The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, 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 49 (Edition 250 10/28/17)
Feature of the Week: Milestone
Originally called Cigar Week Wrap, on January 19th, 2013 we launched a week in review on everything Cigar Coop and cigar industry related. We’ve renamed it the Cigar Industry Report, but we have never missed a Saturday publishing. Today we are proud to publish the 250th consecutive week of this integral part of Cigar Coop. Thank you to our audience, partners, and sponsors for their support.
News and Previews
- Drew Estate: The company announced the return of its annual release to Casa de Montecristo in Illinois, the Liga Privada Unico Serie UF-4 .
- Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: The company is targeting mid-November for the release of the Muestra de Saka Nacatamale.
- Villiger North America: Manuel Garcia, formerly of Habanos SA, has joined the company.
- Caldwell Cigar Company / Room 101: The Robert Caldwell, Matt Booth, and AJ Fernandez collaboration has been renamed The T.
- Colibri: The company released its Quantum and EVO lighters.
- Davidoff: The company unveiled details about the Davidoff Year of the Dog .The company also announced it has officially opened Maison Davidoff in Switzerland, the company’s new corporate headquarters.
- Saga Short Tales Tomo IV – L.O.V. (Labor Omnia Vincit) by De Los Reyes Cigars
- Black Works Studio Boondock Saint Corona Larga
- Guardian of the Farm Rambo
- La Barba Purple Robusto
- Protocol Themis Toro by Cubariqueño Cigar Company
Agile Cigar Reviews
- House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week four new sponsors were added including Tom McClintock [R-California], Scott Perry [R-Pennsylvania], Luke Messer [R-Indiana], and Roger Williams [R-Texas]. The total number of sponsors is now 132.
- U.S. Senate: S.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564.This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains 18.
- House Bill 1136: H.R. 1136 is the legislation to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15, 2017, to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now 88.
Cigar Coop Coffee Collection
Prime Time Show
This week, we welcomed Fabian Ziegler of Drew Estate for Episode 27. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked horror movies Finally, in our full Deliberation segment, we talked about Aaron Loomis’ article “When a 90 is a not a 90“.
We also had Prime Time Special Edition #15 where we welcome Jonathan Carney as our special guest.
Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)
Episode 29 (11/9/17): Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Episode 30 (11/16/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista
Episode 31 (11/21/17): Oliver Niveud, United Cigars
Episode 32 (11/30/17): Carson Serino, Serino Cigar Company
Episode 33 (12/5/17): The Big Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Pre-Game
On this date October 28th…
- October 28th, 2010: We assessed the La Palina Alison.
- October 28th, 2012: We did an Assessment Update on the Iconic Leaf Recluse.
- October 28th, 2013: We assessed the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Estelí.
- October 28th, 2013: We reported on actor Armand Assante’s plans to Appear at Cigar Dinner in Matawan, New Jersey
- October 28th, 2014: We reported on the Nat Sherman Panamericana becoming a shop exclusive for the Nat Sherman Townhouse.
- October 28th, 2014: We assessed the Long Live the King Petit Double Wide Short Churchill by Caldwell Cigar Company
- October 28th, 2014: We reported on the Señorial 65th Anniversary Perfecto Elégance by Las Cumbres Tabaco
- October 28th, 2015: We reported on the Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Hog’s Tooth becoming a shop exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop.
- October 28th, 2015: We reported on the Davidoff Year of the Monkey Limited Edition 2016.
- October 28th, 2015: We reported on Lost & Found’s Pepper Cream Soda “Butter” being released.
- October 28th, 2015: We previewed the Stogie Geeks Four Year Anniversary Show, a show that holds the record for the longest single day cigar podcast in history.
- October 28th, 2016: We reported on the FDA responding to the cigar industry’s lawsuit.
- October 28th, 2016: We reported on the debut of the San Cristobal Quintessence.
- October 28th, 2016: We assessed the Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Flying Pig.