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 545 (7/8/23)
PCA 2023 Opens in Las Vegas
The 2023 Premium Cigar Association Trade Show has opened in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Big Board is your one stop shop for all things happening pre, post, and during the show! Be sure to also check out our Pre-Game One Pager!
While it is the 2023 Show, people are already talking about the big announcement the Trade Show is moving to New Orleans in 2025.
Espinosa Cigars: Announced the Las 6 Provincias ZDT, Knuckle Sandwich Robusto 3-Pack Sampler
J.C.Newman Cigar Co: Announced the LeRoy Neiman 2023 Collector’s Edition. The company also announced. The company is also teaming with Blizzard and Co. for The American Black Bison cigar case.
Joya de Nicaragua: Announced the Cinco de Cinco. The company also announced a relaunch of the: Joya de Nicaragua Clásico Original
Tatuaje: Announced the Tatuje 20th Anniversary Grande Merveille and Grand Chasseur, L’Atelier Roxy, and Surrogates Big Ten Robusto
ATL Cigar Co: Announced the ATL Magic Double Robusto and the ATL Black Elegànce. In addition, the company has also revamped its Good Trouble Line and added a Corona size
Casa de Ortez: Announced the La Malinche series.
Casdagli Cigars: Announce Casdagli Cigars to Release Traditional 25 Aniversario Double Corona and
C.L.E. Cigar Company: Announced the Asylum Twelve and the Asylum PCA Exclusive 2023
Crowned Heads: Announced La Vereda
E.P. Carrillo: Announced the Short Run 2023 will be made by Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co
Forged Cigar Company: Announced the Diesel Vintage Series
Fosforo Cigars: Announced the Fosforo Limitada
General Cigar Company: Announced CAO Pilón Añejo will be an on-going cigar offering. The company also announced the. Macanudo Vintage 2013
Hooten Young: Announced Operation Gothic Serpent 30th Anniversary
Iconic Leaf Cigar Co: Announces Factory Production Run (FPR) Sweet Tails
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co: The JW Maverick is getting a full-launch
Kristoff: Announced the Kristoff PCA 2023 Signature Series, Kristoff Nicaragua, and Kristoff Tres Compadres
Manny Iriate Enterprises: Announced it has teamed up with Arturo Fuente for the OpusX Society Cigar
Quality Importers Trading Company: Announced the Palió Pro Series and Palió Pistola. In addition, Five new Humidor Supreme Desktop Humidors were announced. There is also the new Xikar Ion. Finally the company announced the new Xikar Perfect Xi1 Cutter.
Founders Cigar Company: Has taken on distribution for Don Doroteo Cigars
Les Fines Lames: Announced partnership Vandermarliere Cigar Family
West Tampa Tobacco Co: Named Rami Darko its Director of Sales
Agile Cigar Reviews
None this week
The Smoking Syndicate
Features and Blog
2023 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 1: The Logistics
2023 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 2: The Things to Watch
2023 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 3: Predictions for Top 5 Cigars of the Show
2023 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 4: Why Altadis USA and Forged Cigar Co. Will Be “The Companies” of the Show
None this Week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
None This Week
Prime Time Jukebox
None This Week
7/17 Prime Time Jukebox Episode 104: Album Archaeology #13: Faith, George Michael
TBD Prime Time Special Edition 143: TBA
7/20 Prime Time Episode 274: PCA 2023 Pre-Game Series Part 4: 2023 Virtual Trade Expo, Week 1
On This Date…
On this date July 8:
Jul 8, 2011: We assessed the La Sirena Series A
Jul 8, 2012: We published our 2012 IPCPR Trade Show Preview Part 2: “Three Wrappers to Watch”
Jul 8, 2013: We previewed the La Hoja Auténtico Maduro
Jul 8, 2013: We previewed the Room 101 Master Collection One
Jul 8, 2013: We did a “pre-review” of the original Nica Rustica by Drew Estate.
Jul 8, 2013: We previewed the Tatuaje Avion 13 FF (Habano).
Jul 8, 2014: We assessed the Las Cumbres Tabaco Señorial by José Blanco.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on the La Palina Black Label.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on plans to debut the Nomad C-276 to Debut at the IPCPR Trade Show
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Belicoso line extension.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on Toraño Family Cigars‘ Charlie Toraño Captiva.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on Crowned Heads Headley Grange Snaredrum becoming a limited edition exclusive to Federal Cigar
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on the Joel Sherman 75th Celebration by Nat Sherman, a cigar that went on to become our 2014 Cigar of the Year.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on the The Griffin’s Anniversary Edition 2014 Club Series II release.
Jul 8, 2014: We reported on the Ezra Zion selling Cigar Federation to Logan Lawler
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on Duran Cigars adding line extensions to Azan.
Jul 8, 2015: We published on Duran Cigars adding additional line extensions for Neya F8
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on the Roberto P. Duran Signature Santo Cardenas Edition.
Jul 8, 2015: We assessed the MBombay Mora No. 4.
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on the Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Nocturne.
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on Nat Sherman adding new Executive Ashtray and Humidor Accessories.
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on the Perdomo Factory Tour Blend.
Jul 8, 2015: We reported on the RoMa Craft Tobac El Catador de las Petite Coronas.
Jul 8, 2016: We reported on Seven U.S. Senators writing a letter to the FDA Questioning Final Regulations.
Jul 8, 2016: We assessed the Tatuaje Skinny Tiff
Jul 8, 2016: We reported on Foundation Cigar Company naming Rick Ardito Executive Brand Manager for The Upsetters
Jul 8, 2016: We reported on Warped Cigars to introducing Villa Sombra.
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on Espinosa relaunching Murcielago at A.J. Fernandez’s factory
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on the La Palina Classic Natural
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on the La Palina Adds Illumination Toro
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on the Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co My Way by Bayron Duarte
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on Drew Estate’s 4 x 32 line extensions
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on The Oscar Maduro
Jul 8, 2017: We reported on Jim Robinson and Nick Syris of LH Premium Cigars to launching La Vida Isla
Jul 8, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 33 (7/8/17)
Jul 8, 2018: We published 2018 IPCPR Pre-Game Report Part 2: The Trends to Watch
Jul 8, 2019: We reported on the CAO Session
Jul 8, 2019: We reported on the Camacho Distillery Edition
Jul 8, 2019: We published IPCPR 2019 Spotlight: Aganorsa Leaf
Jul 8, 2019: We published Analyzing the Launch of PCA and the Planned CigarCon Event
Jul 8, 2020: We reported on Appeals Court striking down FDA Warning Labels
Jul 8, 2020: We reported on the JSK Söta Kakor
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on the Xikar Astral
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on RTB Cigars leaving Tabacalera Kafie
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on the Palió Ballista Lighter
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on El Septimo naming Chip Goldeen Director of Sales and Business Development
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo
Jul 8, 2021: We published the 2021 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 3: Predictions for the 5 Hottest Cigars at the Trade Show
Jul 8, 2021: We reported on the El Septimo Geneva Sacred Arts Collection
Jul 8, 2022: We reported on the Tatuaje Tuxtla Lomo de Cerdo
Jul 8, 2022: We reported on the DBL Cigars El Final
Jul 8, 2022: We published 2022 PCA Pre-Game Report Part 4: Why United Cigars will be “The Company” of the 2022 PCA Trade Show
Jul 8, 2022: We reported on 7-20-4 Cigars naming James Shaffer National Sales Director
Jul 8, 2022: We reported on Black Works Studio bringing back Killer Bee Connecticut as Core Line Product.
Originally posted on July 8, 2023 @ 4:17 am