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 527 (3/4/23)
STG Acquires Alec Bradley Cigar Company
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) finalized its acquisition Alec Bradley Cigar Company. We also reported on the initial plans to integrate Alec Bradley into STG.
Procigar Festival 2023
This week we continued coverage of Procigar’s 2023 Festival from Santiago, Dominican Republic. Here are our reports to date;
- Procigar 2023 – The Santiago Pre-Game Report
- Procigar 2023 – Santiago, Day One
- Procigar 2023 – Santiago, Day Two
- Procigar 2023 – Santiago, Day Three
- Procigar 2023 Charity Auction Items Announced
- Arnold André joins ProCigar as the 12th member.
- Altadis USA: The company showcased the Montecristo Tesoro de Oro Humidor at TPE 2023
- Davidoff: The company announced the AVO Seasons Series. In addition, the Davidoff Millennium Lancero will be making a return
- Dissident Cigars: The company announced the Rave Non Box-Pressed Robusto
- Fratello Cigars: The company announced a Toro size for Fratello The Texan
- General Cigar Company: The company announced the Macanudo Inspirado Tercio-Aged
- Habanos SA: The Montecristo Open Slam and the Bolívar New Gold Medal were launched at Festival del Habano XXIII
- Luciano Cigars: The company launched Foreign Affair at TPE 2023
- Micallef Cigars: The Micallef Migdalia Special Edition is returning for 2023
- Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co: The company is taking Heaven & Hell National
- S.T. Dupont: The company launched the S.T. Dupont Loves Paris Collection Launched at TPE 2023
- Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group: Announced Art of Magic Magician’s Wand
- West Tampa Cigar Company: Announced the West Tampa Tobacco Red
- Artesano Del Tobacco: Announced it was bringing distribution in-house
- Habanos S.A.: The company announced its earnings at XXIII Festival del Habano Kickoff
- La Flor Dominicana: Winter Park Retailer Cigarz on the Avenue to launched the Golden NFT Lucky No. 7
- Premium Cigar Association: Announced Mary Szarmach was elected to the PCA Executive Committee
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
- See Procigar coverage above
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
- No Show This Week
Prime Time Jukebox
3/14 Prime Time Special Edition 137: TBA
TBA Prime Time Jukebox Episode 91: TBD
On This Date…
On this date March 4th
- Mar 4, 2011: We assessed theViaje WLP (White Label Project – St. Patrick’s Day) Candela.
- Mar 4, 2011: We assessed the El Primer Mundo Liga Miami.
- Mar 4, 2012: We assessed the Viaje Platino Reserva VPR No. 6.
- Mar 4, 2013: We assessed the East India Trading Company Red Witch.
- Mar 4, 2013: We previewed the CAO La Traviata Mochado.
- Mar 4, 2013: We re-posted a press release on the Recluse Draconian.
- Mar 4, 2014: We reported on the Federal Cigar 93rd Anniversary Release from Oliva (Cigar Preview)
- Mar 4, 2014: We assessed the Davidoff Golden Band Awards 2013
- Mar 4, 2014: We reported on the Avo Limited Edition 2014 – Avo 88 (Cigar Preview)
- Mar 4, 2015: We assessed the Cohiba Nicaragua N50 En Crystale.
- Mar 4, 2015: We reported on the expansion of the Roberto P. Duran Cigars Sales Force
- Mar 4, 2015: We reported on the release of Pi by United Cigar.
- Mar 4, 2015: We reported on the launch of the RoMa Craft Tobac El Catador de los Gran Robustos.
- Mar 4, 2015: We reported of the opening of the AJ Fernandez Lounge at The Perfect Smoke in Salisbury, North Carolina
- Mar 4, 2016: We reported on the La Flor Dominicana TAA 48 release.
- Mar 4, 2016: We reported on the Nat Sherman Panamericana continuing as TAA Exclusive with the addition of three New Sizes.
- Mar 4, 2016: We reported on the list of retailers for the MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice.
- Mar 4, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 15 (3/4/17)
- Mar 4, 2018: We assessed the Gran Habano S.T.K. Black Dahlia by George Rico Robusto
- Mar 4, 2018: We reported on the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Bar not returning to Tropicana Field in 2018
- Mar 4, 2019: We assessed the Encore by E.P. Carrillo Majestic
- Mar 4, 2019: We reported on the JSK Crna Nok Salomon being released for Ristefari Event
- Mar 4, 2020: We published Prime Time Episode 127: Reinier Lorenzo, HVC Cigars
- Mar 4, 2020: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Encore by E.P. Carrillo Valientes
- Mar 4, 2020: We reported on the Emilio La Musa
- Mar 4, 2020: We published Partagás Legado Edición Limitada 2020
- Mar 4, 2021: We reported on the Macanudo Inspirado White Two New Sizes
- Mar 4, 2021: We reported on Vintage Cigar Distributors Announces Five Line Extensions to 7-20-4 Portfolio
- Mar 4, 2021: We reported on the Sands Expo and Convention Center Sold as Part of $6.25B Deal
- Mar 4, 2021: We assessed the El Rey Del Mundo Oscuro Robusto
- Mar 4, 2022: We published The Smoking Syndicate – Black Works Studio Intergalactic Robusto
- Mar 4, 2022: We reported on the Maya Selva Cigars’ Cumpay Lancero