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 499 (8/20/22)
Liana Fuente Departs Arturo Fuente
This week, Liana Fuente announced she is departing Arturo Fuente Cigars. We got the details here.
La Flor Dominicana NFT Auction Continues
This week La Flor Dominican’s NFT Auction continues for its Golden Bull Series. We got the details here. Since that article, two additional NFTs sold for 90k each.
Cigar Coop 12 Year Anniversary
On August 15th, Cigar Coop celebrated its 12 year anniversary. We reflect on this milestone here.
PCA Trade Show Post Game Continues
This week we continued with our post game coverage from the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show.
PCA Product Coverage
- All Saints Cigars
- Bellatto Premium Cigars/La Barba Cigars
- Cavaler Genève: Cavalier Genève LE2022
- Dapper Cigar Co.
- Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: StillWell Star Holiday Y2022
- La Galera Cigars: La Galera Imperial Jade Chiquito Perfecto
- Quality Importers Trading Co
- Tatuaje: Surrogates Big Ten
- Warfighter Tobacco Co: Victory Fourth Edition
PCA Post Game Reports
- PCA 2022 Report: Aganorsa Leaf
- PCA 2022 Report: Bellatto Premium Cigars / La Barba Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Cavalier Genève
- PCA 2022 Report: Codio Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Esteban Carreras
- PCA 2022 Report: Gurkha Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Illusione Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: J.C. Newman Cigar Company
- PCA 2022 Report: La Palina Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Patina Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Plasencia Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Quesada Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Room101 Cigars
- PCA 2022 Report: Toscano Cigars
- Davidoff: The company announced the Zino Nicaragua Gordo and updates to the Zino Mini Cigarillos series.
- Drew Estate: Announced its fourth mystery cigar for its Freestyle Live Series.
- United Cigars: The Wise Man Maduro Firecracker is heading to retailers.
- CLE Cigar Company: The Asylum Meshugana will be the next Cigar Dojo release.
- Crowned Heads: The Paniolo Especiale is returning for 2022.
Agile Cigar Reviews
- None this week
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
- None This Week
- See above (Cigar Coop 12 Year Anniversary)
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
8/30 Prime Time Special Edition 126: Andy Yaffee, Micallef Cigar
9/01 Prime Time Episode 239: Casa 1901 Cigars
On This Date…
On this date Aug 20th…
- Aug 20, 2011: We did a pre-release assessment on the CAO OSA Sol.
- Aug 20, 2011: We assessed the Lou Rodriguez Edicion Reserva Connecticut.
- Aug 20, 2012: We published our Cigar Conversation with Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac.
- Aug 20, 2012: We published a feature story on Nat Sherman at IPCPR 2012.
- Aug 20, 2013: We assessed the Nomad LE Esteli Lot 1386.
- Aug 20, 2013: We previewed the One Shot One Kill (OSOK) by Edgar Hoill Cigars
- Aug 20, 2014: We reported on rebranding at Jordan Alexander III Cigars Rebranding and the new Jordan Alexander III Corojo Offering.
- Aug 20, 2014: We did a pre-release assessment of the Epicurean Gonzo Santeria Chicken Bones.
- Aug 20, 2015: We reported on the J. Grotto Silk Petit Corona by Ocean State Cigars.
- Aug 20, 2015: We did a pre-release assessment of the Flor de Selva No. 20 by Maya Selva Cigars.
- Aug 20, 2016: We reported on the Punch Signature Pita
- Aug 20, 2016: We reported on Caldwell Cigar Company’s The King is Dead Toro
- Aug 20, 2016: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 39 (8/20/16)
- Aug 20, 2017: We published on the features story, The 2017 IPCPR Post-Game Report
- Aug 20, 2018: We reported on the postponement of the 2019 Puro Sabor Festival
- Aug 20, 2018: We reported on the Fratello Oro Churchill
- Aug 20, 2018: We assessed the Casa Fernandez Miami Tobacco Haven 30th Connecticut
- Aug 20, 2018: We published Spotlight on Espinosa Premium Cigars and Pier 28 Premium Cigars at the 2018 IPCPR
- Aug 20, 2018: We published Spotlight on Island Lifestyle Importers at the 2018 IPCPR
- Aug 20, 2018: We reported on the Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion 888
- Aug 20, 2018: We reported on the S.T. Dupont Limited Edition 007 Collection
- Aug 20, 2019: We published IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Perdomo Cigars
- Aug 20, 2019: We reported on the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary Cigar
- Aug 20, 2019: We published IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Ventura Cigar Company
- Aug 20, 2019: We reported on the Tatuaje El Triunfador Favoritos
- Aug 20, 2020: We published Assessing the Premium Cigar Industry’s Battle with the FDA
- Aug 20, 2020: We reported on the Foundation El Güegüense 5 Year Aniversario Collector’s Chest
- Aug 20, 2020: We published the blog entry Summer of ’20 “The Big Board” (8/20/20) – Leveling Off?
- Aug 20, 2020: We published Summer of ’20 Spotlight: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
- Aug 20, 2021: We published PCA 2021 Report: CLE Cigar Company
- Aug 20, 2021: We published PCA 2021 Report: Asylum Cigars