"This smoke didn't feature a rollercoaster of transitions or over-the-top complexity and in my opinion, those qualities are certainly not prerequisites of an incredible cigar. Rather, I tend to put a premium on a stick that intrigues my palate with abundant flavors that are not only smooth but also balanced enough to keep my attention. This cigar accomplished all of that and more while maintaining similar flavor profiles from start to finish. What stood out for me the most was how smooth the smoke was from the first puff to the last which ultimately led to the incredible smoking experience. Simply put, this is just another banger that I can't wait to add to my collection!" -Noah S. (Noah)
After first showing off the cigars at the PCA trade show last year, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., is finally ready to launch Angel Cuesta Cigars. J.C. Newman showed off the final Angel Cuesta cigars at the Tobacconist Association of America meeting this week. These cigars were first sold a century ago and is named after Angel LaMadrid Cuesta, one of the founders of the storied Cuesta-Rey cigar brand. These cigars were the official cigar of King Alfonso XIII, who ruled Spain from 1886 to 1931.
"I would have rated the cigar higher if not for the last third. I feel like it ran out of steam. The flavor profile of the first two thirds was great with the dark rich notes but soon turned to just another run of the mill smoke. It is a shame really, the end was clearly not what the blender intended this cigar to be. I would give it another shot down the road." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
J.C. Newman has announced a new accessory for sale, the Vintage Ashtray, handcrafted and inspired by the legendary Stork Club in New York. The new ceramic, hand-painted ashtrays have already begin shipping to their account across the nation.
For the past five years, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has released their, now annual, Brick House branded beer stein which their fans can get with a seven-cigar purchase at participating retail locations, dubbed Bricktoberfest. This year, the stein is a 1 liter “Das Boot” and is decorated with the Brick House vista and dated with Bricktoberfest 2022. This year is even more special because instead of just a beer stein, they are also releasing a brand new cigar of that same name.
Sanchez y Haya rolled the first cigar in Tampa, Florida exactly 100 years ago this week. This was the first in a long line of cigars to be made in Tampa causing it to be known as “Cigar City” and the “Fine Cigar Capital of the World.” In celebration of this anniversary, J.C. Newman has recreated the original Sanchez y Haya cigars and reintroduced them at a celebration at Hotel Haya in Ybor City. Hotel Haya is located on the site of the original Sanchez y Haya cigar factory in Tampa’s Ybor City historic cigar district.
"From the time I snatched it from my humidor to the time I laid it to rest in the ashtray my experience with this stick was splendid! Each and every puff was robust with rich and pleasant flavors that were well blended, well rounded, and well balanced. There were no noticeable transitions that took place, but with such incredible flavors that harmonized so well together I wasn't upset by that fact and my palate was plenty entertained throughout. Most notably, this cigar was incredibly smooth from start to finish and the smoke output was simply impressive. This stick would be a great pairing with any number of beverages including a morning cup of coffee, a rich stout, a glass of bourbon, or even a nice red wine. Hurry up already with the reveal please!!!" -Noah S. (Noah)
"As I sit and ponder the cigar I just finished I am reminded why I smoke cigars. It is for experiences like this…wonderful flavors, excellent performance, and a perfectly relaxing 90 minutes where the troubles of the day disappear and I feel like the richest man in the world. Cigars like this remind me of how this is a luxury for everyone and I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who has a liking for full flavor and just enough power to keep them humble. I could smoke this daily, and would be proud to have boxes of this on the top shelf of my display humidor. I can say with a certainty I will be buying a box after this is revealed." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Tampa-based J.C. Newman is celebrating the cities famous pirate festival with a new cigar. Since 1885, Tampa has been known as “Cigar City.” Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Now, for the second year, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is bringing both traditions together by releasing José Gaspar cigars.
]J.C. Newman Cigar Co has begun shipping its updated Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigars to premium cigar retailers across the United States. Diamond Crown Black Diamond Cigars first hit the market in in 2016. They are rolled at Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic. The blend uses a Connecticut Havana wrapper with well-aged Dominican binder and filler tobaccos.