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 405 (10/31/20)
Sale of Imperial’s Premium Cigar Business
It’s official. Imperial Brands PLC is out of the premium cigar business. This week the transaction was made official between Imperial and the two investment groups making the purchase. The transaction includes the sale of such entities such as Altadis USA, Casa de Montecristo, JR Cigars, Santa Clara Cigars, Tabacalera SLU, Flor de Copan, Tabacalera de Garcia, and 50% of Habanos SA. We’ve got the details here.
Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Hector Marrero who was our big winner on the Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway!
This week was loaded with a bunch of limited releases with a focus on annual releases.
- Crowned Heads: The company has announced the Mil Días Mareva EL XX
- Davidoff: The company has informed retailers of the latest installment of the annual Zodiac series, the Davidoff Limited Edition Year of the Ox
- JRE Tobacco Co: The company has shipped the Aladino Corojo Reserva No. 4 2020 Limited Edition
- General Cigar Company: Announced three limited-edition releases this week: CAO Vision, Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Holiday Edition, and Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas 2020.
- La Palina Cigars: Announced the La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 6
- Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co: Announced the Brotherhood No. 1 by Oscar Valladares
- Proprietary Cigar Company: Announced the Jason-Dumont Noir
- Hand Rolled: The film about the cigar industry is going to DVD.
- 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.
- Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch Campeon
- Micallef A
- M.X.S. Signature Tiago Splitter Sublime by ACE Prime
Agile Cigar Review
Features and Blog
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
11/3: Prime Time Special Edition 87: Election Night 2020 – The Non Political Show
11/5: Prime Time Episode 163: Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
11/9: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 22: Dolly vs. Diana
On This Date…
On this date Oct 31…
- Oct 31, 2012: We re-posted a press release announcing the hiring of Andrew Brennan as Director of Sales.
- Oct 31, 2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the Gurkha Ghost.
- Oct 31, 2013: We assessed the Ora Vivo Armand Assante.
- Oct 31, 2014: We reported on the Quesada Winter Pack.
- Oct 31, 2014: We reported on the Hammer + Sickle Berlin Wall Series Celebration Short Corona.
- Oct 31, 2014: We did an Assessment Update on the Leccia Luchador El Hombre by Leccia Tobacco
- Oct 31, 2015: We reported on the Pura Soul Maduro and Barber Pole
- Oct 31, 2015: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 49 (10/31/15)
- Oct 31, 2016: We assessed the Tatuaje Skinny Drac
- Oct 31, 2017: We reported on the FDA’s response to Cigar Industry’s Motion for Partial Injunction and Summary Judgement
- Oct 31, 2017: We reported on the Colibri SV-Cut
- Oct 31, 2017: We assessed the Viaje Full Moon 2016 Collector’s Edition
- Oct 31, 2018: We reported on Kretek International acquiring Foundry Tobacco Company from General
- Oct 31, 2018: We reported on Richard Krutick departing Davidoff
- Oct 31, 2018: We reported on three Crowned Heads regional releases that were offered nationwide to retailers for 24-hour window
- Oct 31, 2019: We assessed the San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto by Royal Agio Cigars
- Oct 31, 2019: We reported on Foundation Cigar Company’s Grasshopper Event Pack
- Oct 31, 2019: We reported on the Viaje Farmhand Andre
- Oct 31, 2019: We reported on Wilshire and La Jolla as the third Installment of the Viaje Craft Series
- Oct 31, 2019: We announced Prime Time Cigar Jukebox being rebranded as Prime Time Jukebox