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 31 (Edition 128 6/27/15)
Feature of the Week: Padron Damaso
The company made a landmark announcement by Padron standards as it announced the new Padron Damaso line. This cigar is a radical departure from the “Padron Formula” as it will be the first Connecticut wrapped cigar – and it will also be a rounded cigar. The cigar is scheduled to launch at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
News and Previews
- Boutique Blends Cigars: We previewed the Aging Room Bin No. 1 D Major and D Minor. These line extensions to the Aging Room Bin No. 1 will launch at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Duran Cigars: Details around the Neya F8 Ligero Typhoon Big Jack were announced. The cigar will launch at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- 1502 Cigars: The company has added a Churchill to the 1502 Nicaragua line.
- Black Label Trading Company: The company announced a price reduction across its six core lines
- Caldwell Cigar Company: The company will launch Iberian Express, a revamping of the Junior Varsity line. Details around the Honduran made Blind Man’s Bluff were also announced. These cigars will all be launched at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Camacho Cigars: Quietly, the company announced and shipped the Camacho Liberty 2015.
- Davidoff: The company launched the Brazilian inspired Davidoff Escurio in Miami Florida. In addition a line of Davidoff Escurio Accessories was announced.
- Drew Estate: The company has opened its second Drew Estate Lounge. This one will be located in Easton, PA at the Famous Cigar Shop Retail Shop
- Gran Habano: The Gran Habano Gran Reserva #5 2011 has been released.
- Joya de Nicaragua; The company announced the Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Reserva Especial
- Montecristo: We took a look at the soon to be released Montecristo White Vintage Connecticut.
- MoyaRuiz Cigars: The company is launching The Rake and also announced its first “poker room”.
- My Father Cigars: The company will release the My Father Limited Edition 2015 . While it will be showcased at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, a soft launch will occur on 7/9 at Casa de Montecristo in Chicago, Illinois. We also took a look at the El Centurion H.2K.CT – a cigar scheduled to launch at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Rocky Patel Premium Cigars: The company will launch the Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary, Tabaquero by Hamlet Paredes, and the Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sun Grown Maduro at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Senate Bill S. 441: This is 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. Three new co-sponsors were added – Rep. Jeff Miller [R-Florida], Rep. Robert Wittman [R-Virginia], and Rep. Paul Cook [R-California] have signed on to HR 662. This brings the total number of sponsors to 126.
- House Bill 2058: One new co-sponsor was added (Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-Illinois]) 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). The total number of sponsors is now 21.
Stogie Geeks Episode 146
Stogie Geeks News
On this week’s installment of the Stogie Geeks News Show, we talk Padron Damaso, My Father Limited Edition 2015, and Camacho Liberty 2015.,
On this date June 27th…
- June 27th 2011: We provided an update on the Maryland Internet Cigar Sales Ban.
- June 27th 2011: We posted a feature story “Jonathan Drew Discusses Tobacco Countries”
- June 27th 2012: We assessed the Viaje Roman Candle.
- June 27th 2013: We posted a press release announcing Fratello Cigars.
- June 27th 2013: We assessed the CAO Hurricane Limited Edition 2013.
- June 27th 2013: We previewed the Heisenberg TP40Q by Quesada – an exclusive to Tobacco Plaza.
- June 27th 2013: We previewed the Generosos by E.P. Carrillo
- June 27th 2014: We previewed the La Aurora Untamed.
- June 27th 2014: We previewed the My Father Connecticut.
- June 27th 2014: We did an Assessment Update on the Tatuaje Lil’ Drac (Part of the Little Monsters Series)
- June 27th 2014: We reported on 262 Cigars making the 262 Allegiance regular production and adding the Corona Vitola.