Diamond Crown Cigars are a celebration of the tenacity and vision of the original Newman Family patriarch, Julius Caesar (J.C.) Newman, founder of the J.C. Newman Cigar CO. By 1890, at 14 years old, after having recently emigrated to the U.S. from Austria-Hungary, J.C. Newman began working as an apprentice making just $3.00 a month. Just a few short years later, in 1895, he decided to start his own cigar making business.
J.C. gathered old boards to build his own cigar table, borrowed $50 for tobacco, and began making cigars out of a barn behind his family home, setting in motion what would grow to become one of the most instrumental cigar dynasties in the world of premium cigars, and the tobacco industry as a whole.
In 1991, with the centennial of J.C. Newman Cigar CO. fast approaching, his unshakeable spirit and vision inspired his son, Stanford Newman, to create a new line of cigars in his honor. Stanford reached out to family friend and cigar making legend, Carlos Fuente, Sr. of Arturo Fuente Cigars, and entrusted him to create the best cigar, regardless of cost or potential sales, to honor J.C.’s legacy.
The end result was a masterpiece of full, rich flavor and masterfully robust construction with a blend of six to seven leaves for each beautifully finished cigar. The new reserve line was dubbed Diamond Crown and was officially launched in 1995 in Beverly Hills at a gala held in honor of J.C. Newman Cigar CO.’s centennial.
Diamond Crown was received with praise by aficionados the world over for its robust, uncompromising flavor and substantial 54 ring size. The popularity of Diamond Crown continued throughout the Cigar Boom of the 1990s, and was followed up in 2005 for J.C. Newman Cigar CO.’s 110th, with the introduction of the bold, full bodied Diamond Crown Maximus that was made in collaboration with both the Fuente and Olivas families.
In 2010, Diamond Crown had another acclaimed release: the Diamond Crown Julius Caesar. The Diamond Crown Julius Caesar received a 92-rating from Cigar Aficionado in October 2014, and in 2016 was named best cigar of the year.
And finally, the latest addition to the Diamond Crown family is the bold, rich Diamond Crown Black Diamond.
Each Diamond Crown Cigar is a lovingly executed tribute that one must truly take the time to indulge in. Diamond Crown Cigars are tailor made for evenings with family and friends, or even as a faithful companion as you contemplate and relax with a glass of fine brandy. Celebrate the legacy of J.C. Newman with any of the premium offerings by Diamond Crown Cigars.