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J.C. Newman

Angel Cuesta Doble Robusto

Cuesta-Rey released Angel Cuesta in the early 20th century, named after Angel LaMadrid Cuesta, one of the factory’s founders. Earlier this year, J.C. Newman brought it back.

Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso (2020)

A cigar with roots back to at least the early 2010s returned in 2020, and gets a redux after three years of rest.

Brick House Bricktoberfest 2022

In October 2022, J.C. Newman celebrated the fifth anniversary of its annual Bricktoberfest promotion with a limited edition blend named Bricktoberfest 2022, a 6 x 52 Nicaruguan puro highlighted by a wrapper from in the Jalapa growing region.

Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquise (2022)

For the second time in the last decade, J.C. Newman has revamped the packaging and the blend of the Diamond Crown maduro, formally known as Black Diamond.

Havana Q Double Toro

Putting away a premium bundle cigar for 18 months of rest provides some interesting results.

The American Double Robusto

There have been some ambitious projects in the cigar industry, but in the decade-plus that I have been actively covering the premium cigar industry, few…

Perla del Mar Corojo Corona Gorda

Late last year, J.C. Newman announced that it was making a host of major changes to its Perla del Mar brand. Specifically, the company introduced new…

Havana Q Double Toro

A good chunk of the cigar industry is made up of family businesses like J.C. Newman is. Regardless of the ownership situation, a good number…


At last year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, J.C. Newman showed off a mysterious new cigar called Yagua. It was in one of the company’s…

Diamond Crown Cameroon Double Belicoso (2020)

Somewhat overshadowed by everything else happening in the world this year, J.C. Newman is celebrating its 125th anniversary, a mark that few cigar companies can…

Brick House Ciento Por Ciento

Last year, while sleep-deprived in Germany, I saw that Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. had posted a picture of a new extension to…