Date: August 2019
Author: Inspector Z

La Unica for The Netherlands. J.C. Newman’s new distributor in The Netherlands has introduced another J.C. Newman brand. The La Unica is now available in the No.400 and the No. 100 sizes. The No.400 is a 4½x50 Robusto and the No. 100 is a 8½x52 Churchill Extra.

Blended in 1986

Before the cigar boom in the early 1990s, only ‘seconds’ were packed in cellophane bundles. But that changed in 1986. Stanford Newman asked his good friend Carlos Fuente to make him a cigar. a rich, flavorful, superb-tasting premium cigar. And then pack it in cellophane. No costly boxes or anything, just cellophane to bring the price down.

Carlos Fuente created a blend with 5 years aged Dominican fillers and binder, from Cuban seed tobacco. And then he used a Connecticut Shade wrapper for the Natural blend and a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper for the Maduro version. He came up with six different vitolas. After Stanford Newman tested and approved the blend, the cigars went into production. Within a few months after the release, the cigars were the best-sold premium bundle cigar in the United States.

Ministry of Cigars La Unica for The Netherlands

Current days the cigars are still being produced. And the same blend is being used. Arturo Fuente is still making La Unica for J.C. Newman. The only thing that has changed is the packaging. The cigars are no longer premium bundle cigars but come in beautiful boxes. And now available in The Netherlands, exclusively at the three Van Dalen Cigars locations. The Van Dalen Cigars locations can be found at Pannenkoekstraat 28a in Rotterdam, Vughterstraat 82 in Den Bosch, and Vogelplein 40 in Dordrecht. All shops have a cigar lounge. The No. 100 is available in Natural, the No.400 is available in both blends. Priced at €10 for the No. 100 and € 8 for the No.400.

Van Dalen Cigars and Big Smoke

The Van Dalen Cigars locations are owned by Sasja van Horssen. Van Horssen is also the owner of Cigaragua. And is the largest, independent cigar importer & distributor in The Netherlands. Recently he added the J.C. Newman brands to his portfolio. He invited Bobby & Drew Newman to the Big Smoke on Sunday, September 15th.

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