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 416 (1/16/21)


The Headlines

2020 Prime Time Awards

This week we announced the winners of the 2020 Prime Time Awards

Year in Review

This week we completed our Performance Rankings for 2020.


Scandinavian Tobacco Group Splits General Cigar Portfolio and Launches Forged Cigar Company

Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced it is dividing its portfolio of premium cigar brands. Several brands will be moving into a new subsidiary known as Forged Cigar Company while other brands will remain under the existing General Cigar Company umbrella. We’ve got the details here.

The News

Product Coverage

Other News

  • Stallone Cigars: Announced a price Increase on its Toro offerings
  • Tarazona Cigars: . Named Benigno “Ben” Rosario has been Vice President of International Sales and Development and Justin Sandlin will be the Southwest Regional Sales Manager.

Legislative News

  • No updates this week

Cigar Reviews


Features and Blog


The Blog

  • No blog entries this week

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

  • No Show This Week

Prime Time Jukebox

  • No Show This Week

Live from the Library

This week we ran a series of live podcasts around Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Reveal:

Upcoming Schedule

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
1/21 Prime Time Episode 171: Abe Dababneh – The Great Smoke Pre-Game Show

On This Date…

On this date January 16th…