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 410 (12/5/20)
2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown
Our 2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown started on December 4th and will run through January 4th. During this time we will countdown the top 30 cigars of 2020. This week the following cigars were unveiled:
The criteria for the 2020 Countdown can be found here.
J.C. Newman Ultimate Giveaway Contest
J.C. Newman has recently made available some J.C. Newman Brick House Culebra Muestra sets to Cigar Coop to use as a contest. Instead of just giving them away individually, we have once again assembled an Ultimate Giveaway! This includes some more fun items from the Cigar Coop Battle of the Bands. This prize pack is worth $150.00. You can see the details here.
- Casa de Montecristo: Announced it is bringing back the Royal Jamaica brand as a Casa de Montecristo store exclusive
- Drew Estate: The company announced the Liga Privada Unico Serie Bauhaus as a European Exclusive
- La Aurora Cigars: Issued a statement on the Miami Cigar & Company restructuring
- Toscano Cigars: Issued a statement on the Miami Cigar & Company restructuring
- Cavalier Genève: The company is releasing its annual limited edition, the Cavalier Genève LE2020
- Lost & Found: The company’s latest charitable release is the Lost & Found Chance in support of Toys for Tots
- Warped Cigars: For the first time since 2016, the company is releasing the Maestro del Tiempo 6102R
- ProCigar: The annual festival in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
- 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.
- Perdomo Firecracker
- CAO Session Garage
- M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins Sublime by ACE Prime
- Room101 Doomsayer Aggressive Maduro Super Toro
Agile Cigar Reviews
Features and Blog
- None this week
- None this week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
- No Show This Week
Prime Time Jukebox
12/8: Prime Time Special Edition 89: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Launch & Davidoff Mount Rushmore
12/10 Prime Time Episode 167: Tony Barrios, Stallone Cigars
12/14 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 25: The Christmas Music 2020 Episode
On This Date…
On this date December 5th…
- Dec 5, 2010: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2010, the Gurkha Ninja.
- Dec 5, 2011: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2011, the My Father Limited Edition 2011.
- Dec 5, 2011: We previewed the Nat Sherman Timeless Collection.
- Dec 5, 2012: We previewed Monte Pascoal Sampler Packs.
- Dec 5, 2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the La Musa Melete by Emilio Cigars
- Dec 5, 2012: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2012, the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Danno 2012.
- Dec 5, 2013: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2013, the Rocky Patel II.XXVI.
- Dec 5, 2013: We assessed the Kristoff Galerones Ceniza de Plata.
- Dec 5, 2013: We previewed the La Aurora 107 Fraternindad.
- Dec 5, 2014: Espinosa Cigars announced its Lounge Exclusive cigar – “The Alibi”.
- Dec 5, 2014: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2014, the Pedro Martin Limited Edition
- Dec 5, 2014: We did an Assessment Update on the Untamed Robusto by La Aurora.
- Dec 5, 2015: We published the Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 2 (12/5/15)
- Dec 5, 2015: We unveiled our #26 Cigar of the Year for 2015, the Casa Magna D. Magnus II Trajan by Quesada Cigars
- Dec 5, 2016: We assessed the Cigar Review: Padrón No. 89 Maduro (Jose O. Padrón 90th Birthday Cigar for Smoke Inn)
- Dec 5, 2017: We reported on IPCPR Retailer Survey results for Thanksgiving Weekend
- Dec 5, 2017: José O. Padrón passed away
- Dec 5, 2017: Royal Agio Cigars announced the opening of its US Headquarters.
- Dec 5, 2017: We reported on the Oscar Valladares 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole
- Dec 5, 2018: We reported on Drew Estate adding Boveda Humidification to 4 x 32 Tins and releasing new displays
- Dec 5, 2018: We assessed the Viaje Stuffed Turkey White Meat Edición Limitada 2017
- Dec 5, 2018: We reported on tBlack Label Trading Company releasing Deliverance Nocturne and Deliverance Porcelain 2018
- Dec 5, 2018: We reported on Foundation Cigar Company’s Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 heading to retailers
- Dec 5, 2019: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Davidoff Winston Churchill – The Late Hour Churchill
- Dec 5, 2019: We announced the Criteria for the 2019 Cigar of the Year Countdown
- Dec 5, 2019: We reported on the Crowned Heads Headley Grange Chamuco LE2019