Booming cigar orders and lots of stuff out of stock. Good news & bad news?
I was reading this article from Cigar Aficionado ( https://www.cigaraficionado.com/article/booming-cigar-shipments-continue ) and it mentions cigar "numbers comparable to the 1990's cigar boom". While that may be great news for the industry as a whole, a repeat of the 1990's cigar boom isn't an encouraging memory for cigar consumers. I've also noticed a lot of stuff is out of stock at many cigar etailors, even the big guys.
Anyone worried about rushed production or shortcuts to rush product out the door? I've been much more selective with acquisitions lately and have plenty of older stock so I haven't seen any signs of reduction in quality (even in the more recent stuff). Maybe the industry learned their lesson and it will be different this time and quality will be maintained? No more Don Nobody cardboard tasting cigars this time round and maybe the boom won't go bust? Anyone noticing quality issues yet?