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 427 (4/3/21)
Premium Cigar Association Launches PCA Product Hub
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that on April 1st, it will launch the PCA Product HUB. The PCA Product HUB is a new online platform for manufacturers to offer special deals, limited edition cigars, and PCA Exclusives direct to its retail members. We have the details here.
Smokin Tabacco Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Fundraiser
See Smokin Tabacco’s one year anniversary fundraiser for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.
- Aganorsa Leaf: Released details about the JFR Lunatic El Grande Maduro to which will debut through PCA Product Hub
- Drew Estate: Announced the Herrera Estelí Tienda Exclusiva for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Freestyle Live Event Pack.
- JC Newman Cigar Company: Announced a return of lectors Back to El Reloj factory to celebrate the 111th Anniversary
- JR Cigar: Announced the Montecristo Cincuenta JR 50th as the third installment of the JR 50th Anniversary Series
- Frontline Cigars: Announced the Defender Lonsdale
- Maya Selva Cigars: Announced it will launch the Cumpay Robusto Maduro for the U.S. market at TPE 2021
- Stogie Road Cigars: Announced it is switching factories for its core line production.
- PCA: Announced the hiring of Glynn Loope as State Advocacy Director
- ProCigar: Announced official cancelation of the 2021 festival, and announced 2022 dates.
- Kentucky: Two anti tobacco bills were defeated in the legislature.
- U.S. Senate: S.438 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 nine. Also this week the PCA announced a call to action as Senator Dick Durbin introduced a bill that proposes a massive premium cigar tax increase
- Diamond Crown Pyramid No. 7 by J.C. Newman Cigar Company
- Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Sun Grown Epicure
- Kristoff San Andrés Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020
- Mombacho Cosecha 2015
Features and Blog
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
- No Show This Week
4/8: Prime Time Episode 182: Juan Lopez, Gurkha Cigars
4/13: Prime Time Special Edition 97: The Next Generation Discussion
On This Date…
On this date April 3rd..
- Apr 3, 2013: We reported on what became the greatest April Fool’s joke in the Cigar Industry.
- Apr 3, 2013: We reported on the launch of the Drew Estate “Kentucky Fire Cured” line
- Apr 3, 2013: We assessed the Padilla Reserva Maduro
- Apr 3, 2014: We reported on the return of the La Palina Collection Mr. Sam along with line extensions.
- Apr 3, 2014: We did an assessment update on the Asylum 13 Ogre Robusto (5 x 50)
- Apr 3, 2014: We reported on the 2014 My Father TAA Exclusive.
- Apr 3, 2015: We did an Assessment Update on the AVO Limited Edition 2006 – Avo 80th (Part of AVO’s Greatest Hits Sampler)
- Apr 3, 2016: We reported on the Crowned Heads Four Kicks Black Buckle adding two new sizes to Famous Smoke Shop Exclusive Line
- Apr 3, 2017: We assessed the Torano Vault E-021 Robusto
- Apr 3, 2017: We reported on the Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive
- Apr 3, 2018: We assessed the Aladino Maduro Cazador by JRE Tobacco Co
- Apr 3, 2018: We reported on the return of the Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition 2009
- Apr 3, 2019: We reported on Altadis U.S.A. releasing the Montecristo Classic Mini Cigarillo
- Apr 3, 2019: We reported on Warped Cigars’ Flor Del Valle Ghost Orchid
- Apr 3, 2019: We assessed the AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Selection Toro
- Apr 3, 2019: We reported on the launch of Cigar Marketplace
- Apr 3, 2020: We published an Agile Cigar Review on the Atabey Sabios by Selected Tobacco
- Apr 3, 2020: We reported on Davidoff delaying its 2020 Product Innovation Plan
- Apr 3, 2020: We reported on the Crowned Heads – ACE Prime Cigars Strategic Alliance
- Apr 3, 2020: We reported on the Artesano Del Tabaco Viva La Vida Club 500