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 526 (2/26/23)
STG to Acquire Alec Bradley Cigar Company
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (ST) has announced its intent to purchase Alec Bradley Cigar Company. We’ve got the details here.
Procigar Festival 2023
This week we had coverage of Procigar’s 2023 Festival from Santiago, Dominican Republic. We filed the following reports:
- Procigar 2023 – The Santiago Pre-Game Report
- Procigar 2023 – Santiago, Day One
- Procigar 2023 – Santiago, Day Two
- Procigar 2023 Charity Auction Items Announced
- Arnold André joins ProCigar as the 12th member.
Contest: Romeo y Julieta Envy Prize Pack
We are giving away a really cool Romeo y Julieta gift set. This includes:
- Romeo Y Julieta Sling Bag
- Romeo Y Julieta Cutter
- Romeo Y Julieta Lighter
- Romeo Y Julieta Envy Cigar Travel Case
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- Alec Bradley: The Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Diamond Press was launched at TPE 2023
- Altadis USA: The company has launched the H. Upmann 1844 Special Edition Barbier and the H. Upmann The Banker Daytrader at TPE 2023
- Drew Estate: Launched an ACID Kuba Kuba-Undercown Shade sampler at TPE 2023 known as Kubariety
- Gran Habano: Launched the George Rico El Enemigo at TPE 2023
- JRE Tobacco Co: The company has launched a cigar for The Party Source’s 30th Anniversary
- Amendola Family Cigar Co: Launched the first installment of its NYC Series at TPE 2023, The West Side Story
- Blackbird Cigar Company: Launched a three-blend line called Glitch at TPE 2023
- Blockchainsmoker: This is a new cigar club around NFT and cigars. The club will include an offering from Casdagli Cigars
- Espinosa Cigars: The company showcased the Espinosa Wasabi Lancero at TPE 2023
- Fratello Cigars: Launched the Fratello Camo Nicaragua at TPE 2023
- Frontier Brands: Launched the VS Platinum Line TPE 2023
- La Aurora: The company has announced the La Aurora 120 Anniversary
- Oveja Negra Brands: Debuted Black Label Trading Co Santa Muerte as a core line at TPE 2023.
- Patina Cigars: Launched the Patina Anniversary at TPE 2023
- Habanos SA: Announced Montecristo, Bolivar, Partagás, and LCDH as the Featured Brands for Festival del Habano XXIII
- Scandinavian Tobacco Group: The company has filed a lawsuit against Cubatabaco following the TTAB’s cancellation of the Cohiba trademark
- Tobacconists Association of America (TAA): Published a preliminary list of companies participating in the 2023 TAA Exclusive Series.
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
- See Procigar coverage above
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
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Prime Time Special Edition
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Prime Time Jukebox
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3/1 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 90: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs Part 10: 50 to 1
3/2 Prime Time Episode 258: Abe Dababneh
TBA Prime Time Special Edition 137: TBD
On This Date…
On this date February 25th
- Feb 25, 2011: We reported on the pending release of the Swag Limitado 99.
- Feb 25, 2012: We assessed the Tatuaje Cabaiguan WCD 120 Redux.
- Feb 25, 2013: We re-posted a press release announcing the Fonseca Cubano Exclusivo.
- Feb 25, 2013: We assessed the Gurkha 125th Anniversary.
- Feb 25, 2014: We reported on the Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte.
- Feb 25, 2014: We assessed the Room 101 Master Collection Two.
- Feb 25, 2015: We reported on plans for Cigar Bash at IPCPR 83rd Annual Trade Show and Convention
- Feb 25, 2015: We did an assessment update on the Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres.
- Feb 25, 2015: We reported on the rebranding of Bellatto / Caldwell / Sears (Impromptu Cigars) to Lost & Found Cigars.
- Feb 25, 2016: We reported on the Davidoff Chefs Edition.
- Feb 25, 2016: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Freyja Thor’s Toro by Las Cumbres Tabaco.
- Feb 25, 2016: We reported on plans for the Tatuaje Skinny Monsters.
- Feb 25, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 14 (2/25/17)
- Feb 25, 2018: We assessed the Casa Cuevas Connecticut Toro
- Feb 25, 2019: We evaluated the Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2018
- Feb 25, 2019: We reported on the Cohiba Novedosos Announced as an LCDH/Habanos Specialist Exclusive launched at XXI Festival del Habano
- Feb 25, 2019: We reported on the Camacho Imperial Stout Barrel going national
- Feb 25, 2020: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Viaje Skull & Bones Big Ivan 2019
- Feb 25, 2020: We reported on the My Father Adding The Judge Corona Gorda
- Feb 25, 2020: We reported on the Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary
- Feb 25, 2020: We published The Blog: Perdomo Tour – Day Two
- Feb 25, 2021: We reported on TMG scheduling TPE 2021 for May 2021
- Feb 25, 2021: We reported on the Senate Bill for Premium Cigar Exemption from FDA Regulation being introduced
- Feb 25, 2022: We reported on Fred Rewey joining Illusione as Brand Strategist
- Feb 25, 2022: We published The Smoking Syndicate – Dapper Cigar Company La Madrina Toro
- Feb 25, 2022: We reported on the Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Debuts at TPE 2022