Prime Time Episode 23 Audio: Jack Toraño, General Cigar Company

September 29, 2017

For Episode 23 of the Prime Time Show, and tonight we welcome the one and only Jack Toraño of General Cigar Company.

We will get an update on the happenings of the Toraño brand and at General Cigar Company. It’s the night after Jack’s beloved Cubs clinched their division title and we will talk a little Chicago sports with Jack in our Debonaire Ideal. Finally in our Deliberation Segment we talk cigar scoring – and how seriously should media and cigar companies take it.

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Prime Time Episode 23: Jack Toraño, General Cigar Company

September 29, 2017

For Episode 23 of the Prime Time Show, and tonight we welcome the one and only Jack Toraño of General Cigar Company.

We will get an update on the happenings of the Toraño brand and at General Cigar Company. It’s the night after Jack’s beloved Cubs clinched their division title and we will talk a little Chicago and Miami sports with Jack in our Debonaire Ideal. Finally in our Deliberation Segment we talk cigar scoring – and how seriously should media and cigar companies take it.

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Prime Time Episode 22 Audio: Ryan Frailing, Island Lifestyle Importers

September 22, 2017

For Episode 22 of the Prime Time Show, and tonight we welcome Ryan Frailing of Island Lifestyle Importers. Ryan will be live in the Serino Cigar Company Studio in North Carolina!

Island Lifestyle Importers has a cigar brand, and they also are the makers of Tommy Bahama branded accessories. We will dive a little deeper into the Tommy Bahama brand in the second segment. Then in our Deliberation Segment, Aaron and Will go toe to toe on the GGG-Canelo outcome.

Tune in live 10pm Eastern/7pm Eastern!!!!! If you miss us, you can catch Prime Time any time on Google Play MusiciTunesPodbean, and YouTube.  The Prime Time Show – all about industry people and industry talk.

References:

Island Lifestyle Importers Coverage on Cigar Coop

Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas exchange:

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Prime Time Episode 22: Ryan Frailing, Island Lifestyle Importers

September 22, 2017

For Episode 22 of the Prime Time Show, and tonight we welcome Ryan Frailing of Island Lifestyle Importers. Ryan will be live in the Serino Cigar Company Studio in North Carolina!

Island Lifestyle Importers has a cigar brand, and they also are the makers of Tommy Bahama branded accessories. We will dive a little deeper into the Tommy Bahama brand in the second segment. FInally, in our Deliberation Segment, Aaron and Will go toe to toe on the GGG-Canelo outcome.

Tune in live 10pm Eastern/7pm Eastern!!!!! If you miss us, you can catch Prime Time any time on Google Play MusiciTunesPodbean, and YouTube.  The Prime Time Show – all about industry people and industry talk.

References:

Island Lifestyle Importers Coverage on Cigar Coop

Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas exchange:

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Cigar Coop Prime Time Special Edition #12 Audio: The HK Era at Davidoff

September 20, 2017

For Special Edition #12, we look back at the Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard era at Davidoff. Hoejsgaard recently departed Davidoff after seven years as its CEO, but not without making an impact and making history.

We also pay homage to the late Frank Vincent and discuss Bear’s recent visit to Houston following last month’s Hurricane.

The following are two previous interviews Coop has done with HK that are referenced in this episode.

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Cigar Coop Prime Time Special Edition #12: The HK Era at Davidoff

September 20, 2017

For Special Edition #12, we look back at the Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard era at Davidoff. Hoejsgaard recently departed Davidoff after seven years as its CEO, but not without making an impact and making history.

We also pay homage to the late Frank Vincent and discuss Bear’s recent visit to Houston following last month’s Hurricane.

The following are two previous interviews Coop has done with HK that are referenced in this episode.

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Prime Time Episode 21-Audio: Nate McIntyre Miami Cigar and Company

September 15, 2017

This week Nate McIntyre of Miami Cigar Company joined us for Epsiode 21 of the Prime Time Show. Nate was a last-minute fill-in, but certainly brought his "A" game to the table. Nate is an industry veteran and is currently transitioning into his new role as Miami Cigar and Company's Marketing Coordinator. He caught us up on all of the happenings at Miami Cigar - which had an exciting 2017 IPCPR Trade Show.

We kicked off the show talking a little hurricane talk as well as the recent vote by the House of Representatives passing an Appropriations Bill that includes a premium cigar exemption. Our Debonaire Ideal segment also "Talks about the Weather" and in our deliberation Segment, we talk about discontinued cigar brands.

Programming Note

As many know we had Willy Herrera, Master Blender of Drew Estate scheduled. While we did have the show confirmed earlier in the day, the after-effects of the recent hurricane in Miami caused Willy to have to cancel last-minute. We understand the challenges this storm has had, and we will work to get Willy rescheduled. We were thrilled to get Nate McIntyre as literally an 11th hour fill-in.  We thank our audience for their patience.

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Cigar Coop Prime Time Episode 21- Nate McIntyre Miami Cigar and Company

September 15, 2017

This week Nate McIntyre of Miami Cigar Company joined us for Epsiode 21 of the Prime Time Show. Nate was a last-minute fill-in, but certainly brought his "A" game to the table. Nate is an industry veteran and is currently transitioning into his new role as Miami Cigar and Company's Marketing Coordinator. He caught us up on all of the happenings at Miami Cigar - which had an exciting 2017 IPCPR Trade Show.

We kicked off the show talking a little hurricane talk as well as the recent vote by the House of Representatives passing an Appropriations Bill that includes a premium cigar exemption. Our Debonaire Ideal segment also "Talks about the Weather" and in our deliberation Segment, we talk about discontinued cigar brands.

Programming Note

As many know we had Willy Herrera, Master Blender of Drew Estate scheduled. While we did have the show confirmed earlier in the day, the after-effects of the recent hurricane in Miami caused Willy to have to cancel last-minute. We understand the challenges this storm has had, and we will work to get Willy rescheduled. We were thrilled to get Nate McIntyre as literally an 11th hour fill-in.  We thank our audience for their patience.

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Cigar Coop Prime Time Show Episode 20 Audio: Tom Lazuka, Asylum Cigars

September 8, 2017

Asylum Cigars has been a juggernaut over the past five years in the cigar industry. Tonight, on Episode 20 of the Prime Time Show, we have the co-founder and co-owner of Asylum Cigars, the one and only Tom Lazuka.

We will discuss the rise of Asylum Cigars and talk about the latest happenings with the brand. Tom’s a big Michigan-sports fan, so we pay homage to Michigan sports in our Debonaire Ideal segment. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we debate different sizes of vitolas.

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Cigar Coop Prime Time Show Episode 20: Tom Lazuka, Asylum Cigars

September 8, 2017

Asylum Cigars has been a juggernaut over the past five years in the cigar industry. Tonight, on Episode 20 of the Prime Time Show, we have the co-founder and co-owner of Asylum Cigars, the one and only Tom Lazuka.

We will discuss the rise of Asylum Cigars and talk about the latest happenings with the brand. Tom’s a big Michigan-sports fan, so we pay homage to Michigan sports in our Debonaire Ideal segment. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we debate different sizes of vitolas.

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