J.C. Newman’s all-American cigar will be getting a sixth size next month.
The company is adding The American Double Robusto, a new 5 1/2 x 56 version of its aptly named The American line. While the new size keeps with the theme of the line—made in America of American-sourced materials—the company says it has increased the strength compared to the other vitolas thanks to a bit more Pennslyvania ligero in the filler.
Like the rest of the line, it uses a Florida Sun Grown wrapper from Jeff Borysiewicz’s tobacco farm in Clermont, Fla. The binder is Connecticut broadleaf from Foster Farms in Windsor, Ct. and the fillers include the aforementioned Pennsylvania tobacco as well as Havana-seed fillers also grown at Foster Farms.
Beyond the tobacco, all of the components used for the packaging—including the bands, ink, boxes, and hardware—are all made in America. Fittingly, the cigar is rolled by a small team at J.C. Newman’s El Reloj factory in the Ybor neighborhood of Tampa.
The MSRP is set at $17.50 per cigar.
J.C. Newman is hosting 15 launch events for the launch of the new size. Those events will take place around July 4 weekend.
- The American President (7 x 47) — $18 (Boxes of 20, $360)
- The American Toro (6 x 54) — $17.50 (Boxes of 20, $350)
- The American Robusto (4 1/2 x 50) — $16 (Boxes of 20, $320)
- The American Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52) — $18 (Boxes of 20, $360)
- The American President (7 x 47) — $20 (Box of 10, $200)
- The American Double Robusto (5 1/2 x 56) — $17.50 (Box of 20, $350)
Note: The American President is only offered at the company’s store at the El Reloj factory.