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 390 (7/18/20)
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 the event, we will publish a ten-part series looking back at the history of Cigar Coop. This week we published the sixth installment.
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 1 – Beginnings: The 2010 IPCPR Trade Show
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 2 – Start Me Up: 2010 through 2012
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 3 – Face the Face: Events, Trade Shows, Factory Tours, and More
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 4 – Won’t Get Fooled Again: The Mistakes
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 5 – My Way: No Regrets
- Ten Years of Cigar Coop: Part 6 – Summer of 69: The Cigar Coop – Stogie Geeks Era
PCA Furlough Ends for Two Employees
At the start of the month, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced it was furloughing its entire staff. Today, the PCA announced two key employees will be returning, Executive Director Scott Pearce and Head of Government Affairs Joshua Habursky. We’ve got the 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 products many cigar companies plan to release this summer.
This Week’s Coverage
- Davidoff: The Camacho Nicaragua is shipping later this month
- Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: The company has announced its DTT Timeshare Experience
- JRE Tobacco Co: The company will release its Aladino Habano Vintage Selection Toro as an exclusive to Nelson Loguasto’s Cigars.
- Toscano Cigars: The Toscano Duecento is coming to the U.S. market
- Crowned Heads: Announced the Juárez Chihuahua line extension.
- HVC Cigars: The HVC Hot Cake was announced.
- Rocky Patel Premium Cigars: We reported on the Rocky Patel Quarter Century.
- InterTabac: Westfalenhallen Unternehmensgruppe, who organizes the InterTabac Trade Show announced they will put on a hybrid in-person/virtual replacement even called ITShub.
- 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.
- Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock 2020
- Lords of England No. 2 Toro by Pure Aroma Cigars
Features and Blog
- The Blog: Summer of ’20 “The Big Board” (7/16/20) – Product Announcements Increase
- The Blog: Perdomo Cigars Unveils Virtual Trade Show for 2020
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
- No show this week
Prime Time Jukebox
- No show this week
7/20: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 14 Women in Music
7/21: Prime Time Special Edition 80: The Baseball Show – 2021 MLB Baseball Preview
7/23: Prime Time Episode 148: Summer of 20 Virtual Trade Show
On This Date…
On this date July 18.
- Jul 18, 2011: We assessed the Sublimes cigar.
- Jul 18, 2012: We previewed the Swag SoBe Edition by Boutique Blends Cigars
- Jul 18,2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the Iconic Leaf Recluse OTG
- Jul 18, 2012: We previewed the Nat Sherman Timeless Collection (Nicaraguan) and line extensions for MATASA (Dominican) edition.
- Jul 18, 2012: We reported on Charlotte NC / Mecklenburg County considering smoking ban in parks
- Jul 18, 2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the E.P. Carrillo Inch Natural
- Jul 18, 2013: We previewed the debut of Drew Estate Classics Pipe Tobacco at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show
- Jul 18, 2013: We previewed the Kristoff Galerones DR4
- Jul 18, 2013: We previewed the E.P. Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2013.
- Jul 18, 2013: We previewed the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition Collection.
- Jul 18, 2013: We previewed General Cigar’s 2013 IPCPR Releases.
- Jul 18, 2013: We did an Assessment Update on the Swag SoBE Edition by Boutique Blends.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Drew Estate Pipe Collection by Tsuge
- Jul 18, 2014: We reported on details of the Nomad C-276.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Drew Estate’s Tsuge “The Four Seasons” and Tsuge “The God Series” Pipe Tobacco lines.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Drew Estate Acid Blondie Maduro.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Chinnock Cellars Cremoir.
- Jul 18, 2014: In our IPCPR Preview Series, we unveiled our predictions for the five hottest cigars at IPCPR.
- Jul 18,2014: We reported the Drew Estate’s MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured line extensions.
- Jul 18,2014: We assessed the Regius Seleccion Orchant 2014 – Robusto
- Jul 18, 2014: We reported on Drew Estate’s MUWAT Night Crawler line extension and new packaging changes to MUWAT.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed Tatuaje ‘s Jekyll and Hyde Monster releases for 2014 and 2015.
- Jul 18, 2014: We previewed the Roberto Duran Baracoa.
- Jul 18, 2015: We published the Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 34 (7/18/15)
- Jul 18, 2015: We reported on the Camacho Shellback
- Jul 18, 2015: We reported on the Padrón Dámaso
- Jul 18, 2016: We reported on the MoyaRuiz Dim Mak
- Jul 18, 2016: We reported on Royal Agio Cigars adding three new sizes to the Balmoral Añejo XO
- Jul 18, 2016: We reported on Foundation Cigar Company’s Charter Oak
- Jul 18, 2016: We reported on Duran Cigars’ Neya F8 Texas Tactical Lancero
- Jul 18, 2016: We assesed the Davidoff Art Edition 2016
- Jul 18, 2017: We reported on the La Palina Goldie Toro
- Jul 18, 2017: We reported on the original Black Label Trading Company Deliverance becoming a Ford on Fifth Shop Exclusive
- Jul 18, 2017: We published the feature story,”Spotlight on JRE Tobacco Co. at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show“
- Jul 18, 2018: We reported on the passing away of Greensboro Retailer “Havana Phil” Segal
- Jul 18, 2018: We published our IPCPR 2018 Post Game Report: Day Four
- Jul 18, 2018: We reported on the Alec Bradley Magic Toast
- Jul 18, 2018: We reported on the Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco
- Jul 18, 2019: We reported on the Serino Royale Vintage 2012
- Jul 18, 2019: We published IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Room101 Cigars