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 5, Number 29 (Edition 178 6/11/16)

Feature of the Week: Boutique Blends to Launch Aging Room Solera

This past week, Boutique Blends announced it was launching the Aging Room Solera line. The cigar gets its name from a blending concept in the wine industry called Solera. In winemaking solar involves combining different vintages of wine. For this cigar, this involves aging tobaccos tobaccos from different vintages.

FDA News

On Going Coverage

News and Previews 

Legislative News

  • 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 were added.  The total sponsor count remains at 21.
  • 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-sponsor, Brian Babin [R-Texas] was added. The total number of sponsors is now at 165
  • 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, five new co-sponsors were added: Jeff Duncan [R-South Carolina], Leonard Lance [R-New Jersey}, Doug Collins [R-Georgia], Dana Rohrabacher [R-California], and Glenn Thompson [R-Pennsylvania]. The total number of sponsors is now at 64.
  • California: This week the State’s new minimum age to smoke (21) took effect.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Stogie Geeks

This week we welcomed Riste Ristevski of JSK Cigars as our special guest. We also caught back up with Tom Person of Commonwealth Cedar Spills who also joined us as a co-host this past week. Our Debonaire Ideal was on Summertime Cigars. We covered our Stogies of the Week which included:

Stogie Geeks News

On the June 11th edition we featured the Jack Torano’s return to Torano Cigars, line extensions to the Davidoff Escurio, the new Saga Short Tales line, and FDA Updates.

Stogie Geeks Shorts

This week we covered our Best Celebratory Cigars.


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