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 406 (11/7/20)
Glynn Loope Era Comes to a Close at Cigar Rights of America
Glynn Loope has officially stepped down as Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America. We got the details here.
Another Battle of the Bands Post Game Ultimate Giveaway
This Sunday we will do another Battle of the Bands Ultimate Giveaway Drawing
This week was loaded with a bunch of limited releases with a focus on annual releases.
- Drew Estate/JR Cigars: The Drew Estate NightShade was formally announced as an exclusive for JR Cigars and Santa Clara Cigars.
- Caldwell Cigar Company: The Eastern Standard Sun-Grown Magic Super Lancero was announced.
- Los Caidos Cigars: Announced a distribution agreement with Sutliff Tobacco.
- Oveja Negra Brands: The Black Works Studio S&R 2020 was announced
- Powstanie: The Powstanie Wojtek Toro has been released.
- Stallone Cigars: Announced a distribution agreement with PF Importers
- Drew Estate: The 2020 Virtual Barn Smoker Event has been cancelled.
- 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.
- Aladino Habano Vintage Selection Rothschild by JRE Tobacco Co.
- Cattle Baron Maduro Trail Boss
- Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel’s Share PerfecXion X
- Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No. 1
- VegaFina Gran Reserva 2020
Agile Cigar Review
Features and Blog
- The Blog: Happy New Year!!!
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 396 – Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr., E.P. Carrillo
- The Blog: Will Cooper Guests on Smoke Night Live
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
- No show this week
11/9: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 22: Dolly vs. Diana
11/10: Prime Time Episode Special Edition 88: La Zona Palooza Pre-Game Show
11/12: Prime Time Show 164: Carlos “Carlito Fuente”, Arturo Fuente Cigars
On This Date…
On this date November 7…
- Nov 7, 2011: We assessed the Pedro Martin Gold.
- Nov 7, 2012: We re-posted a press release announcing the Tatuaje Apocalypse.
- Nov 7, 2012: We assessed the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare 2012 (BR1213).
- Nov 7, 2013: We previewed Casa Fernandez’s JFR Junior Corojo and Maduro (Cigar Preview).
- Nov 7, 2013: We previewed the Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf Maduro Illustre
- Nov 7, 2013: We reported the launch of Jose Seijas’ Matilde Cigars.
- Nov 7, 2013: We announced that Stogie Geeks would carry its live feed on Cigar Federation
- Nov 7, 2014: We reported on Drew Estate and Pappy & Company’s Joint Cigar Venture.
- Nov 7, 2014: We reported on the announcement of the CAO Gold Nasty Nutcracker and CAO MX2 Rabid Reindeer.
- Nov 7, 2014: We did an Assessment Update on the Joya Red Robusto.
- Nov 7, 2015: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 50 (11/7/15)
- Nov 7, 2016: We reported on the Viaje Honey and Hand Grenades Returns 2016 release
- Nov 7, 2016: We assessed the Cigar Review: Matilde Quadrata Toro Bravo
- Nov 7, 2017: We assessed Davidoff – The Master Selection 2013
- Nov 7, 2017: We reported on the Debonaire Daybreak heading to retailers
- Nov 7, 2018: We reported on the La Barba Ricochet heading to retailers
- Nov 7, 2018: We assessed the Davidoff Chefs Edition 2018
- Nov 7, 2018: We published Prime Time Special Edition #42: Enrique Seijas, Matilde Cigars
- Nov 7, 2018: We reported on North Carolina Retailer Todd Johnson getting elected to the North Carolina State Senate
- Nov 7, 2019: We reported on the Altadis U.S.A.’s H. Upmann Herman’s Batch
- Nov 7, 2019: We reported on Patina Cigars’ Precipitation Vitola and the announcement of a factory change
- Nov 7, 2019: We reported on the JSK Fronto