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 510 (11/5/22)
Festival del Habano Returning in 2023
Habanos SA has announced a return of Festival del Habano. It’s the first festival since early 2020 as the past two years have been canceled due to the COVID-10 pandemic. We got the details here.
J.C. Newman Bricktoberfest Beer Stein Winners Announced
This contest is now closed. Winners were announced Tuesday November 1.
Altadis USA: Announced the Romeo y Julieta Envy
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: The company has shipped the StillWell Star Y2022 to retailers
Crowned Heads: The company has announced the limited edition Azul y Oro
Les Fines Lames: Announced the Havana Streets Cutter Knife Series
Micallef Cigars: The company is retiring the Grande Bold Series.
Oveja Negra Brands: The company has brought back the small batch limited edition Morphine for a 2022 release.
Ozgener Family Cigars: The company is moving production of Bosphorus to Tabacalera La Alianza
Plasencia Cigars: The company has told retailers about a FIFA 2022 limited release called Plasencia Ehtefal
Tabacalera SLU: Announced the VegaFina Nicaragua Reserva Maestros
Luciano Cigars: Announced the launch of his own distribution, and has already entered into strategic alliance with ATL Cigar Co.
Smoker Friendly: Announced the acquisition of Collett Enterprises Stores
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
None this week
Features and Blog
None this Week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
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Prime Time Jukebox
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11/7: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 83: Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs Part 9: 100 to 51
11/8 Prime Time Special Edition 130: Election Day 2022 Show
11/9 The Smoking Syndicate Roundtable #9: ADVentura La Llorona
11/10 Prime Time Episode 249: Fred Rewey, Illusione Cigars
On This Date…
On this date October 29th..
Nov 5, 2011: We assessed the H.Upmann 1844 Reserve.
Nov 5, 2012: We assessed the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva by Ashton Cigars
Nov 5, 2013: We assessed the Kristoff Galerones Sentido.
Nov 5, 2014: We reported on the Viva Republica’s limited edition release for Cigars for Warriors.
Nov 5, 2014: We reported on Sam Leccia’s new role at General Cigar.
Nov 5,2014: We assessed the Miami Cigar and Company 25th Anniversary Nicaragua
Nov 5, 2014: We reported on Davidoff’s plans to revamp Winston Churchill Brand
Nov 5, 2015: We assessed the Las Cumbres Tabaco Senorial Maduro Natural Robusto Digno by Jose Blanco
Nov 5, 2015: We reported on the launch of the Black Works Studio brand.
Nov 5, 2016: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 50 (11/5/16)
Nov 5, 2017: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata Toro Tubo
Nov 5, 2018: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Villiger San’Doro Maduro Toro
Nov 5, 2019: We reported on General Cigar and Espinosa teaming up for Warzone
Nov 5, 2019: We reported on Ventura Cigar Company layoffs
Nov 5, 2019: We reported on the Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Gran Reserva Limitada Figurado
Nov 5, 2019: We reported on Thérèse Esperdy being name Imperial Brands’ New Chairman
Nov 5, 2020: We assessed the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección No. 1
Nov 5, 2020: We reported on Los Caidos entering into a distribution agreement with Sutliff Tobacco
Nov 5, 2021: We published The Blog: It’s That Time of the Year – Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year Countdown