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 415 (1/9/21)


The Headlines

2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown

Our 2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown has completed. This past week the following cigars were unveiled:

The criteria for the 2020 Countdown can be found here and the complete list of Cigars on the Countdown can be found here.

Finally, this past week we did an analysis on our 2020 Cigar of the Year Countdown.

Year in Review

This week we continued our annual Year in Review series:

Drew Estate Year of the Rat Humidor Giveaway

This week we announced the three winners of our contest.



Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott Announce Ferio Tego and Acquires Nat Sherman Brands

2021 got off to a huge start when former Sherman executives Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott announced the formation of a new company called Ferio Tego. As a part of this venture, the former premium cigar brands of Nat Sherman were acquired by the new company. We’ve got the details here.

The News

Product Coverage

Other News

Legislative News

  • No updates this week

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog


The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

Prime Time Jukebox

Upcoming Schedule

1/14 Prime Time Episode 170: Nicholas Melillo, Foundation Cigar Company
1/18 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 28: Out of the Comfort Zone
1/19 Prime Time Special Edition 91: 2020 Top Ten Recap and Year in Review

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