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: Edition 311 (1/5/19)

2018 Cigar of the Year Countdown

For the ninth consecutive year, Cigar Coop is doing a Cigar of the Year Countdown. Through January 7, 2019, we will count down the Top 30 Cigars for 2018. This week we unveiled selections #4 through #9:

The criteria for the Countdown can be found here. We also announced changes to the 2019 Cigar of the Year in our Editor’s Corner.

Year in Review

This week we published “Top 12 Cigar Industry Stories and Themes of 2018

Feature of the Week: Jack Toraño Joins Espinosa Cigars

Shortly after parting ways with General Cigar, Jack Toraño is General Cigar’s new Director of Sales.

News and Previews

Editor’s Corner

This week we published Editor’s Corner #95: Postseason 2018

Legislative News

  • U.S. Senate: S.9 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars.  The total number of sponsors is currently at 6.

Prime Time Show

This week for Episode 80, James Brown of Black Label Trading Company and Black Works Studio was our special guest.

Prime Time Special Edition

No show this week.


Prime Time

Episode 81 (1/10/19): Ian Reith, Dapper Cigar Company
Episode 82 (1/17/19): Cigar of the Year Panel Discussion

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 45 (1/15/19) – Year in Review/Richard Oveton
Special Edition 46 (1/22/19) – The LFD Big Game Show with Jonathan Carney

On this date January 5th