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 534 (4/22/23)
José Blanco Named Worldwide Brand Ambassador for Arturo Fuente
José Blanco of Arturo Fuente will be moving into an expanded role. Today the company announced that Blanco will be its new Worldwide Brand Ambassador. We got the details here.
Alec and Bradley Rubin; Jonathan Lipson Join STG
The question of where some of the former brain trust of Alec Bradley would land have has been answered. Today Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced that Alec Rubin, Bradley Rubin, and Jonathan Lipson, formerly of the Alec Bradley marketing team, will join the STG North American Branded marketing organization. We got the full details here.
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: Announced the Sobremesa Brûlée Wagashi project with Cigar Dojo and Smoke Inn
Arturo Fuente: Announced the Don Carlos Eye of the Bull will be released as an exclusive offering to attendees of PCA 2023
Black Star Line Cigars: Announced Mr Fahrenheit will be launched at the 2023 PCA Trade Show
Forged Cigar Company: We reported on the La Gloria Cubana Corojo de Oro
General Cigar Company: Announced the Punch Dad Bod
HVC Cigars: f
California: Assembly Bill 935, which proposed a tobacco purchase ban for people born after January 1, 2007, was put on hold. The bill was amended by the State’s Assembly Health Committee to focus on the enforcement of California’s recently introduced flavored tobacco ban.
El Septimo Geneva: Announced it will be partnering to brand a lounge in Phoenix, Arizona
Kelner Cigars S.A.S.: This new factory is being launched by Klaas Kelner
Premium Cigar Association: Mike Gold will complete the term of Alan Rubin on the PCA Board
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
None this Week
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Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
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Prime Time Jukebox
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4/25 Prime Time Special Edition 140: Sophomore Cigars
4/27 Prime Time Episode 265: Mo Maali, Patina Cigars
On This Date…
On this date April 22:
Apr 22, 2011: We assessed the My Father Limited Edition 2011
Apr 22, 2011: We assessed the La Palina 1896
Apr 22, 2012: We did Assessment Updates on the Lou Rodriguez Edicion Reserva Connecticut and Lou Rodriguez Edicion Premier
Apr 22, 2013: We assessed the Rocky Patel II-XXVI
Apr 22, 2014: We reported on the Juan Lopez Selección No. 4, a 7 x 70 Offering line extension to Altadis’ Juan Lopez line.
Apr 22, 2014: We reported on the RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Venus – a Shop Exclusive to Doc James Tobacco.
Apr 22, 2014: We assessed the Merlion by La Sirena Sea Lion Maduro.
Apr 22, 2014: Fred Rewey talked about the Nomad C-276.
Apr 22, 2015: We previewed the Southern Cigar Festival VIP Experience.
Apr 22, 2015: We reported on the details of the A.J. Fernandez New World Connecticut.
Apr 22, 2015: We reported on plans for Gran Habano’s Limited Release Lancero.
Apr 22, 2016: We reported on the Crowned Heads Angel’s Anvil 2016 TAA release.
Apr 22, 2016: We reported on PDR Cigars’ plans for the A. Flores 1975 Gran Reserva Deflorado.
Apr 22, 2016: We reported on the death of Fuente Factory General Manager Samuel Méndez.
Apr 22, 2016: We did an Agile Cigar Review of the The Chinese Finger Trap by MoyaRuiz Cigars
Apr 22, 2017: We reported on Global Premium Cigars switching distribution from Boutiques Unified to 3R Cigars
Apr 22, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 22 (4/22/17)
Apr 22, 2018: We reported on Nicaragua Rescinds Controversial Pension Plan Changes
Apr 22, 2018: We assessed the Daniel Marshall DM2 Red Label Corona
Apr 22, 2018: We published Prime Time Episode 50: Dean Parsons, Epic Cigars
Apr 22, 2019: We assessed Davidoff – The Master Selection 2007
Apr 22, 2020: We reported on the General Cigar’s Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Selección
Apr 22, 2020: We reported on the La Palina and Room101 Lockdown event
Apr 22, 2020: We reported on Room101 to re-releasing the “Death Bucket”
Apr 22, 2020: We reported on Glynn Loope Stepping Down as Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America
Apr 22, 2021: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the AJ Fernandez Belles Artes Maduro Figurado (2020 TAA Exclusive)
Apr 22, 2021: We reported on the Diesel Crucible returning for a limited release
Apr 22, 2022: We reported on the La Flor Dominicana Golden NFT
Originally posted on April 22, 2023 @ 4:17 am