The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It combines 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 at 8am Eastern Time.
Cigar Industry Report: Edition 560 (10/21/23)
PCA Changes Media Credential Process Including Dropping Badge Fees for Media
The 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show will see some significant changes coming for the media who will be covering the show. The changes will include the dropping of media being charged a fee to attend the Trade Show and loopholes involving media getting to badges from manufacturers for entrance to the Trade Show. In addition, the PCA is now saying that the media will also be required to provide credentials to attend the Trade Show. We have the details here.
Hand Rolled: J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Makes Debut
The first installment of Hand Rolled’s new docuseries Hand Rolled, “Hand Rolled: J.C Newman Cigar Co.” is now available on YouTube. This tells the story of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. You can click here to watch it.
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust: Announced it is rebranding Original Sobremesa Line as Sobremesa Solita
Foundation Cigar Company: Announced it is shipping its Metapa line to retailers.
General Cigar Company: Announced two Macanudo samplers and the CAO Premier 54s Pack
Daniel Marshall: We reported on the upcoming 8th Annual Daniel Marshall “Kitzbuhel Campfire” event
FDA: We reported on the agency has sent its proposed rules for bans on flavored cigars to the White House OMB
Luciano Cigars: Announced its branded lounge program
United Kingdom: We reported on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s proposed Generational Smoking Ban
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
None this week
Features and Blog
None this week
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 494: Guy Fieri
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 495 – Mount Fuji and the Flyin’ Hawaiian
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 496: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 497: Death of a Death Bucket
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 498: Freestylin’ And Profilin’ (w/ Willy Herrera)
The Blog: KMA Talk Radio Episode 499: Are We There Yet?
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
None this Week
Prime Time Jukebox
10/23: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 111: First Verses
10/24 Prime Time Special Edition 148: La Zona Palooza Pre-Game
10/26: Prime Time Episode 286: Christian Eiroa, C.L.E. Cigar Company
On This Date…
On this date, Oct 21:
Oct 21, 2012: We did an Assessment Update on the E.P. Carrillo Inch Natural
Oct 21, 2013: We assessed the Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary
Oct 21, 2014: We assessed the Tatuaje Drac (Part of the Pudgy Monsters Series)
Oct 21, 2014: We recapped Steve Saka’s comments on Swisher International’s acquisition of Drew Estate Tobacco
Oct 21, 2015: We reported on the Leaf by Oscar Lancero
Oct 21, 2015: We assessed the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Caixa
Oct 21, 2015: We reported on the Viaje Full Moon 2015 and Viaje Full Moon Edicíon Limitada 2015.
Oct 21, 2016: We reported on Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust plans for a widespread release of the Muestra de Saka Exclusivo
Oct 21, 2016: We reported on British American Tobacco’s proposal to acquire Reynolds America
Oct 21, 2016: We assessed the Tatuaje Skinny Face.
Oct 21, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 48 (10/21/17)
Oct 21, 2018: We assessed the Crowned Heads Las Mareas Olas
Oct 21, 2019: We reported on Fabien Ziegler leaving Drew Estate
Oct 21, 2019: We reported on Emilio Grimalkin Seasonal Edition returning for 2019
Oct 21, 2019: We assessed the Viaje Hamaki Omakase 2019
Oct 21, 2020: We assessed the Aladino Cameroon Robusto by JRE Tobacco Co.
Oct 21, 2020: We reported on TMG to aligning with the Cigar Association of America
Oct 21, 2021: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel
Oct 21, 2021: We reported on Quality Importers Trading Co’s Xikar Xi2 Hot Rod Series
Oct 21, 2022: We reported on Drew Estate’s Deadwood Cigars The Girl With No Name
Oct 21, 2022: We assessed the Partagas Añejo Petit Robusto (2022, First Batch)
Oct 21, 2022: We reported on the Tatuaje Advent Calendars for 2021 and 2022 arriving at retailers
Originally posted on October 21, 2023 @ 4:17 am