Cigar News

  1.   Tonight we welcome back Glynn Loope & Joshua Habursky of the Premium Cigar Association to Special Edition. Glynn and Josh will give us a legislative update at things on both the federal and state level. In addition they will update us on the PCA’s advocacy efforts.  Plus we will have our Tabacalera USA Great […]
  2.   Smokin Tabacco has announced its third annual Smokin Tabacco Cigar Family Charitable Foundation fundraiser raffle. The raffle was started in 2021 as a part of Smokin’ Tabacco’s one-year anniversary celebration. In 2022, the Fundraiser raised $51,000, topping the $7,000.00 raised the year before. The concept involves purchasing a raffle ticket that will be used […]
  3. Siegfried Maruschke Sr., the owner of the large tobacco growing and brokerage operation Jose Mendez & Co S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic, passed away on January 23, 2023. He was 83 years old. Maruschke’s father-in-law, Jose “Pepe” Mendez was the founder of the company. Mendez left Cuba following the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and would […]
  4. A new company called Santana Cigars is set to launch its debut blend, the Santana San Andres. Formed by Andy Santana, the Santana San Andres is being produced in the Dominican Republic out of Tabacalera William Ventura. Andy Santana’s love for cigars was inspired by his grandfather, Manuel Montero. Montero was a cigar roller in […]
  5. Sergio Montoflo, who served as the Executive Vice President of Operations at Phillips & King, passed away suddenly on January 28, 2023. Montfolo, who was recently promoted to Executive Vice President had over a 25-year career at Phillips & King, a subsidiary of Kretek International. He had become one of the most respected and beloved […]
  6. Welcome back to Cigar Coop’s coverage of Puro Sabor 2023, the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival. This took place in Nicaragua from January 23-27, 2023. The Nicaraguan Cigar Festival is split between two cities: Granada (Jan 23-24), and Estelí (Jan 25-27). Today we take a look at day four of Puro Sabor 2023. Day four took place […]
  7. 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 […]
  8.   Welcome back to Cigar Coop’s coverage of Puro Sabor 2023, the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival. This is taking place in Nicaragua from January 23-27, 2023. The Nicaraguan Cigar Festival is split between two cities: Granada (Jan 23-24), and Estelí (Jan 25-27). Today we take a look at day three of Puro Sabor. Day three saw […]
  9. All Saints Cigars has announced a portfolio-wide price increase. According to All Saints’ co-owner Micky Pegg, the price increase is roughly about 2 to 3% depending on the cigar. Pegg says the price increase will not affect the recently shipped Vesper and Mitre line extensions. The Vesper is a 4 1/2 x 44 rounded vitola […]
  10.   Espinosa Premium Cigars has announced the second limited edition Knuckle Sandwich Cigar: the Knuckle Sandwich 55. This cigar was made to commemorate Guy Fieri’s 55th birthday and debuted at his birthday party this past weekend. Knuckle Sandwich is the collaboration brand between Fieri and Espinosa Cigars. In a press release, Erik Espinosa commented, “Guy […]