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 454 (10/9/21)
Meerapfel Family to Launch Cigar Brand
The Meerapfel family, best known for being tobacco brokers and in particular known for brokering tobacco out of Cameroon, Africa is launching a cigar brand. We’ve got the details here.
- Drew Estate: The Undercrown Dojo Dogma 2021 releases have shipped
- Tatuaje: The Tatuaje The Frank Redux 1 has begun to reach stores.
- General Cigar Company: Announced the CAO 60 Torque
- Viaje: The Viaje Oro and Viaje Platino have returned
- PCA: An International Policy Summit Summit was held.
- House of Representatives: HR 3982 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total number of sponsors remains at 37.
- 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.
- El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario by Foundation Cigar Company
- HVC Black Friday 2020 Corona Gorda
- Macanudo Inspirado Brazilian Shade Toro
- Protocol Eliot Ness Natural (Toro)
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
- None this week
- The Blog: Ben Lee Guests on HBTC Episode 126
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 434 – Eddie Tarazona, Tarazona Cigars
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 435: Ram Rodriguez, El Artista Cigars
- The Blog: R&R Cigar Mansion Featured on CMT Hot 20 Countdown
- The Blog: Spare Notes Series #7
- The Blog: Will Cooper Guests on September 10th Edition of Smoke Night Live
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
From the Archives…
10/11: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 52: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs: #500 to #451
10/14: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 205: Leanor Abzaradel, Platinum Nova Cigars
TBA: Prime Time Special Edition 109: TBA
On This Date…
On this date October 9th…
- Oct 9, 2011: We assessed the Rocky Patel Thunder by Nimish
- Oct 9, 2012: We published a press release about Benji Menendez getting selected to the Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame.
- Oct 9, 2012: We assessed the VegaFina Fortaleza 2 by Altadis
- Oct 9, 2013: We assessed the Davidoff Golden Band Awards 2012 cigar
- Oct 9, 2013: We reported on the JM Dominican Classic Maduro
- Oct 9, 2013: We reported on the Xikar Outdoorsman Gift Pack
- Oct 9, 2014: We reported on Jack Torano joining Duran Cigars.
- Oct 9, 2014: We assessed the JFR XT Corojo 654 XT by Casa Fernandez
- Oct 9, 2015: We reported on the Regius Limited Edition Corona Gorda Cuban Press
- Oct 9, 2015: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Illusione Ultra OP No. 7
- Oct 9, 2015: We reported on the RoMa Craft Tobac El Catador de Los Petite Robustos
- Oct 9, 2016: We published the Feature Story, Remembering Nosotros.
- Oct 9, 2016: We assessed the Protocol Probable Cause Churchill by Cubariqueño Cigar Company
- Oct 9, 2017: We reported on the Viaje GP 10.31.
- Oct 9, 2017: We assessed the Davidoff Winston Churchill – The Late Hour Robusto
- Oct 9, 2018: We assessed the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Robusto by My Father Cigars
- Oct 9, 2018: We reported on Plasencia 1865 Cigars Promotes José Luis Plasencia to Vice President
- Oct 9, 2019: We assessed the Southern Draw IGNITE Corojo No. 4 Rothschild
- Oct 9, 2020: We reported on the Warzone Box Pressed Short Churchill
- Oct 9, 2020: We reported on the Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Series
- Oct 9, 2020: We reported on the 601 La Bomba Wick
- Oct 9, 2020: We reported on the return of the 601 Black
- Oct 9, 2020: We reported on the Montecristo 1935 Nicaragua