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 35 (Edition 132 7/25/15)
Feature of the Week: 83rd Annual IPCPR Annual Convention and Intl Trade Show
The Trade Show wrapped up this past Tuesday. Our entire week of content focused exclusively on the show itself and the products released.
News and Previews from the IPCPR Trade Show
This is not a complete run-down. We will be providing more product content over the next few weeks.
- 1502 Cigars: Enrique Sanchez’s company will release its first limited edition called the Cigar News: 1502 XO.
- Altadis: The company has reported the Henry Clay Tattoo sold out at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Avo: The second release of the Avo Improvisational Series, Avo Classic Covers Volume 2 made its world debut.
- Camacho: The brand announced a new series called The Brotherhood Series with the first release called Camacho Shellback.
- Davidoff: The company announced its 2015 Davidoff Golden Band Award Winners.
- E.P. Carrillo: We took a look at the upcoming E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2015 as well as Cigar Ernesto’s Humidor No. 1 Edicion 2015.
- Espinosa Cigars: The company will be revamping its Espinosa Habano line.
- Esteban Carreras: The company unveiled the Esteban Carreras Bronze Cross.
- General Cigar Company: We ran down the company’s offerings launched at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Illusione: Dion Giolito launched two line extensions. Fume D’Amour will receive a lancero offering called Juniperos. Meanwhile original documents will receive the new ~33~.
- Matilde Cigars: Jose Seijas’ company launched the Matilde Oscura.
- Padron Cigars: The Padron Damaso was launched and the packaging and cigars made their initial debut.
- Pura Soul Cigars: We took a look at the upcoming Pura Soul Barber Pole.
- Recluse Cigars: The company’s fourth line, the Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva made its official debut.
- Sosa Cigars: We took a look at the Sosa Half Century.
- Viaje: We previewed the Viaje Satori 2015
- Senate Bill S. 441: S. 441 is the Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week, no new co-sponsors signed on. The total sponsor remains at 17.
- House Bill HR 662: H.R. 662 is House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week, one new co-sponsorr was added: John Shimkus [R-Illinois] has signed on. The total number of sponsors is 130.
- House Bill 2058: H.R. 2058 is the House Bill to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect. This week one new co-sponsor signed was added (Mark Walker [R-North Carolina]).The total number of sponsors is now 25.
- House Bill 3042: This bill was introduced to stop the interstate sale and delivery of tobacco, which includes cigars. There are currently six sponsors.
- Rhode Island: The city of Providence is considering a widespread downtown smoking ban.
Stogie Geeks Episode 149
This week Barry Stein from United Tobacco was our special guest. Our Debonaire Ideal talked about IPCPR etiquette. Videos will be posted next week.
Our Stogies of the Week included:
Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Candela
Camacho American Barrel Aged Toro
Davidoff Escurio Robusto
EP Carrillo Short Run 2015 Imperios
Fuente Fuente Opus X Lost City Robusto
Inferno 3rd Degree by Oliva Toro
L’Atelier Côte d’Or
La Aurora Preferidos Diamond Chicho’s Choice
LUJ Edida Robusto
LUJ Kuro Perfecto (Pre-Release)
Matilde Oscura Corona
Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25 Capriccio
Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Toro en Tubo
The Griffin’s Special Edition 2015 Club Series III
Viaje Exclusivo Robusto
On this date July 25th…
- July 25th 2011: We previewed the Liga Privada Unico Serie L40 Lancero.
- July 25th 2011: We did a pre-release review of the Room 101 Connecticut.
- July 25th 2011: We previewed Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noir Line Extensions.
- July 25th 2011: We previewed the Elogio Excepcionales.
- July 25th 2012: We posted a press release on the improvements to the Shuriken Cutter.
- July 25th 2012: We posted a press release on the Ciguardian Angel Travel Pouch.
- July 25th 2012: We previewed the Zino Platinum Ten Toro X.
- July 25th 2012: We previewed the Nestor Miranda Danno 2012 by Miami Cigar and Company.
- July 25th 2012: We previewed the Rocky Patel Private Cellar.
- July 25th 2013: We previewed the Viva Republica Guerrilla Warfare.
- July 25th 2013: We previewed the Macanudo Estate Reserve (2013).
- July 25th 2013: We reported the on the return of the Illusione MKULTRA.
- July 25th 2014: We reported on the Illusione Fume D’Amour.
- July 25th 2014: We previewed the Cigar News: Padron 50th Anniversary.
- July 25th 2014: We took a look at General Cigar Company’s releases at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show.
Stogie Geeks News
On this week’s installment we did a recap of the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show: