J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has a history of participating in charitable causes by making special, limited edition cigars to raise money for those causes. They have an even longer history however of making cigars.
As their site states they are “America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar makers” dating back to 1895 when Julius Caeser Newman started rolling cigars in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1954 he moved his company down to Tampa, Florida where they setup shop at the Regensburg cigar factory in Ybor City. In the 1980’s the Newman and Fuente families began a working relationship and in 1995 Stanford J. Newman and Carlos Fuente, Sr. worked together to blend and relaunch the Diamond Crown cigar line in celebration of the company’s 100 year anniversary.