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 535 (4/29/23)
Fratello Cigars Announces “The Lunar”
Fratello Cigars has announced it is releasing a new series of cigars that will coincide with the upcoming Nova-C Lunar Landing project – known as The Lunar. The release is also coinciding with Fratello’s ten year anniversary. The Lunar is being done in collaboration with Steve Altemus, the former NASA Deputy Center Director for Johnson Space Center and founder of Intuitive Machines.. We got the details here.
Drew Estate: The company announced its Fifth Freestyle Live Pack; 2023 Barn Smoker Schedule, and new event cigar for 2023
Aganorsa Leaf: Announced details around the Aganorsa Leaf Rare Leaf Reserve Maduro
B.A.M.F. Cigars: Announced several releases including: Shadow Warriors, Mafioso, and Some Gave All
Forged Cigar Company: Announced the Diesel Whiskey Row Founder’s Collection Boxergrail
General Cigar Company: Announced the Macanudo Gold Label 2023 Release
Lampert Cigars: Shipped the Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura
Oveja Negra Brands: Announced the Black Works Studio Ambush Collection for Events
Warped Cigars: Announced the Corto X52
Los Caidos: Owner and founder Steve Zengel has passed away.
Premium Cigar Association: Announced its Call to Action against proposed FDA regulations on tobacco manufacturing
Agile Cigar Reviews
None This Week
The Smoking Syndicate
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Features and Blog
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Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
5/2 Prime Time Special Edition 142: Hendrik Kelner, Jr
5/4Prime Time Episode 266: Mo Maali, Patina Cigars
On This Date…
On this date April 29:
Apr 29, 2011: We talked about the proposed widespread smoking ban (SB 575) in California.
Apr 29, 2011: We went thru our 2011 Cigar Draft.
Apr 29, 2011: We assessed the Bad Dog Special Blend
Apr 29, 2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta.
Apr 29, 2013: We assessed the La Hermandad by Primer Mundo Cigars.
Apr 29, 2014: We assessed the H. Upmann – The Banker by Altadis USA
Apr 29, 2015: La Flor Dominicana announced the winning Size for La Flor Dominicana TAA 47.
Apr 29, 2015: We assessed the Avo Limited Edition 2004 – Avo Legacy (Avo LE04) from the Avo’s Greatest Hits Sampler.
Apr 29, 2015: We reported on two new sizes of Byron from Selected Tobacco.
Apr 29, 2015: We reported on Carlo Motti being name Davidoff’s head of Omni-Retail
Apr 29, 2015: We previewed the Southern Cigar Festival Preview with a look at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Apr 29, 2016: We reported on the Cohiba Nicaragua Pequeños.
Apr 29, 2016: We assessed the La Gran Llave Robusto.
Apr 29, 2016: We reported on the Schrader MMXIII, a limited edition cigar from Schrader Cellars..
Apr 29, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 23 (4/29/17)
Apr 29, 2018: We reported on the return of the AVO Maduro for the AVO 30th Anniversary
Apr 29, 2018: We published Prime Time Special Edition #29: Christian Eiroa, C.L.E. Cigar Company
Apr 29, 2018: We reported on General Cigar naming Chris Tarr, Vice President of Marketing
Apr 29, 2019: We reported on the Bailey Family Sells Cigarette Business
Apr 29, 2019: We assessed the Gurkha Heritage Rosado Toro (TAA Exclusive)
Apr 29, 2020: We assessed the CAO Orellana
Apr 29, 2021: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone Un Presidente
Apr 29, 2021: We reported on FDA announcing plans to ban characterizing flavors in cigars
Apr 29, 2022: We assessed the HVC Black Friday 2021
Apr 29, 2022: We reported on the E.P. Carrillo INCH Nicaragua
Apr 29, 2022: We reported on the Cigar Association of America’s statmentt on the proposed flavored cigar ban
Apr 29, 2022: We reported on Drew Estate’s response to FDA’s Proposed Flavored Ban
Originally posted on April 29, 2023 @ 4:17 am