J.C. Newman

J.C. Newman Celebrates Tampa’s Cigar Heritage: From Gasparilla Parades to Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Unveiling of Cigar Workers Park

JC Newman opened a park, paraded through Tampa while rolling cigars and Eric Newman got a lifetime achievement award. Cigar Float Tampa has two century-old traditions: The first cigars were rolled...

Published February 2024

Sailing Through Time: J.C. Newman’s José Gaspar Cigar – A Fusion of Tampa’s Centuries-Old Traditions

Tampa has two-century-old traditions: Since 1885, Tampa has been known as “Cigar City.” Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Each year, J.C....

Published January 2024

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Pays Tribute to LeRoy Neiman with 2023 Collectors’ Edition

The renowned American artist, LeRoy Neiman, celebrated for his vibrant, expressionist portrayals of athletes, Playboy magazine cartoons, and distinctive handlebar mustache, is being honored posthumously by the Tampa-based J.C. Newman...

Published November 2023

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Ships Yagua and Diamond Crown Black Diamond Cigars in Second Release of 2023

This week, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is shipping the second and final release of the year of its famous Yagua and Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigars. A total of 1,200...

Published November 2023

The Cannon: J.C. Newman’s Patriotic Addition to The American Line

J.C. Newman is adding a 6¼x60 Gordo to the The American line, a line where everything is American made. From American grown tobacco to the last screw on the boxes,...

Published October 2023

Premiere Announcement: J.C. Newman Cigar Company Stars in Spin-Off Documentary from ‘Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars’

In 2018, Pete Johnson from Tatuaje Cigars produced a full length documentary about the cigar industry called Hand Rolled: a film about cigars. Johnson told Cigar Inspector X years ago...

Published June 2023

Hailstorm Destroys Florida Tobacco Crop Used in Popular Cigars

Fans of Drew Estate’s FSG and 20 Acre Farm cigars, or J.C. Newman’s The American better stock up while they can as the tobacco will be very scarce soon due...

Published April 2023

Owners of J.C. Newman Cigar Factory to Transform Ybor City with New Park Dedicated to Cigar Workers

The owners of the J.C. Newman Cigar Factory plan to transform their corner of Ybor City with a new park dedicated to cigar workers, a tobacco farm and restored inn, according to fourth generation...

Published February 2023

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Begins Shipment of New Vintage Ashtray

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has begun shipping its new Vintage Ashtray.  Inspired by New York City’s legendary Stork Club, these new ceramic ashtrays are handcrafted and hand painted.  They are...

Published January 2023

Newman Family Plans to Build Park to Represent Their Cigar Workers in Ybor City

For decades, the Newman family has owned the vacant lot neighbouring their Ybor City cigar factory, the last operational one in Tampa. They’ve never done anything with the land. “All...

Published January 2023

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Releasing 10,000 José Gaspar Cigars

Tampa has two-century-old traditions: Since 1885, Tampa has been known as “Cigar City.” Since 1904, pirates have been invading Tampa and throwing a large festival called Gasparilla. Today, J.C. Newman...

Published January 2023

Cigar Aficionado Induct Eric Newman As President of J.C. Newman Cigar Co.

This week, Cigar Aficionado magazine inducted Eric Newman, president and third-generation owner of J.C. Newman Cigar Co., into its Cigar Hall of Fame.  Established in 1997, the Cigar Hall of Fame has...

Published November 2022

J.C. Newman is Releasing the Bricktoberfest 2022

J.C. Newman is releasing the Bricktoberfest 2022, a limited edition Brick House celebrating the Oktoberfest tradition of central Europe. The cigar is a 6×52 Toro with an all Nicaraguan blend,...

Published October 2022

New Historical Marker Dedicated to J.C. Newman’s El Reloj Cigar Factory

Last week, officials from the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County gathered at J.C. Newman’s iconic El Reloj cigar factory to unveil and dedicate a new historical marker.  The marker...

Published September 2022

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Will Preview Four New Product Lines

As America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is the only current exhibitor who attend the Premium Cigar Association’s first trade show in 1933.  The Newman family...

Published July 2022

J.C. Newman and Brizard & Co. Make All American Made Cigar Accessories

A few years ago, J.C. Newman took “American made” extremely seriously when they released The American. That cigar only features tobacco from the United States, it’s made in the United...

