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 505 (10/1/22)
Tabacalera William Ventura and InterCigar SA Destroyed in a Fire
A massive fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday morning destroyed Tabacalera William Ventura and InterCigar SA. We got the details here. We also have a statement from German Engineered Cigars.
Hurricane Ian Slams Pinar de Rio in Cuba
Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season has made a direct impact on Western Cuba, and specifically the Pinar del Río region. We got the details here.
Drew Estate Partners with Metallica for Blackened M81
Drew Estate has revealed its fourth mystery cigar. It’s a new offering in the Drew Estate portfolio known as Blackened M81. Blackened is the name of a whiskey done with Metallica and distiller Rob Dietrich. The brand has now expanded to include a cigar being produced and sold by Drew Estate. We got the details here.
- Drew Estate: The company announced it is eliminating 100+ SKUs including Undercrown Sun Grown and La Vieja Habana
- Artesano del Tobacco: The company is getting ready to release its second brand, El Pulpo
- Espinosa Cigars: The Cage the Dawg was announced as Smoke Inn’s 18th MicroBlend
- Forged Cigar Company: The Partagas Añejo is returning. In addition the final release of Diesel Sunday Gravy, Porcellino was announced
- General Cigar Company: Announced the Macanudo Estate Reserve Flint Knoll.
- Joya de Nicaragua: Announced Cinco Décadas El Cumiche Announced
- Meier & Dutch: The distribution arm announced Buffalo Trace Special F
- Micallef Cigars: The company is getting ready to ship the Micallef Collector Edition
- Selected Tobacco: The Alfonso Añejos is heading to stores
- Southern Draw: The company is releasing three new Ignite blends for two charities
- Viaje: The Viaje Friends and Family Merci has made a return
- Villiger Cigars: The company has shipped the Villiger Exclusivo USA 2022
- Warped Cigars: The company announced the small batch release, Cultura
- Luciano Cigars: Named Ed Trevino Director of Sales
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
- None this Week
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 468 – Luciano Meirelles, Ace Prime
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 469 – Matt Booth, STG
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 470 – Zaya Younan, El Septimo Geneva
- The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 471 – Oliver Nivaud, United Cigars
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
- No show this week
Prime Time Jukebox
Cohiba 55th Anniversary Special
10/6 Prime Time Episode 244: Jonathan Carney, La Flor Dominicana
10/10 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 80: Album Archaeology #10 – Purple Rain, Prince & the Revolution
On This Date…
On this date October 1st…
- Oct 1, 2011: We recapped the Month in Review for September 2011
- Oct 1, 2012: The Unlucky 13 Retailers for the Tatuaje Mummy were announced.
- Oct 1, 2012: We published our Editor’s Corner “Best Practices“.
- Oct 1, 2013: We reported on plans for La Aurora “National 107 Day”
- Oct 1, 2013: We published our Editor’s Corner “Important Integration Changes“.
- Oct 1, 2014: The Unlucky 13 Retailers for Tatuaje Jekyll were Announced.
- Oct 1, 2014: We assessed the Tatuaje Face (Part of the Pudgy Monsters Series)
- Oct 1, 2014: We published our Editor’s Corner “On Rumors, Teasers, and Press Releases“.
- Oct 1, 2015: The Unlucky 13 Retailers for Tatuaje Hyde were Announced.
- Oct 1, 2015: We assessed the Padron 1926 Serie No. 47 Natural (TAA Exclusive)
- Oct 1, 2015: We published Editor’s Corner “The Acquisitions: One Year Later“.
- Oct 1, 2016: We published Editor’s Corner Volume 5, Number 11: More on those Stealth Products….
- Oct 1, 2016: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 45 (10/1/16)
- Oct 1, 2017: We reported on the Tatuaje The Michael Unlucky 13 Retailers
- Oct 1, 2017: We published Editor’s Corner Volume 6, Number 11: Evolution
- Oct 1, 2017: We assessed the Black Works Studio Sindustry Toro
- Oct 1, 2018: We reported on the Davidoff Florida Selection 2018 Limited Edition
- Oct 1, 2018: We reported on the Emilio Grimalkin Halloween Edition
- Oct 1, 2018: We published Editor’s Corner Volume 7 Number 11: In Regards to Inter-Tabac
- Oct 1, 2018: We assessed the Mombacho Cosecha 2013
- Oct 1, 2019: We reported on the CAO Orellana
- Oct 1, 2019: We reported the Drew Estate Undercrown ShadyXX
- Oct 1, 2019: We assessed the Alec Bradley Project 40 06.52
- Oct 1, 2020: We reported on the Lavida Habana LE
- Oct 1, 2020: We reported on the Zino Platinum Crown Series Limited Edition 2020 Announced
- Oct 1, 2020: We reported on the Oscar Valladares Super Fly Connecticut Toro
- Oct 1, 2021: We reported on the 11th Cigar Smoking World Championship Competition Held in Croatia
- Oct 1, 2021: We reported on Javier Estades Returns to CAA Chairman Role
- Oct 1, 2021: We published an Agile Cigar Review on the Plasencia Alma del Fuego Concepción