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 7 (Edition 260 1/6/18)

Feature of the Week: Davidoff Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary Celebration Year

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Davidoff branded cigars. To mark the occasion, Davidoff is planning a series of activities to commemorate the milestone. Activities include a series of events, specialty commissioned cigars and accessories, and special bands that will adorn several of the White Label releases. 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 #20 through #15.

Year in Review

News and Previews


Editor’s Corner

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 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 37, we were live in Boca Raton, Florida at Casa de Montecristo by Prime Cigar to interview both Charlie and Jack Toraño. In addition to catching up with Charlie and Jack, we talked a little NFL playoffs, and weighed in on this year’s end of year lists.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #19, we had a special tribute to Gilberto Oliva, Sr.

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Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

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): Miguel Schoedel, Crowned Heads
No Show 2/1/18
Episode 41 (2/8/18): Andre Farkas, Viaje Cigars

Special Edition #20 (1/23/18): “Big Game Edition” with Jonathan Carney
Special Edition #21 (2/6/18): Omar de Frias, Fratello Cigars

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