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
  • Yagua

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.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.