J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is adding a new size the it's completely American-made line, The American: a Double Robusto. This new vitola measure 5.5 x 56 and is the largest ring gauge in the line. It will come in boxes of 20 and sell for $17.50
J.C. Newman is bringing back Yagua this year, again in limited quantities. We reviewed this cigar last year and gave it a 93. The brand goes all the way back to 1940's in the Cuban tobacco fields.
J.C. Newman Cigar Co.'s latest cigar, José Gaspar Cigars, combines two of Tampa’s world-famous traditions, cigars and Gasparilla. Since 1885, Tampa has been known as “Cigar City.” Starting in 1904, pirates began invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Now, two, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is combining both traditions by releasing José Gaspar cigars.
Julius Caeser (J.C.) Newman founded his cigar company on May 5, 1895, making today J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 127th anniversary. To celebrate, the company is releasing the new Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon cigar exclusive to its historic El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa, Florida.
Before embarking on the major restoration of their El Reloj Cigar Factory in Tampa, the J.C. Newman team had to clear out almost 70 years' worth of items from the building. During this process, they uncovered some unexpected hidden treasures. Some of these include a trap door from the 1930s with a secret staircase, J.C.'s travel trunk, and a stash of 10-year-old Brick House cigars that were tucked away in the basement. The latter is the premise for this TAA cigar.
"This was a great cigar that changed on a few occasions. At times it was light and sweet then it would switch it up to a more darker, spicy, and rich profile. This is why blending is so important. When done right it can take you on a journey. This would make a great after-dinner cigar while you sit and reflect on the events of the day. I will be grabbing a few, once I know what it is, to have on hand to end my days with. " -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
J.C. Newman has named Aimee Cooks the new Vice President and General Manager of Its Historic El Reloj Cigar Factory. In her new role she will over see cigar manufacturing and distribution. This appointment makes her one of the few females in this position in the industry. Based out of Tampa, FL, Cooks will oversee all manufacturing responsibilities, including tobacco fermentation, cigar rolling, aging, and packing. Additionally, she will be responsible for the warehousing and shipping of imported J.C. Newman and Arturo Fuente cigars that are distributed from El Reloj.
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has started shipping 1,250 boxes of its Yagua cigars to cigar retailers in the United States. That cigar has basically been an annual release up until this point with the first batch being released in July of 2020, and the second in August of 2021. The company says a second batch for 2022 is expected around Thanksgiving.
"I really enjoyed this cigar. While there was nothing earth-shattering about the flavor profile or the way it smoked, it was a great representative of a shade-grown cigar. Gone are the days when grabbing a Connie means smoking air and nothing much more. This is a very enjoyable, flavor-forward cigar. This would be an ideal first cigar of the day." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)