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 52 (Edition 253 11/18/17)

Feature of the Week: Altadis U.S.A. and Crowned Heads Collaborate on Montecristo Ciudad de Musica

Altadis U.S.A. has announced it has collaborated with Nashville-based Crowned Heads on a new Montecristo called Montecristo Ciudad de Música. The cigar will be made by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Jr. We have the details here.

News and Previews


Agile Cigar Reviews

Legislative News

  • 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 two new sponsors were added. including Darrel Issa [R-California] and Steve Womack [R-Arizona]: The total number of sponsors is now at 137.
  • U.S. SenateS.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 one new co-sponsor, Tom O’Halleran [D-Arizona] was added. The total number of sponsors remains 88.
  • Senate Bill 2100: This bill proposes raising the smoking age nationally to 21.
  • Health and Human Services: President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week for Episode  30. We welcomed our Special Guest Ian Reith, owner and founder of Dapper Cigar Company. For our Debonaire Ideal segment we talked Thanksgiving and finally in our Deliberation segment we talk about the recent announcement on the collaboration between Altadis U.S.A. and Crowned Heads.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #16, we did a recap of the 2017 La Zona Palooza Event and covered a variety of news topics in the cigar business

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Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 31 (11/21/17): Oliver Nivaud, United Cigars *Tuesday Show*
Episode 32 (11/30/17): Carson Serino, Serino Cigar Company
Episode 33 (12/5/17): The 2017 Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Pre-Game Analysis
Episode 34 (12/14/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista

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