Next Wednesday, Jan. 12, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. will increase the prices of its cigars and accessories.
In an email sent to retailers, Bobby Newman, executive vice-president of J.C. Newman, said the increases were “due to increased manufacturing costs.”
For the most part, the increases amount to 25 cents per cigar. This will apply to the following lines:
- Brick House Double Connecticut
- Brick House Maduro
- Brick House Natural
- Cuesta-Rey Cabinet
- Cuesta-Rey Centerario Maduro
- Cuesta-Rey Centenario Natural
- Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino
- Diamond Crown Black Diamond
- Diamond Crown Classic Maduro
- Diamond Crown Classic Natural
- Diamond Crown Julius Caeser
- Diamond Crown Maximus
- El Baton
- La Unica Maduro
- La Unica Natural
- Perla del Mar Corojo
- Perla del Mar Maduro
- Perla del Mar Shade
The American, J.C. Newman’s all-American cigar that is made at its factory in Tampa, will see the steepest increases at 50 cents per cigar. Cuesta-Rey Tampa, also made at the El Reloj factory, will increase by 8 cents per cigar.
Havana Q by Quorum is increasing by 7 cents per cigar. The popular Quorum Classic, Maduro and Shade bundles don’t have MSRPs, but the increases are roughly 2-4 percent depending on the size.
The company’s accessories are also increasing in price. J.C. Newman’s flagship humidor line, the Diamond Crown St. James Series, will increase between $30-50 per humidor. Similarly, the Diamond Crown leather cigar cases will increase by $10.
Craftman’s Bench, J.C. Newman’s mainstream accessory brand, is also affected by the price hike. For the most part, Craftman’s Bench humidors are going up by $10, though the more expensive Taj Majal Humidor will now have an MSRP of $299.95, a $30 increase. All Craftman’s Bench ashtrays are increasing by $2 regardless of the model and all Craftman’s Bench Cutters will now have a $5 MSRP instead of the previous price of $4.50.
The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increase for 2022.