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 358 (12/7/19)


Feature of the Week: Cigar of the Year Countdown 2019 Commences

For the tenth consecutive year, Cigar Coop is doing a Cigar of the Year Countdown. Through January 6, 2020, we will count down the Top 30 Cigars for 2019. Yesterday the Countdown commenced:

The criteria for the 2019 Countdown can be found here.

Feature of the Week: Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch 2019 Release

It’s been four years since a Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch release, but this month the company is shipping its latest version. We have the details here.

News and Previews

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. 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 one new co-sponsor Rep Bradley Byrne [R-Alabama] was added. The total number of sponsors now is at 84.
  • Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia City Council has passed a flavored tobacco ban. The bill is now going to Mayor Jim Kenney for signature.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Feature Story

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Past Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Past Week


Prime Time

Episode 120 (12/12): Indiana Ortez

Prime Time Special Edition

Special Edition 64 (12/10/19): Jarrid Trudeau, Kristoff Cigars

Prime Time Jukebox

Episode 2 (12/14/19): Christmas and Holiday Music

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