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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cigar News: La Gloria Cubana Tres Puros Released



Over the past week, a new limited edition cigar set has been showing up at retailers by General Cigar's La Gloria Cubana brand called Tres Puros.  La Gloria Cubana Tres Puros is a set of 36 cigars made from the major manufacturing countries outside of Cuba - Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.  General Cigar has manufacturing facilities in each of these countries and has decided to put together a set - consisting of 12 cigars from each of the countries.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 4, Number 14 (2/2815)


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, February 27, 2015

Cigar News: Tampa, Florida to Get World's Largest Davidoff Flagship Store

Davidoff of Geneva - since 1911 Tampa Store (Artist Rendering)
Image Credit: Oettinger Davidoff AG

Davidoff of Geneva USA will open a flagship store in its home metropolitan area.  Today the company announced it will  a "Davidoff of Geneva - since 1911" store in the City of Tampa by the end of 2015.  The  store will open in the MetWest International Retail Village.  At 5,000 square feet in size will become the largest Davidoff Flagship Store in the world.  The planned Tampa, Florida store will be a partnership with Jeff and Tanya Borysiewicz, the owners of Corona Cigar Company located in Orlando.

Cigar News: Davidoff Announces Plans for New Factory for Camacho and Central American Farm Acquisitions

Current Camacho Factory (Photo Credit Oettinger Davidoff / Camacho Cigars)

Oettinger Davidoff AG made several big announcements today in terms of its operations in Central America. The comany has announced it will build a new factory in Honduras that will be used for its Camacho and other Honduran brand production. The company also announced the acquisition of tobacco fields in Honduras' Jamastran Valley as well as Nicaragua's Condega region.

Assessment Update: Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel

Assessment Updates will be posted on this web-site to: 1) Assess "pre-review" cigars that were not given a rating or score (typically pre-release cigars); 2) Provide numeric ratings to cigars previously assessed prior to the implementation of the numeric scoring system; 3) Provide a re-assessment and re-score of a previously assessed/score cigars. Today, we re-assess Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel. This was a cigar we did a pre-release assessment back in September, 2013.

Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel (Part of SmokeInn's MicroBlend Series)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cigar News: Smoking Restored in Nebraska Cigar Bars


Smoking in the State of Nebraska's Cigar Bars has been restored.  Newly elected Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law Legislative Bill 118.  Introduced by State Senator Tyson Larson, this piece of legislation continues to allow cigar bars to allow smoking under an exemption of the statewide indoor smoking ban. This bill was a response to the State Supreme Court decision that ruled that cigar bars having such an exemption was unconstitutional, and shut down smoking in January. Under the bill had an emergency provision, the law is effective immediately. While the signing of the bill was a victory in of itself, the speed at which this fast-tracked through the legislature was also a victory.

Assessment Update: Assessment Update: Cuenca 5 Anniversary Toro

Assessment Updates will be posted on this web-site to: 1) Assess "pre-review" cigars that were not given a rating or score (typically pre-release cigars); 2) Provide numeric ratings to cigars previously assessed prior to the implementation of the numeric scoring system; 3) Provide a re-assessment and re-score of a previously assessed/score cigars. Today, we provide an assessment rating and score to the Cuenca 5 Anniversary in Toro size. This was a cigar we did an assessment for in the box-press torpedo format back in January 2013 and the Robusto size back in April, 2014.

Cuenca 5 Anniversary Toro

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cigar News: "The Larcenists" announced for Ortega / Primer Mundo Larceny Project


Ortega Premium Cigars and El Primer Mundo Cigars have announced the list of retailers that will carry their collaborative project called Larceny.  A list of 42 retailers have been selected and are being referred as "The Larcenists".