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. 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
"An awesome cigar! Nice notes of sweet and salty mixed with notes of woodiness. Makes me want another. Great late afternoon stick." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"The aroma of berries and chocolate were very inviting and promising. However, upon lighting, the chocolate turned to a coffee flavor with hints of berries. It was a pleasant cigar int he beginning. As I approach the second third, the berries slowly diminished and the coffee flavor took over. The one plus was the pepper flavors that left a nice tingle on the lips. As time went on, the coffee turned bitter like the bottom of a pot that had been sitting on the burner far too long. Eventually I was left with a bitter taste with only the peppery tingle keeping me going. Not sure if I would want this one again." -Eric (smalls29)