House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars.  Four new co-sponsors were added -Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-Maryland], Barry Loudermilk [R-Georgia], Ted Yoho [R-Florida], and Alexander Mooney [R-West Virginia] have signed on to HR 662. This brings the total number of sponsors to 123.
  • House Bill 2058: Three new co-sponsors were added for H.R. 2058  (to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect).  These new co-sponsors include Morgan Griffin [R-Virginia], Chuck Fleischmann [R-Tennesse], and Scott Rigell [R-Virginia] bringing the total to 20 sponsors.


Stogie Geeks Episode 145


On Episode 145 we welcomed Scott Kolesaire, brand manager for Avo Cigars and our Debonaire Ideal Segment was on “Proper Ash Management”.

Our Stogies of the Week included:

Azan White Premium Robusto Extra by Duran Cigars
Alec Bradley Sanctum Robusto
Camacho American Barrel-Aged Toro
Credo Special T Cutter
Flor del Valle Sky Flower by Warped Cigars
Illusione Original Documents ~hl~ 
Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2
La Flor Dominicana TAA 47
LUj Cigars Demi-Luj Light Connecticut Petite Corona
LUj Morpheus Anniversary #4 Natural Box Pressed
My Father Le Bijou 1922 Mini Belicoso
Nestor Miranda Collection One Life Edition Danno Connecticut (2015)
Nestor Miranda Collection One Life Edition Danno Maduro (2015)
Paul Garmirian Symphony 20th Corona Extra
The Griffin’s Special Edition Club Series III

Stogie Geeks News

On this week’s installment of the Stogie Geeks News Show, we talk La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse 2015, Davidoff Escurio, and the sale of Cigar Inn.

On this date June 20th…