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 563 (11/11/23)
Drew Estate Brings Back Chateau Real
Drew Estate has announced it is bringing back its Chateau Real brand. Chateau Real will be an exclusive offering to Drew Diplomat online retailers. The announcement came on the eve of Drew Estate’s Florida Barn Smoker event taking place November 11, 2023 in Clermont, Florida. We’ve got the details here.
Tabacalera USA: The Montecristo Cigar Bar at Paris Las Vegas had its grand opening
Casdagli Cigars: Announced the Cypher 3311 Boniface
Ferio Tego: Has added two sizes to Timeless Prestige
Forged Cigar Company: The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare BCN-143 is heading to retailers
Foundation Cigar Company: The company has shipped the 2023 Release of Highclere Castle Senetjer
General Cigar Company: Announced the Cohiba Limited Edition Biometric Humidor. In addition the 2023 Punch Sampler was also announced
Oveja Negra Brands: Announced the Black Label Trading Company Black Album Anthology
Plasencia Cigars: The company has shipped the Plasencia Cosecha 151 with its final packaging
Quality Importers Trading Company: The company has shipped the Xikar Ion
Quesada Cigars: Announced the return of the Casa Magna Lancero
Selected Tobacco: The Alfonso Gran Selección has begun to arrive at retailers
Scandinavian Tobacco Group: Reported net sales were down 3.9% for the third quarter of 2023
Black Star Line Cigars: Announced it will end direct to consumer cigar sales and now offer cigars exclusively rhrough retail partners
Habanos S.A.: Announced the dates for XXIV Festival Del Habano
Lampert Cigars: Announced distribution to Malta
Agile Cigar Reviews
The Smoking Syndicate
None this week
Features and Blog
None this week
Prime Time Podcasts
Prime Time Show
Prime Time Special Edition
Prime Time Jukebox
None this week
11/13: Prime Time Jukebox Episode 113: Down the Rabbit Hole
11/16: Prime Time Episode 288: TBA
11/28 Prime Time Special Edition 150: TBA
On This Date…
On this date, Nov 11:
Nov 11, 2011: We assessed the Elogio Excepcionales
Nov 11, 2012: We did a pre-release assessment of the Tatuaje Apocalypse.
Nov 11, 2013: We reported on the La Flor Dominicana Edicion going to Mickey Blake’s.
Nov 11, 2013: We reported on the Davidoff of Geneva Madison Avenue 25th Anniversary cigar arriving at retailers.
Nov 11, 2013: We assessed the Camacho Liberty 2013.
Nov 11, 2013: We reported on Davidoff 2014 Year of the Horse nearing shipment.
Nov 11, 2014: We reported on the Illusione PACTUM.
Nov 11, 2014: We assessed the Sindicato Maduro Toro.
Nov 11, 2014: We provided an update on the Davidoff Oro Blanco.
Nov 11, 2015: We reported on the Viaje Announces Stuffed Turkey 2015 and Farmer Bill Hatchet 2015.
Nov 11, 2015: We assessed the Futuro Selección 109.
Nov 11, 2015: We reported on the Famous 75th Anniversary Cigar by Padrón.
Nov 11, 2016: We assessed the Tatuaje Skinny Frank.
Nov 11, 2016: We reported on the return of the CAO Amazon Basin.
Nov 11, 2016: We reported on CLE beginning distribution of Puros Indios and Cuba Aliados.
Nov 11, 2017: We published Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 51 (11/11/17)
Nov 11, 2018: We assessed the Southern Draw Cedrus – The Hogan
Nov 11, 2019: We published the feature story Pre-Game Analysis on Altria’s Plans to Sell Nat Sherman
Nov 11, 2019: We reported on the Fratello Navetta and Navetta Inverso Churchill
Nov 11, 2020: We reported on Artista Cigars’ Artista Studio Works
Nov 11, 2020: We reported on the Epic Ten
Nov 11, 2021: We did an Agile Cigar Review on the Powstanie Wojtek Toro (2020)
Nov 11, 2021: We reported on the announcement of The Great Smoke 2022
Nov 11, 2022: We reported on the announcement of La Aurora USA