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 413 (12/26/20)
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 count down the top 30 cigars of 2020. This week the following cigars were unveiled:
- #15: Powstanie SBC18
- #14: Cohiba Spectre CS19
- #13: Southern Draw Rose of Sharon Desert Rose Belicoso Fino
- #12: Undercrown Shade Suprema by Drew Estate
- #11: Perdomo Estate Selección Vintage Limited Edition Box-Pressed Sun Grown Regente
- #10: 601 La Bomba Warhead V by Espinosa Cigars
The criteria for the 2020 Countdown can be found here.
J.C. Newman Ultimate Giveaway Contest Winners Announced
This week the J.C. Newman Ultimate Giveaway Winners were announced.
Drew Estate Year of the Rat Humidor Giveaway
Drew Estate has provided us the Year of the Rat Humidors we are giving away! The contest will run through January 2nd, 2021. Winners will be announced on January 6th, 2021. Click here to enter.
- Espinosa Cigars: The company has shipped the 601 La Bomba Warhead Collector’s Sampler
- Viaje Cigars: The company has shipped the Viaje Holiday Blend 2020 and Viaje Holiday Blend Candy Cane 2020 releases.
- Casa Cuevas Cigars: Announced distribution into Australia
- United Cigars: Announced the opening of the Byron Cigar Lounge in Schaumburg, Illinois
- 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.
Agile Cigar Reviews
Features and Blog
Prime Time Podcasts
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1/7 Prime Time Episode 169: James Brown, Oveja Negra Brands
On This Date…
On this date December 26th…
- Dec 26, 2010: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2010, the CAO La Traviata Maduro.
- Dec 26, 2011: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2011, the Casa Miranda Chapter One by Miami Cigar and Company.
- Dec 26, 2012: We assessed the Dona Flor Puro Mata Fina
- Dec 26, 2012: We posted s press release announcing the Miami Cigar and Company’s Nestor Miranda 70th Birthday LE
- Dec 26,2012: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2012, the E.P. Carrillo Cardinal Maduro.
- Dec 26,2012: We reported on the launch of Emilio Cigar’s La Musa Melete Corona and Lancero vitolas.
- Dec 26, 2013: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2013, the Don Pepin Garcia – 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2013.
- Dec 26, 2013: We assessed the Padron Family Reserve No. 46 Maduro
- Dec 26, 2014: We took a look at the Ortega Wings for Warriors 50 Back.
- Dec 26, 2014: We assessed the Asylum Dragon’s Milk.
- Dec 26, 2014: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2014, the Casa Fernandez Aniversario Series Boheme No. 35
- Dec 26, 2015: We published the Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 5 (12/26/15)
- Dec 26, 2015: We unveiled our #6 Cigar of the Year for 2015, the Flor de Selva Maduro Toro by Maya Selva Cigars (Part 25 of The Box Worthy 30)
- Dec 26, 2015: We reported on a a fire at Tabacalera Fernandez Facility
- Dec 26, 2016: We did an Agile Cigar Review on Flor de las Antillas Maduro Petit Robusto by My Father Cigars
- Dec 26, 2016: We unveiled our #15 Cigar of the Year for 2016, the Davidoff Yamasá Pirámides
- Dec 26, 2016: We unveiled our #20 Cigar of the Year for 2016, the Davidoff Scorecard 2016
- Dec 26, 2017: We assessed the Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 Natural
- Dec 26, 2017: We unveiled our #24 Cigar of the Year for 2017, the David P. Ehrlich Tremont Toro by MLB Cigar Ventures
- Dec 26, 2018: We unveiled our #12 Cigar of the Year, the Villiger La Vencedora Churchill
- Dec 26, 2019: We reported on the PCA recommending immediate compliance of Tobacco 21
- Dec 26, 2019: We unveiled our #11 Cigar of the Year, the HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro