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 403 (10/17/20)


The Headlines

Arturo Fuente and Padrón Announce Collaboration

We covered details of the historic announcement from last week.

Puro Sabor 2021 Cancelled

For the second time in three years, the Puro Sabor 2021 festival in Nicaragua has been cancelled. We’ve got the details here.

Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who bought and/or promoted the Cigar Coop Battle of the Bands Sampler pack for Smoke Inn. We didn’t expect to win, and didn’t win. At the same time, this was a contest that was a lot of fun. This author learned a lot, and there was some great competition. I was particularly moved every time someone commented that they took the time to buy and enjoy the sampler pack assembled.

That being said, it’s time to give back. I’ve decided to assemble a great sampler pack. It’s open to all. In other words, NO PURCHASE REQUIRED AND EVERYBODY GETS A FAIR SHOT. The giveaway consists of five things and is valued at over $200.00! We’ve got the details here.  CONTEST CLOSES 10/24!


The News

Summer of ’20 Coverage

Our Summer of ’20 product coverage wrapped up on September 16. We are still publishing additional Spotlight reports.

Summer of ’20 Spotlights

Product Coverage

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


Agile Cigar Reviews

Features and Blog

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Week

Upcoming Schedule

10/19: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 20: The 2020 Halloween Show
10/22: Prime Time Episode 161: Dylan Austin, Davidoff of Geneva
10/26: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 21: Album Archaeology #4 – Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

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