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 322 (3/23/19)
Feature of the Week: Tobacconists Association of America (TAA) Announces 2019 TAA Exclusive Series
This week the TAA held its 51st annual convention at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. This year the organization ‘s annual Exclusive Series will have 12 new additions and 2 returning cigars.
- A.J. Fernande New World Redondo
- CAO Brazilia Select
- Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2019
- Don Pepin Garcia Original Toro
- Eiroa Jamastran 11/18.
- E.P. Carrillo Limited Edition La Historia TAA 656
- J.C. Newman Brick House Ciento Por Ciento
- Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente,
- Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 50th Segunda Edition Box Press Toro Natural
- La Flor Dominicana TAA 50th Segunda Edition Box Press Toro Maduro
- La Palina Silver Label
- Nat Sherman Timeless 2019 TAA Limited Edition,
- Tatuaje Exclusive Series TAA 51st
News and Previews
- Diesel: The brand under General Cigar announced a new small batch project called Diesel Hair of the Dog
- Montecristo: The brand under Tabacalera USA will release the Grupo de Maestros Private Batch Exclusive Coming to Casa de Montecristo Stores
- Nat Sherman: The brand announced it is rebranding its Nat Sherman 1930 as the Epoca Reserva
- White Hat Cigars: The company announced shop exclusive sizes of its H.R. Signature line to Corona Cigar Company and Fox Cigar Bar.
- 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 remains at 12.
- CRA: Announced it has partnered with a new organization known as the Coalition of American Rollers.
- Delaware: The Senate has approved a bill to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. The bill now heads to the State House.
- Maryland: The Senate and House of Delegates approved two different versions of a measure to raise the age for buying tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21. The Senate included an exception in its bill intended for members of the military. Individuals 18 to 20 could still purchase tobacco products if they show a military identification. The House version did not include the exemption. The bills must be resolved before being sent to Governor Larry Hogan.
- Ohio: Governor Mike DeWine has proposed raising the tobacco purchase age to 21.
Agile Cigar Reviews
- Liga Privada No. 9 Short Corona by Drew Estate
- MQBA Torpedo by Bombay Tobak
- Flor de las Antillas Lancero by My Father Cigars (2018 TAA Exclusive)
Prime Time Show
No Show this week
Prime Time Special Edition
This week Special Edition #50 celebrated its milestone show as we welcome Nicholas Melillo of Foundation Cigar Company.
Episode 89 (3/28/19): Robert Holt, Southern Draw Cigars
Prime Time Special Edition
Special Edition #51 (3/26/19): The Baseball Show 2019 Pre-Game
On this date March 23rd…
- Mar 23, 2011: We reviewed the Perdomo Cuban Bullet v2.0 Cuban Seed Sun Grown.
- Mar 23, 2011: We reviewed the Sosa Family Selection Connecticut.
- Mar 23, 2013: We published Cigar Week Wrap: Volume 2, Number 10 (3/23/13)
- Mar 23, 2013: We reported on the Emilio Mia Dora
- Mar 23, 2013: We reported on Boutique Blends announcing the Aging Room WildPack, Aging Room M21, and Swag “S”
- Mar 23, 2014: We assessed the Dissident Soapbox
- Mar 23, 2014: We reported on the Guayacan Sabor de Esteli
- Mar 23, 2015: We assessed the Quesada Selección España Beli-Lance
- Mar 23, 2015: We reported on the La Flor Dominicana Firecracker
- Mar 23, 2016: We reported on the E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2016
- Mar 23, 2016: We reported on the Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac
- Mar 23, 2016: We assessed the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole 2016
- Mar 23, 2017: We reported on the Davidoff Famous 75th Anniversary
- Mar 23, 2017: We reported on the Davidoff Chefs Edition returning for a limited run.
- Mar 23, 2018: We reported on the FDA ANPRM on Premium Cigars
- Mar 23, 2018: We reported on Drew Estate Liga Privada Coronets arriving at Drew Diplomat Retailers
- Mar 23, 2018: We published the feature story A Visit to the Davidoff Art Initiative at the Altos de Chavón School of Design
- Mar 23, 2018: We reported on the My Father Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Limited Edition 2018