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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cigar News: Casa Turrent Heads for U.S. Release; Will be Distributed by Turrent Family

A. Turrent Cigars has announced that Casa Turrent, a cigar that has previously only been made available in select markets will be heading for a more widespread release in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, the company has announced it will be handling their own distribution. Plans are for the Casa Turrent to make its way to retailers in June.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 22 (4/25/15)

The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. We will also recap what happened on our Stogie Geeks show.  Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cigar News: Davidoff to Launch Brazilian-based Blend at 2015 IPCPR Trade Show

Davidoff of Geneva is setting their sights on Brazil.  Yesterday the company announced some details to Cigar Aficionado on plans to launch a brand with the country of Brazil in mind.  The cigar is unnamed, but the cigar will contain a hefty portion of Brazilian tobacco, and incorporate Brazil the country into the theme of the brand.  The new line will be the second line to receive the Davidoff Black-colored band.  The cigar will officially launch at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show.

Agile Cigar Review: Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2012

Agile Cigar Reviews replace what we termed "Assessment Updates". The concept is the same, but the name is different. Agile Cigar Reviews use a lightweight, shorter format. These will never take the place of our comprehensive reviews. They are only used on blends we have previously assessed. This might be a blend we are re-scoring or providing a score for a first time. It might be a blend we are looking at in a different size. Today we take another look at the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2012. This is a cigar first assessed back in January, 2013.

Oliva Serie Maduro Especial 2012

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cigar News: Viaje WLP Exclusivo Churchill

As Viaje gets ready to roll out its regular production of the Viaje Exclusivo line, we learned last week of another little twist coming from this blend.  As Viaje Cigars founder Andre Farkas said on Stogie Geeks last week, a batch of 7 x 49 Churchill-sized Exclusivos were accidentally produced by the factory.  As a result, this are being released under the Viaje White Label Project line.  Viaje indicated that the limited run Viaje WLP Exclusivo Churchill will be arriving soon.

Cigar Review: Avo Limited Edition Improvisation Series - Avo Classic Covers 2015

Avo Limited Edition Improvisation Series - Avo Classic Covers 2015

The Avo Classic Covers 2015 marks a new chapter in the famed annual limited edition series. Each year since 2001 the Avo brand would release an "Avo Limited Edition" cigar coinciding with brand ambassador Avo Uvezian's birthday (March 22nd). Earlier this year, parent company Davidoff gave the Avo brand a makeover. This makeover would consist of rebranding, repackaging, and line consolidations. At the same time it seems a shift was made to shift the focus of the brand from Avo Uvezian the person to the legacy of what Uvezian represents - namely the themes of music and cigars. As result, this year's limited edition would not be a birthday cigar. Instead 2015's annual release is being used as a launch for a new limited edition series called Avo Improvisation Series. The first cigar of this series is called Avo Classic Covers 2015. As we will see, this cigar keeps true to the direction the brand is taking. As for the cigar itself, it shows this brand hasn't lost a beat - this is another stellar limited release for the Avo brand.

Cigar News: Viaje Zombie Antidote 2015

Photo Credit: Viaje Cigars Facebook

For the second consecutive year, Viaje Cigars will be releasing the Viaje Zombie Antidote.  The blend and the size will remain the same as from 2014. The one difference is that there will be new banding on the Viaje Zombie Antidote 2015.

Cigar News: Viaje Zombie Super Shot 2015

Viaje Zombie Super Shot (Photo of 2013 Edition)
Viaje Cigars has announced the Viaje Zombie Super Shot is returning for a 2015 run.  The line was introduced in 2013 and combines two elements from different Viaje lines. The blend itself is based off the Viaje Zombie blend, but the cigar is released in the 10 gauge size of Viaje's Super Shot line. Viaje has reported the Zombie Super Shot 2015 is now heading to retailers.