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 385 (6/13/20)


The Headlines

Ten Years of Cigar Coop

On August 15, 2020, Cigar Coop will mark its ten year anniversary. In the next ten weeks leading up to event, we will publish a ten part series looking back at the history of Cigar Coop. This week we published the first installment

Kaizad Hansotia Resigns as Chairman of Gurkha Cigars Following Racially Insensitive Comments

Following a firestorm that resulted from what Gurkha is calling racist comments on Gurkha Cigars’ Chairman Kaizad Hansotia’s Facebook account, the company announced the resignation of Hansotia as Chairman of Gurkha effective immediately. Jim Colucci will now assume the role of CEO and President of the Company. Hansotia will also divest his ownership of the company. We got the details here.

The News

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.

Other News

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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains 85.

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog

Feature Stories

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Jukebox

Upcoming Schedule

6/18: Prime Time Episode 143: Manuel Inoa, La Aurora Cigars
6/22: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 12: The Battle of the Bands Championship Pre-Game Show
6/23 Prime Time Special Edition 78: David Garofalo

On This Date…

On this date June 13