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 6, Number 1 (Edition 202 11/26/16)
Feature of the Week: Fidel Castro Dead at 90
Fidel Castro, the Communist party revolutionary who seized power in Cuba in 1959, implementing a totalitarian regime and nationalizing business and industry has died. He was 90 years old
- J.C. Newman Cigar Company: The company officially released the long-awaited Diamond Crown Black Diamond.
- Oliva Cigar Company: The Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2016 has been released.
- Santa Clara Cigars: The distribution arm of Tabacalera USA has announced the Montecristo Crafted by A.J. Fernandez Announced
- 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-sponsors was Mark Sanford [R-South Carolina] was added. The total sponsor count is now 170.
- 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 78.
Agile Cigar Reviews
- Camacho Powerband Robusto
- El Güegüense Lancero by Foundation Cigar Company
- Espada by Montecristo Guard
This week was Episode 210 for Stogie Geeks. For this Episode, we had a special interview with the one and only Rocky Patel. We welcomed back Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee as our special guest who sat in a special Debonaire ideal. Finally we had our Stogies of the Week which included:
- Aladino Elegante by JRE Tobacco Co.
- Indian Motorcycle Maduro Churchill
- Davidoff Royal Release Robusto
- Viaje Furiosa
On this date November 26th…
- November 26th 2010: We previewed the Alec Bradley New York.
- November 26th 2011: We did Assessment Updates on theJoya de Nicaragua My Uzi Weighs a Ton; La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale, and A.Turrent Puro Corojo
- November 26th 2011: We previewed the Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition
- November 26th 2012: We assessed the El Primer Mundo Clase Reserva
- November 26th 2013: We did a pre-release assessment on the JFR Junior Corojo by Casa Fernandez.
- November 26th 2014: We reported on the Viaje Holiday Blend 2014 release.
- November 26th 2014: We reported on the VegaFina Nicaragua by Altadis USA.
- November 26th 2014: We reported on a sampler by 1502 Cigars.
- November 26th 2014: We did an an Assessment Update on the AKA Hybrid RPM.
- November 26th 2015: We assessed the Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Lancero.
- November 26th 2015: We reported on Davidoff launching the Zino Graphic Leaf Humidor Collection.