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 430 (4/24/21)
Arturo Fuente to Add Two New Sizes to Rare Pinks
Arturo Fuente has announced two new sizes to its highly limited Rare Pinks Series. We’ve got the details here.
Cigar Coop Publishes 10,000 Article
Cigar Coop reached another milestone as we published our 10,000th article. We put up a small commemorative post.
Frank Sinatra Wins the 2021 Prime Time Jukebox Battle of the Bands
In 2021 Prime Time Jukebox Battle of the Bands has come to a close. Frank Sinatra won a very close battle with Jimi Hendrix. Prize Winners will be announced on April 26th.
Smokin Tabacco Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Fundraiser
See Smokin Tabacco’s one-year anniversary fundraiser for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.
- Casa de Montecristo: The Montecristo B.R.M. will be showcased at Montecristo Charity Events in Texas
- Davidoff: The Davidoff Masters Edition 2013 Club House Toro is returning for a limited release.
- Alex Spencer Reserve: Announced new extensions to the Mansa Line
- Forged Cigar Company: The Diesel Crucible is returning for a limited release. In addition, the La Gloria Cubana Medio Tiempo release was announced.
- Cuba: Raúl Castro has stepped down as First Secretary of Communist Party in Cuba
- RoMa Craft Tobac: Announced details for WeaselFest 2021
- 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. In addition, the Premium Cigar Association announced a Call to Action against a new tax on Premium Cigars proposed in Senate Bill S1314.
- 601 Black Toro by Espinosa Cigars (2020)
- Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Holiday Edition (2020)
- La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto
Agile Cigar Reviews
- AJ Fernandez Belles Artes Maduro Figurado (2020 TAA Exclusive)
- Herrera Estelí Miami Piramide Fino by Drew Estate
Features and Blog
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
- No Show This Week
Prime Time Jukebox
4/27 Prime Time Special Edition 98: Miguel Schoedel, Crowned Heads
4/29: Prime Time Episode 185: Jimmy Miudo, Quality Importers
On This Date…
On this date April 24th..
- Apr 24, 2011: We assessed the Savinelli Liga Especial
- Apr 24, 2013: We published a press release on the La Palina Goldie Laguito No. 5
- Apr 24, 2013: We published a press release on the 2013 La Flor Dominicana TAA Exclusive Cigar
- Apr 24, 2013: We assessed the CAO Brazilia Carnivale
- Apr 24, 2013: We previewed the Asylum Straight Jacket
- Apr 24, 2014: We published a story on the Cigar Association of America continuing to work closely with FDA in light of pending regulations
- Apr 24, 2014: We assessed the Bodega Premium Blends Reunión Digestivo
- Apr 24, 2014: We reported on the FDA asking for public comment on a premium cigar exemption from regulation
- Apr 24, 2014: We reported on Iconic Leaf Cigar Company’s E.L.F. PACK Sidewinder and the E.L.F. PACK Kanú
- Apr 24, 2015: We reported on Davidoff’s plans to launch a Brazilian-based blend at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show
- Apr 24, 2015: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2012
- Apr 24, 2016: We assessed the QuickDraw Connecticut Short Panatela by Southern Draw Cigars
- Apr 24, 2017: We reported on Five Altadis products receiving Grandfather Status
- Apr 24, 2017: We reported on the Ortega REO and VIBE receiving Grandfather Status
- Apr 24, 2017: We reported on Tabacalera G. Kafie y Cia making its first shipment
- Apr 24, 2017: We reported on the La Aurora 1903 Cameroon
- Apr 24, 2017: We assessed the Négociant Monopole No. 2
- Apr 24, 2018: We assessed the Hoyo La Amistad Silver Robusto
- Apr 24, 2018: We reported on Casa Fernandez changing its company name to Aganorsa Leaf
- Apr 24, 2018: We reported on the return of the Camacho Coyolar
- Apr 24, 2019: We published Prime Time Special Edition 52: The Lost Cigars
- Apr 24, 2019: We reported on the Drew Estate ACID Plush and ACID Croqueta heading to retailers
- Apr 24, 2019: We reported on Montecristo Espada Oscuro
- Apr 24, 2019: We reported on the San Lotano Dominicano arriving at stores
- Apr 24, 2019: We reported on the Crux Union Fire
- Apr 24, 2019: We reported on the Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask
- Apr 24, 2020: We reported on STG consolidating its operations
- Apr 24, 2020: We reported on the Joya de Nicaragua Cuatro Cinco Edición Asia
- Apr 24, 2020: We assessed the La Palina Silver Label Toro TAA Exclusive