Date: January 2020
Author: Inspector Z

J.C. Newman changes logo for anniversary year. This year, the oldest still-functioning family-owned cigar manufacturer, J.C. Newman is celebrating its 125th anniversary. And to highlight the celebratory year, the logo is updated.

The reason for the new logo is explained by the third and fourth generation Newman, Eric, Bobby, and Drew.

In 1895, our grandfather/great-grandfather Julius C. (J.C.) Newman founded our family cigar business. Four generations later, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker. We proudly hand roll premium cigars today the same way that J.C. Newman did a century ago. Today marks not only the start of the New Year but also our company’s 125th anniversary year. We look forward to celebrating the major milestone throughout 2020. We invite you to join us at special events around the country, visiting our restored El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa when it reopens this spring, and by lighting up your favorite J.C. Newman cigar.  

A key to our company’s longevity has been an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer service. As a family-owned company, we personally stand behind all of our products and strive to ensure that each is perfect. Our family’s sole goal is to continue J.C. Newman’s legacy and our family tradition and keep rolling handcrafted premium cigars for another 125 years. 

We are very grateful for your support of J.C. Newman and wish you and your family a very healthy, happy, and successful New Year!


Eric, Bobby & Drew Newman
Ministry of Cigars - J.C. Newman changes logo for anniversary year

USA, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic

J.C. Newman has cigars made in the United States in their El Reloj factory in Tampa, Florida. The family also owns and runs the Pensa factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. And then there is the long relationship with the Fuente family, who’s been producing the J.C. Newman Dominican cigars for over 30 years. In return, J.C. Newman distributes Arturo Fuente cigars for the American market.

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