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 384 (6/6/20)
Feature of the Week: Hector Vanegas Passes Away
Hector Vanegas, the Manufacturing Manager of STG Estelí, passed away this week. We have additional details here.
Summer of ’20 Coverage
We will be replacing our normal IPCPR/PCA Pre-Game Coverage with “Summer of ’20 Coverage.” This will focus on the releases many cigar companies plan to release this summer. We have the details here.
- Alec Bradley: The company will be rolling out a regional series of cigars created by its territory managers.
- Aganorsa Leaf: The company announced the Supreme Leaf Toro and Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109.
- Davidoff: The company announced the return of the Davidoff Special «53» Capa Dominicana
- Drew Estate: The company has continued announcing its summer releases. This week the company announced:
- JRE Tobacco Company: The company announced the Aladino Cameroon is heading for national release
- Joya de Nicaragua: The company has announced the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Shut the Box Limited Edition
- La Aurora: The company has announced it is shipping the La Aurora TAA Exclusivo.
- Cavalier Genève Cigars: The company has announced distribution for the Angola market.
- RoMa Craft Tobac: The company announced its inaugural WeaselFest event scheduled for Labor Day weekend.
- 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 remains 85.
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
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6/8 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 11: The Live Aid and Live 8 “35 and 15” Show
6/11 Prime Time Episode 142: Erik Espinosa, Espinosa Cigars
On this date June 6
- Jun 6, 2011: We assessed Para Japon by La Aurora.
- Jun 6, 2012: We reposted a press release announcing the launch of Brazilian Cigar company Dona Flor in the U.S.
- Jun 6, 2012: We reposted a press release announcing the La Palina Collection Goldie Laguito No. 2 – a cigar that would go on to be the Cigar Coop 2012 Cigar of the Year.
- Jun 6, 2013: We previewed the Alec Bradley American Sun Grown
- Jun 6, 2013: We reposted a press release announcing Espinosa Cigars’ 601 La Bomba Warhead.
- Jun 6, 2013: We previewed the new sizes of the Tatuaje 10th Anniversary series.
- Jun 6, 2014: We reported on plans for Davidoff of Geneva’s new flagship store on 6th Avenue in New York.
- Jun 6, 2014: We reported on the Atladis’ lounge exclusive Casa de Montecristo Exclusivo.
- Jun 6, 2014: We previewed Espinosa Cigars’ 601 La Bomba Warhead II.
- Jun 6, 2014: We previewed the E.P. Carrillo INCH C-99.
- Jun 6, 2014: We assessed the 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster by Espinosa Cigars (Part of the Smoke Inn MicroBlend Series)
- Jun 6, 2015: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 28 (6/6/15)
- Jun 6, 2016: We reported on the Black Label Trading Company Morphine 2016
- Jun 6, 2016: We assessed the Davidoff Scorecard 2016
- Jun 6, 2017: We reported on Illusione’s new website.
- Jun 6, 2017: We reported on Alpha Cigar Company distributing the Fuego Lighter
- Jun 6, 2017: We assessed the EIROA The First 20 Years Colorado 50 x 5 – a cigar that would go on to be the Cigar Coop 2017 Cigar of the Year.
- Jun 6, 2017: We reported on the Camacho Nicaraguan Barrel-Aged
- Jun 6, 2018: We reported on a potential UPS Labor Strike
- Jun 6, 2018: We assessed the CAO Zócalo
- Jun 6, 2019: We reported on the return of the Warped La Colmena Unico Especial for a limited run
- Jun 6, 2019: We reported on the La Galera Anemoi
- Jun 6, 2019: We reported on Gurkha adding a corona size to three infused lines
- Jun 6, 2019: We reported on the return of the Dissident Home