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 528 (3/11/23)
FDA Proposes Regulations for Tobacco Manufacturing Facilities, Including Factories
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new requirements for tobacco product manufacturers regarding the manufacture, design, packing and storage of their products. The rules are aimed at cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, and vape products. From a cigar industry standpoint, these regulations target cigar factories and pre-industry facilities both domestic and foreign. We got the details here.
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 – Santiago, Day Four
Procigar 2023 Charity Auction Items Announced
Arnold André joins ProCigar as the 12th member
TPE 2023: The Cigar Releases
While we didn’t attend the Total Product Expo (TPE) 2023, it seemed like there was a good amount of products that were introduced. This week we published a running board of the companies that have reported TPE releases or have informed Cigar Coop of a TPE release. You can find that information here.
Contest – Blackened M81 Swag Pack Giveaway
We are giving away a really cool Blackened M81 Swag Gift Pack from Drew Estate.
Blackened M81 Branded Cigar and Whiskey Carrying Case (No Cigars or Whiskey included)
Blackened M81 Branded Lighter
Blackened M81 Branded Cigar Rest
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: The company launched the long-awaited Muestra de Saka Krakatoa at TPE 2023
United Cigars: Announced four new sizes of Red Anchor will debut at PCA 2023
Crowned Heads: The company announced the Crowned Heads The Lost Angel 2023 as its 2023 TAA Exclusive release
E.P. Carrillo: The winning blend of the E.P. Carrillo Platinum Bash was announced
Espinosa Cigars: Details of the Espinosa Murcielago de Oro 2023, the company’s 2023 TAA Exclusive was announced
Forged Cigar Company: Announced details around the return of the Room101 Daruma
Gurkha Cigars: We published details around the Gurkha Ghost Connecticut and Gurkha Grand Age II
Habanos SA: The Partagás Línea Maestra was launched at Festival Del Habano XXIII
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co: The J.W. Maverick was soft-launched at TPE 2023
Lampert Cigars: The company will launch the Lampert 1675 Edición Morado
Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co: The company showcased the Island Jim Connecticut #2 at TPE 2023
Meerapfel Cigar: The company launched its charity release, Création de Coeur
Warped CIgars: The company announced the Warped Seleccion Domain 4546
CST Consulting: Announced a collaborative relationship with Barreda Cigars
German Engineered Cigars: Announced distribution Deals for Middle East and Indian Subcontinent
Festival del Habano XXIII: The festival concluded in Havana, Cuba
Agile Cigar Reviews
Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Robusto
Tatuaje Monster Mash Chuck
The Smoking Syndicate
The Smoking Syndicate: Los Statos Deluxe Robusto
Features and Blog
See Procigar coverage above
The Blog: Five Things Cigar Media Missed from TPE 2023
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Episode 259: Rob Dietrich, Blackened American Whiskey
Prime Time Special Edition
No Show This Week
Prime Time Jukebox
No Show This Week
3/14 Prime Time Special Edition 137: Alec Bradley Mount Rushmore
3/23 Prime Time Episode 260: Jeffrey Amendola and Chris Monaco, Amendola Family Cigar Co
On This Date…
On this date March 11th
Mar 11, 2011: We covered a Petition to Fight California’s Smoking Ban Proposal.
Mar 11, 2011: Alec Bradley unveiled a new logo.
Mar 11, 2012: We did Assessment Updates on the Avo Lounge and Perdomo Reserve Limited Edition Cameroon.
Mar 11, 2012: We Michael Giannini’s expanded role at General Cigar.
Mar 11, 2013: We did a pre-release assessment of the Recluse Draconian.
Mar 11, 2014: We reported on Espinosa’s La Zona Connecticut & Habano 20 Count Boxes.
Mar 11, 2014: We assessed the La Aurora Preferidos Diamond Chicho’s Choice
Mar 11, 2014: We reported on Global Premium Cigars plans to add 1502 Lanceros and Coronas.
Mar 11, 2014: We reported on the Quesada 40th Anniversary line.
Mar 11, 2015: We reported on the Tatuaje Event Sampler.
Mar 11, 2015: We reported on the Viva Republica Edicion Limitada Culebra.
Mar 11, 2015: We reported on the Fratello H-Town Lancero.
Mar 11, 2016: We reported on the release of the La Aurora Puro Vintage 2006 111 Aniversario Master Case Series.
Mar 11, 2016: We reported of the release of the MoyaRuiz Pickle Juice.
Mar 11, 2016: We did an Agile Cigar Review of the Herrera Esteli Toro (Tubo) by Drew Estate.
Mar 11, 2016: We reported on the Tatuaje TAA 2016.
Mar 11, 2016: We reported Viaje and Quesada’s collaboration called Juntos.
Mar 11, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 16 (3/11/17)
Mar 11, 2018: We assessed the La Rosa de Sandiego Cameroon (Toro)
Mar 11, 2019: We assessed the Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut (Petite Corona)
Mar 11, 2019: We reported on the Lil Pistoff Kristoff
Mar 11, 2019: We reported on Altadis U.S.A’s Henry Clay War Hawk
Mar 11, 2019: We reported on the Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA Exclusive
Mar 11, 2020: We reported on the Warped La Hacienda First Growth
Mar 11, 2020: We reported Amid Coronavirus Concerns, PCA Says 2020 Trade Show is Still On
Mar 11, 2020: We reported on three JSK releases for its Ristefari event
Mar 11, 2021: We reported on the Crowned Heads Mother Church as a JR 50th anniversary release
Mar 11, 2021: We reported on Micallef Cigars issuing a Cease-and-Desist Letter to Privada Cigar Club Over Alleged Unauthorized Sales
Mar 11, 2022: We reported Cigars International revamping its CIGARfest Event
Mar 11, 2022: We published The Smoking Syndicate – Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Ascension
Mar 11, 2022: We reported on the “retirement” of Rick Rodriguez from Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Originally posted on March 11, 2023 @ 5:17 am