New Diamond Crown, Cuesta Rey and Brick House Appear at Retail


J.C. Newman has released several new cigars into the wild that have started getting promotion by retailers in the past week, though the company isn’t saying much about them.



The company’s Cuesta-Rey line gets a completely new blend by way of the Flor de Cuesta-Rey Arapiraca. While specific details about the blend have not been disclosed, it would appear that the cigar uses a Brazilian Arapiraca.


For the company’s Diamond Crown Classic line, the company has added a perfecto vitola that had appears to be very similar to one found in the company’s Julius Caesar line, a 5 x 52 vitola added as a Diamond Crown lounge exclusive in July 2013.


Finally, the company’s Brick House line has added both the Brick House Connecticut and a cigar that one retailer lists at the Brick House Plus. The Brick House Connecticut appears to use a Connecticut-grown shade wrapper and features a new footband with a stylized American flag and the word Connecticut.

A spokesperson for J.C. Newman called all of the cigars “brands that are on the drawing board for future release,” adding that the company was not ready to discuss marketing yet and declining to go into any detail about them. Drew Newman, general counsel of J.C. Newman, told halfwheel that all of the cigars were delivered to retailers prior FDA’s August 8 deadline to have cigars commercially available without needing the agency’s pre-approval.


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