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 529 (3/18/23)
PCA Responds to FDA’s Proposed New Requirements for Tobacco Product Manufacturing Practices and Outlines Consequences
Following the issuing of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s proposed requirements for tobacco product manufacturing processes to the Federal Register, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) issued a response on the proposed rules. In addition the organization warned of some of the consequences of such rules. We got the details here.
Procigar Festival 2023
This week we concluded 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- Closing Thoughts
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
Crowned Heads: Announced the Mil Días Marranitos E648 LE 2023
General Cigar Company: Announced the Cohiba Serie M Prominente
Lampert Cigars: Announced it is shipping the Family Reserve 2022
Oveja Negra Brands: Announced the new Black Works Studio S&R and the Black Works Studio Rorschach Sumatra
Fratello Cigars: Added distribution in Iceland
Quality Importers Trading Co: Announced Longfiller Company as its distributor for the Netherlands
Smokin Tabacco: Kicked off its annual Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Fundraiser
Herrera Esteli Miami – The Raji by Drew Estate
La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Oro Tercera Edicion Maduro
Agile Cigar Reviews
None this week
The Smoking Syndicate
None this week
Features and Blog
None this week
None this week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
No Show This Week
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Special Edition 137: Alec Bradley Mt. Rushmore
Prime Time Jukebox
Prime Time Jukebox Episode 91: The 2023 Battle of the Bands Draft Show – 80s Madness
3/23 Prime Time Episode 260: Jeffrey Amendola and Chris Monaco, Amendola Family Cigar Co
3/28 Prime Time Special Edition 138: The Great Smoke Post Game Show
On This Date…
On this date March 18th
Mar 18, 2011: We assessed the Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Candela.
Mar 18, 2011: We assessed the Illusione 88 Candela
Mar 18, 2011: We assessed the Illusione MJ12
Mar 18, 2012: We did Assessment Updates on the E.P. Carrillo Edicion Inaugural 2009 and Gurkha Royal Challenge.
Mar 18, 2013: We did an Assessment Update on the Viaje White Label Project (WLP) St. Patrick’s Day Candela 2011.
Mar 18, 2014: We reported on the launch of Cigar Package Design.
Mar 18, 2014: We reported on the 2014 TAA Exclusive Cigar, the La Flor Dominicana TAA Exclusive – The 707.
Mar 18, 2014: We assessed the Rosalila Mundo Celestial Connecticut by Oscar Valladares Tobacco and Company.
Mar 18, 2015: We assessed the MBombay Kesara Toro.
Mar 18, 2015: We reported on the The Griffin’s Special Edition Club Series III.
Mar 18, 2015: We reported on Roberto P. Duran Cigars and Azan Tobacco Group partnering with Eric Piras.
Mar 18, 2016: We reported on the E.P. Carrillo Adds INCH Maduro 8 x 58.
Mar 18, 2016: We reported on the Flor de las Antillas Maduro Box-Pressed Torpedo Slated becoming an exclusive cigar Federal Cigar 95th anniversary.
Mar 18, 2016: We reported of the release of the Liga Maestro by Mombacho Cigars SA.
Mar 18, 2016: We assessed the El Güegüense Churchill by Foundation Cigar Company.
Mar 18, 2017: We reported on the Viaje Ghost Pepper
Mar 18, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 17 (3/18/17)
Mar 18, 2018: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Fratello Oro Robusto
Mar 18, 2019: We assessed the Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut (Petite Corona)
Mar 18, 2019: We reported on the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50th Segunda Edición
Mar 18, 2019: We assessed the Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2018 LC54
Mar 18, 2019: We reported on the Nat Sherman Epoca Reserva
Mar 18, 2020: We reported on the rescheduling of the Florida Barnsmoker Event
Mar 18, 2020: We assessed the Protocol Confidential Informant (Toro) by Cubariqueño Cigar Company
Mar 18, 2021: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the The Tabernacle David by Foundation Cigar Company
Mar 18, 2022: We reported on the CAO Pilón Añejo
Mar 18, 2022: We reported on Quality Importers Trading Company adding three new color options for Palió Original Cutter
Mar 18, 2022: We reported on the Padrón Family Reserve No. 95
Mar 18, 2022: We reported on Quality Importers Trading Company adding a large ring gauge Palió Basta offering
Mar 18, 2022: We reported on the passing of Kris Kachaturian
Originally posted on March 18, 2023 @ 4:17 am