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 6 (Edition 259 12/30/17)

Feature of the Week: Boveda Smart Sensor Released

A couple of weeks ago, Boveda announced a new device called the Smart Sensor. It’s a device designed to monitor the conditions of your humidor whether local or remote. We’ve got the details here.

2017 Cigar of the Year Countdown

For the eighth consecutive year, Cigar Coop is releasing its daily Cigar of the Year Countdown. This is our (near) daily countdown of the Top 30 Cigars of the year for 2017.  This year there was a delayed start, but the Countdown officially began on December 9th. This week we unveiled selections #26 through #21.

The Countdown will take a break on Monday, January 1st, 2018. While we won’t be unveiling a cigar on the countdown, as always there will be original content on Cigar Coop published on January 1st.

News and Previews

  • 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 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 at 19.
  • 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 91.

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 36, we welcomed back Danny Vazquez, now of RoMa Craft Tobacco, as our special guest. We discussed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in our Debonaire Ideal segment. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we discussed personnel moves in the cigar industry.

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 37 (1/4/18): Charlie and Jack Torano
Episode 38 (1/11/18): Ernesto Padilla, Padilla Cigar Company
Episode 39 (1/18/18): Mike Bellody, MLB Cigar Ventures
Episode 40 (1/25/18): TBA
No Show 2/1/18
Episode 41 (2/8/18): Andre Farkas, Viaje Cigars

Special Edition #19 (1/2/18): A Tribute to Gilberto Oliva Sr.
Special Edition #20 (1/23/18): “Big Game Edition” with Jonathan Carney

On this date December 30th…