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 319 (3/2/19)
Feature of the Week: Festival del Habano Coverage
This week we completed our product reports from the XXI Festival del Habano
- Allones No. 2 by Ramón Allones Launched at XXI Festival del Habano
- Cohiba Novedosos Announced as LCDH/Habanos Specialist Exclusive at XXI Festival del Habano
- Montecristo Edición Limitada Supremos Launched at XXI Festival del Habano
- Quai D’Orsay Edición Limitada Senadores Launched at XXI Festival del Habano
- Three New Regular Production Trinidad Offerings Launched at XXI Festival del Habano
- Two Limited Trinidad Releases Unveiled at XXI Festival del Habano
News and Previews
- Camacho: The Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel Aged has been released nationally on a limited basis.
- Crowned Heads: The Angel’s Anvil 2019, the company’s release for the 2019 TAA Exclusive Series was announced.
- Quality Importers: Company President Michael Cellucci has left the company.
- U.S. Senate: S.9 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 is at 11.
- FDA: The Cigar Trade Associations officially filed an appeal in the lawsuit against the FDA.
- Delaware: A bill has been introduced that proposes raising the tobacco purchase age to 21.
- Nebraska: A bill has been introduced that would raise the tax on premium cigars to 65% of the wholesale price.
- New Hampshire: The bill to remove the tax exemption for premium cigars was defeated.
- Tennessee: As part of a bill, there is a proposal to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21.
- Vermont: The Senate has approved a bill that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. It is expected to move to the State House for further consideration.
- West Virginia: A bill proposing raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 has passed the State Senate.
- Long Live the King MAD MOFO Corona by Caldwell Cigar Company
- Camacho Hard Charger
- Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2018
- DAV Habana Clásico Fumada Corta
- Vega Magna Toro by Quesada Cigars
Agile Cigar Reviews
Prime Time Show
This week for Episode 86 we welcomed Sam Leccia as our special guest. We discuss movie sequels in our Debonaire Ideal segment. In our Deliberation Segment we discussed Facebook social media groups.
Prime Time Special Edition
No Show this Week
Episode 87 (3/7/19): Riste Ristevski, JSK Cigars
Prime Time Special Edition
Special Edition #49 (3/4/19): Festival del Habano Recap w/ Nick Syris
On this date March 2nd…
- Mar 2, 2011: We reviewed what was the newly released Cain Daytona.
- Mar 2, 2012: We reviewed the Liga Privada Unico Serie “A”.
- Mar 2, 2013: We published Cigar Week Wrap: Volume 2, Number 7 (3/2/13).
- Mar 2, 2013: We reported on new bands for the RoMa Craft Intemperance line.
- Mar 2, 2013: We reported on Lou Rodriguez Cigars reblending its Edicion Reserve line
- Mar 2, 2013: We reported on Primer Mundo Cigars’ Clase Reserva 2013
- Mar 2, 2014: We assessed The Widow’s Son by Battleground Cigars
- Mar 2, 2014: We reported on the launch of VICARIAS by Tre J Cigars
- Mar 2, 2015: We reported on the Perdomo Small Batch Series
- Mar 2, 2016: We reported on the Davidoff Exclusive Indy 500 Edition heading to Blend Cigar Bar
- Mar 2, 2016: We reported on the Drew Estate Herrera Esteli TAA Exclusive
- Mar 2, 2016: We reported on Nat Sherman’s new bands for the Timeless Collection
- Mar 2, 2017: We published the feature story “Bayer CropScience a Daily Best Practice of Eiroa Operations“
- Mar 2, 2018: We assessed the Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generación V
- Mar 2, 2018: We reported on Maya Selva Cigars naming Jean François Poillot Named U.S. Sales Manager
- Mar 2, 2018: We reported on the San Cristóbal de La Habana Prado release as a La Casa del Habano and Habanos Specialists Exclusive
- Mar 2, 2018: We reported on the Ezra Zion Cigar Company partnership with Oak & Eden whiskey
- Mar 2, 2018: We published Prime Time Episode 44: Michael Giannini, Ben Winokur, & Jason Carignan, Ventura Cigar Company