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 519 (1/7/23)
2022 Cigar of the Year Countdown
#9: Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue Toro by Altadis U.S.A.
#8: Quesada Oktoberfest 10th Anniversary Bavarian
#7: 601 La Bomba Warhead VII by Espinosa Cigars
#6: Quesada 1974 Toro
#5: Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo Gordo
#4: Powstanie Wojtek Toro (2020)
2022 Year in Review: Top 12 Cigar Industry Stories and Themes of 2022
For the 12th consecutive year, we bring you our selections and analysis for the Top 12 cigar industry news stories and themes for the year. Unlike how we consider cigars for our Cigar of the Year Countdown, these news story selections are based on the actual calendar year for 2022. We got the story here.
Contest: J.C. Newman Vintage Ashtray
We are giving away a J.C. Newman Vintage Ashtray. These hand-painted ashtrays are designed like the ones used at New York’s famed Stork Club. Click here to enter.
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
None this Week
None this Week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
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Prime Time Special Edition
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Prime Time Jukebox
1/17 Prime Time Special Edition 134: Aging Experiment #5 Part One – Padrón Family Reserve No. 46 Maduro
1/19 Prime Time Episode 254: Juan Lopez, Gurkha Cigars
On This Date…
On this date January 7th
Jan 7, 2011: We assessed the Viaje Oro Reserva VOR #5.
Jan 7, 2012: We assessed the Oliva Serie V No. 4.
Jan 7, 2012: We previewed the 262 Manifesto
Jan 7, 2013: We assessed the Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas.
Jan 7, 2014: We unveiled our Performance Ratings for Cigar Brands in 2013.
Jan 7, 2015: We reported on the Fratello Lancero becoming a Limited Edition Shop Exclusive to Stogies World Class in Houston, Texas
Jan 7, 2015: We unveiled our list of Best Line Extensions for 2014.
Jan 7, 2016: We reported on RoMa Craft Tobac’s Wunder|Lust Heading to Germany
Jan 7, 2016: We assessed the Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Box Pressed Toro Corona Cigar Company Exclusivamente
Jan 7, 2016: We unveiled our Honorable Selections for 2015
Jan 7, 2016: We reported on the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2016 “The Raconteur”.
Jan 7, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 7 (1/7/17)
Jan 7, 2018: We unveiled our #13 Cigar of the Year for 2017, the RoMa Craft Tobac Wunder|Lust Robusto (2017)
Jan 7, 2019: We unveiled our #1 Cigar of the Year for 2018, the Aladino Corojo Reserva by JRE Tobacco Co.
Jan 7, 2019: We unveiled our #2 Cigar of the Year for 2018, the Crux Epicure Robusto
Jan 7, 2020: We reported on the Crowned Heads Paniolo Especiale 2020 Announced
Jan 7, 2020: We named our Prime Time Awards 2019 Winner for Small/Medium Factory of the Year – Fabrica Oveja Negra
Jan 7, 2021: We published our 2020 Country of Origin Performance Rankings
Jan 7, 2022: We published an Agile Cigar Review on the Oliva Serie V Melanio JR 50th
Jan 7, 2022: We unveiled our #4 Cigar of the Year for 2021, the Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda
Jan 7, 2022: We reported on Santa Clara Cigars’ Montecristo Volume 2: The Rendezvous
Jan 7, 2022: We reported on the Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022
Originally posted on January 7, 2023 @ 5:17 am