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 343 (8/24/19)
Feature of the Week: Premium Cigar Association Postpones Plans to Launch CigarCon
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has announced its plans for CigarCon, a consumer event held in conjunction with its annual convention and trade show, will not take place in 2020 and will be considered for 2021. We’ve got the details here.
We also published the feature story “Why the PCA Made the Right Decision Postponing CigarCon.”
2019 IPCPR Product Reports:
Our 2019 IPCPR Recaps will wrap up next week!
- Drew Estate Shipping Undercrown Shade Suprema
- AJ Fernandez Días de Gloria Heads to Retailers
- Rocky Patel ALR Second Edition Debuts at the 2019 IPCPR
- Tatuaje Launches El Triunfador Favoritos at 2019 IPCPR
- Tatuaje Launches Tattoo Favoritos at 2019 IPCPR
2019 IPCPR Spotlights
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Altadis U.S.A.
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Boutique Blends Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Crux Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Foundation Cigar Company
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Illusione Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Leaf by Oscar Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Micallef Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Nat Sherman International
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Perdomo Cigars
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: United Cigar
- IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Ventura Cigar Company
- Drew Estate: The company has shipped the Undercrown Shade Suprema
- A.J. Fernandez Cigars: The company has shipped the Días de Gloria
- Foundation Cigar Company: The company has shipped its 2019 IPCPR releases.
- H. Upmann: The H. Upmann 175th Anniversary has shipped.
- 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 15.
- U.S. House of Representatives: H.R.1854 is the House Companion Bill to S.9. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now at 79.
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
For Special Edition #59, we welcome Alec and Bradley Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigars
Episode 107 (8/29/19): Luis Cuevas, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Episode 108 (9/5/19): Nick Perdomo, Perdomo Cigars
Prime Time Special Edition
On this date August 10th…
- Aug 24, 2010: We recap our first meeting with Matt Booth of Room 101 Cigars at the 2010 IPCPR Trade Show in New Orleans.
- Aug 24, 2010: We posted a video in which Corona Cigar president Jeff Borysiewicz responded to Mayor Richard Crotty’s tobacco ban in Orlando.
- Aug 24, 2011: We assessed the La Flor Dominicana Colorado Oscuro (No 5)
- Aug 24, 2012: We assessed the My Uzi Weighs a Ton (MUWAT) +11
- Aug 24, 2012: We published a Cigar Conversation with Antonio Lam of Reinado Cigars that we recorded at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show.
- Aug 24, 2013: We published Cigar Week Wrap: Volume 2, Number 32 (8/24/13)
- Aug 24, 2013: We reported on some new projects by Crowned Heads.
- Aug 24, 2013: We previewed the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Exclusivo Regional (Midwest Release)
- Aug 24, 2014: We assessed the Sorullos by Serious Cigars
- Aug 24, 2015: We assessed the Avo Syncro Nicaragua Robusto
- Aug 24, 2016: We reported on the Foundry Tobacco Company Time Flies launching at the 2016 IPCPR
- Aug 24 2016: We reported on Duran Nicatabaco Factory Blend No. 5 making its debut at the 2016 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2016: We reported on the Caldwell Anastasia launching at the 2016 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2017: Drew Estate announced its Louisiana Barn Smoker
- Aug 24, 2017: We reported on the showcasing of the Regius Connecticut at the 2017 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2017: We reported on Casa de Montecristo expanding into Arizona and Florida
- Aug 24, 2017: We reported on the launch of the Casa Fernandez Condega Corojo Serie S at the 2017 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2018: We published the feature story Spotlight on Serino Cigar Company at the 2018 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2018: We published the feature story Spotlight on Nomad Cigar Company at the 2018 IPCPR
- Aug 24, 2018: We published Prime Time Episode 64: Justo Eiroa, JRE Tobacco Co – Live from Tailored Smoke in Charlotte NC