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 492 (7/2/22)

The Headlines

Tim Ozgener Returns to Cigar Industry

After nearly a 12 years out of the industry, Tim Ozgener is coming back. He announced the formation of Ozgener Family Cigars and he is now a partner in Crowned Heads. We’ve got the details here of his return, first release, and second release.

Meerapfel Announces Initial Release

The initial release from the Meerapfel family’s new cigar company will be Master Series. The first installment will be the Richard. We have the details here.

La Flor Dominicana to Release Solis

La Flor Dominicana announced the first blend done by next generation cigar maker, Litto Gomez Jr – the La Flor Dominicana Solis. It is an ongoing limited production release that will debut at PCA 2022. More details here.

Oliva Cigar Company Announces Relaunch of Cuba Aliados

Last year Oliva Cigar Company acquired three brands from the Reyes family. One of those brands was Cuba Aliados. This week Oliva announced details of the relaunch of the brand. It includes a limited edition line made by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and a core line made at the Eiroa’s Aladino factory. We’ve got more information here.

Groundbreaking on Arturo Fuente Nicaraguan Factory Begins

After four-plus years of announcing plans to build a factory in Nicaragua, Arturo Fuente has commenced the process. Our article is here.

The News

Product News

Other News

Legislative News

Cigar Reviews


Agile Cigar Reviews

  • None this Week

The Smoking Syndicate

Features and Blog


Feature Story

The Blog

Prime Time Podcasts

Prime Time Show

Prime Time Special Edition

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Prime Time Jukebox

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Upcoming Schedule

7/4 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 74: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs Part 6: 200 to 151
7/21: Prime Time Episode 235: Eddy Guerra, Davidoff
TBA: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 124 TBD

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