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 538 (5/20/23)
Massive Fire Destroys Arturo Fuente Tobacco Warehouse
A massive fire broke out in the early evening hours of May 17 at one of Arturo Fuente’s warehouses. The damage appears to have taken down a warehouse housing tobacco and it is estimated approximately one million pounds of tobacco may have been lost. We’ve got the details here and a statement from the company.
Altadis U.S.A: The company announced the Romeo y Julieta Book of Love
Boutique Blends: Announced that the Aging Room Nicaragua Quattro Sonata is set to ship in June
Les Fines Lames: We reported on eight new finishes for the company’s signature Le Petit cigar knife collection
S.T. Dupont: The company announced its Limited Edition Declaration of Independence Line 2 Lighter
West Tampa Tobacco Co: The company is shipping its West Tampa Tobacco Co. Red
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Announced Matthew Myers Will Step Down as President and named Yolonda Richardson its new president
Montana: The Governor of Montana and State Legislature have approved a Cigar Tax Cap
Alfonso Añejo No. 2 by Selected Tobacco
Diamond Crown Black Diamond Emerald (2022) by J.C. Newman Cigar Company
Manolo Quesada 75th Anniversary by Quesada Cigars
HVC 10th Anniversary Toro
Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro
Agile Cigar Reviews
None this week
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
None this Week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
None this Week
Prime Time Jukebox
5/23: Smoking Syndicate Roundtable #12: E.P. Carrillo Zodiac Smoke
5/25: Prime Time Episode 269: Steve Saka, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
TBD Prime Time Special Edition 142: TBA
On This Date…
On this date May 20:
May 20, 2013: We assessed the L’Atelier LAT46 Selection Spéciale.
May 20, 2014: We reported on the launch of La Colonia Cigars.
May 20, 2014: We did a pre-release assessment on the Carpe Noctem by Emilio Cigars.
May 20, 2015: We reported on the My Father Lounge Exclusive Box-Pressed Torpedo for The Pipe & Pint.
May 20, 2015: We reported on the Drew Estate Nica Rustica Belly
May 20, 2015: We published a Manufacturer and Brand Owner Guide for the Southern Cigar Festival.
May 20, 2015: We reported on the launch of the Fratello Bianco.
May 20, 2016: We reported on the El Primer Mundo 10 Year Anniversary.
May 20, 2016: We assessed the Sindicato Maniac Colossal.
May 20, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 26 (5/20/17)
May 20, 2018: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Debonaire Habano Belicoso
May 20, 2019: We reported on White Hat Cigars adding Todd Vance and Erica Arroyo to its team
May 20, 2019: We reported on La Flor Dominicana TAA 50th Segunda Edición Natural
May 20, 2019: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Fuente Fuente OpusX ForbiddenX 13 Nacimiento 1912 (TAA Exclusive 2018)
May 20, 2020: We assessed the Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Toro
May 20, 2021: We reported on the Alec Bradley Magic Toast Box Pressed Gran Toro PCA Show Exclusive
May 20, 2021: We reported on the Viaje Releases Honey and Hand Grenades Maduro
May 20, 2022: We reported on United Cigars’ plans to relaunch Red Anchor at the 2022 PCA Trade Show
Originally posted on May 20, 2023 @ 4:18 am