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 7, Number 2 (Edition 255 12/2/17)

Feature of the Week: Terence Reilly Joins Casa Fernandez

After a month hiatus in the cigar industry, former Quesada Cigars General Manager Terence Reilly is back. He is the new Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Casa Fernandez. We got the details here.

News and Previews


Agile Cigar Reviews

Editor’s Corner

We month’s column is entitled “That Time of the Year

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 three sponsors: Clay Higgins [R-Louisiana], John Shimkus [R-Illinois], and Sean Duffy [R-Wisconsin] were added. The total number of sponsors is now 140.
  • 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 90.

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 32. We welcomed our Special Guest Carson Serino of Serino Cigar Company. While we talked plenty of cigars, for our Debonaire Ideal segment we talked about some Carson’s world travels. Finally in our Deliberation Segment we discussed Aaron’s follow-up editorial on “When a 90 is not a 90”.

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Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 33 (12/5/17): The 2017 Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Pre-Game Analysis
Episode 34 (12/14/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista
Episode 35 (12/21/17): TBA
Episode 36 (12/28/17): Danny Vazquez, RoMa Craft Tobac

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