Published July 2022

J.C. Newman Offering the Chance to Roll a Cigar

As cigar lovers we probably all have seen videos of torcedores on YouTube. Maybe you’ve even seen it with your own eyes at a local cigar store or on a...

Published June 2022

J.C. Newman Updates the El Baton Line

J.C. Newman updated the El Baton line with a new blend and a new look. The changes were announced a year and a half ago and finally took place. The...

Published June 2022

J.C. Newman Sues Levy Café

J.C. Newman sues Levy Café, the company behind Cuban Stock for a trademark infringement. J.C. Newman has held the trademark over The American since 2016, even though the brand is...

Published June 2022

J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 127th Anniversary

Because Julius Caeser Newman founded his cigar company on May 5, 1895, today is J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 127th anniversary.  In celebration, J.C. Newman is releasing the new Cuesta-Rey No....

Published May 2022

JC Newman Reintroduces Yagua

JC Newman reintroduces Yagua. This is a classic cigar from the tobacco fields of Cuba that the Newman family first recreated in Nicaragua last year. The Yagua story is one...

Published September 2021

A new all-American Double Robusto

A new all-American Double Robusto. J.C. Newman is adding a 5 ½ x56 Double Robusto to its The American line. The American is a tribute to the American cigar-making tradition....

Published June 2021

JC Newman hopes to import Cuban tobacco

JC Newman hopes to import Cuban tobacco. In April of 2016, the U.S. Department of State added coffee as one of the exemptions to the Cuban trade embargo. The only...

Published June 2021

Toast Across America fundraiser

Toast Across America fundraiser. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started...

Published May 2021

JC Newman Opens El Reloj to the Public

JC Newman opens El Reloj to the public. It took the oldest family-owned American cigar manufacturer two years to finish renovations and expansion. But last week the family had a...

Published February 2021

JC Newman Releases Havana Q

JC Newman releases Havana Q. A new value brand cigar from the oldest, still functioning, family-owned cigar company in the United States. And probably even the world. According to J.C....

Published January 2021

Perla Del Mar gets a make-over

Perla Del Mar gets a make-over and a new blend. The Nicaraguan cigars from J.C. Newman are known for their consumer-friendly prices. They were available in Connecticut and Maduro, but...

Published November 2020

Big loss for JC Newman

Big loss for JC Newman. The International Sales Director for J.C. Newman, Stefan Bastiaenssens, passed away yesterday. The young and energetic Belgian cigar enthusiast died after a struggle with illness....

Published November 2020

The haunting of JC Newman

The haunting of JC Newman. The J.C. Newman factory in Tampa, Florida is 110 years old. It is the last working cigar factory in Tampa. Tampa was once known as...

Published November 2020

Brick House Bricktoberfest starting tomorrow

Brick House Bricktoberfest starting tomorrow. This annual promotion from J.C. Newman for the Brick House brand is starting tomorrow again. The promotion draws inspiration from the world-famous German beer festivals...

Published September 2020

Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started...

Published September 2020

JC Newman releases a new line called Yagua

JC Newman releases a new line called Yagua. With the Yagua, J.C. Newman brings back a concept from the 1940s and 1950s Cuba. The cigars are rolled with under-fermented Connecticut...

Published July 2020

JC Newman is now available in Singapore

JC Newman is now available in Singapore. The oldest, still active, American cigar family found a new distributor in the small southeast Asian city-state of Singapore. The J.C. Newman cigars...

Published July 2020

J.C. Newman creates a new logo

J.C. Newman creates a new logo. The Newman family is taking the opportunity of the 125th anniversary to introduce a new logo and branding. Until the end of the year,...

Published June 2020

J.C. Newman joins Dutch Corona initiative

J.C. Newman joins Dutch Corona initiative. The Brothers of the Leaf vs Corona initiative from the largest independent cigar importer and distributor in The Netherlands, Longfiller Company. In the last...

Published April 2020

Another cigar warehouse robbed

Another cigar warehouse robbed in Florida. This time burglars paid a visit to Indianhead Cigars. Indianhead Cigars is a company owned by Jose ‘Jochi’ Blanco, who’s the man behind Tabacalera...

Published February 2020