J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

Founded in 1895 by Julius Caeser Newman, J.C. Newman Cigar Company is the oldest family-owned premium cigar maker in America. For four generations and 123 years, J.C. Newman has been handcrafting many of the world’s finest cigars. J.C. Newman is headquartered in an iconic 108-year-old cigar factory in the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District in Tampa, Florida. At this factory, known as “El Reloj,” J.C. Newman rolls premium cigars both by hand and by hand-operated, antique cigar machines.
The J.C. Newman PENSA cigar factory is the second largest in Nicaragua and is where Brick House, Perla del Mar, El Baton, and Quorum cigars are hand rolled. J.C. Newman’s Diamond Crown, MAXIMUS, Julius Caeser, and Black Diamond cigars are handmade by Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic. With its longtime partners the Arturo Fuente family, the Newmans founded the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which supports low-income families in the Dominican Republic with education, health care, vocational training, and clean water.
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Highlights

  • America's oldest family-owned cigar manufacturer
  • Founded in 1865 by Julius Caeser Newman
  • Originally based in Cleveland Ohio
  • First brand was named A.B.C.
  • Relocated to Ybor City in 1954
  • Cigars rolled in Ybor City (USA) — PENSA factory (Nicaragua) — and Fuente factory (Dominican Republic)
  • First premium cigar manufacturer to introduce African Cameroon tobacco to American market in 1963
  • Began relationship with Fuente family in 1986
  • Bestselling brands are Diamond Crown — Cuesta-Rey — Brick House — and Quorum

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