Next year J.C. Newman celebrates its 125th anniversary, and as is the case for many companies, a major anniversary is a cause for a new cigar.
Drew Newman, the company’s general counsel, shared a picture of the upcoming Diamond Crown Signature Series. Newman declined to provide any more details, other than reiterating the cigar would not debut until next year.
Diamond Crown debuted in 1995 as part of the company’s 100th anniversary. The Diamond Crown MAXIMUS was slated to be the company’s 110th anniversary cigar, though it debuted in 2002. The Julius Caeser line was added in 2010 for its 115th anniversary and the Diamond Crown Black Diamond was previewed in 2015, though didn’t arrive until the following year.
All of the Diamond Crown cigars are produced by Arturo Fuente in the Dominican Republic.
In addition to new cigars, J.C. Newman is currently renovating its El Reloj factory in Tampa, Fla. as part of the anniversary celebration. The company plans to expand the historic Ybor City factory to create a destination for more cigar tourism.