The famed Diamond Crown cigar brand was released in 1995, crafted in honor of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s 100th anniversary. It was in 1895 that company founder Julius Caeser Newman emigrated from Austria-Hungary to Cleveland, Ohio; starting up his own company out of the family’s basement. J.C.’s son Stanford Newman entered the family business in 1934, further expanding the company and, at the age of 75, took on the task of creating a new, ultra-premium blend to honor his father’s vision for the company. Teaming with the legendary Fuente family, a special blend was brought to life over the following four years; ultimately materializing in 1995 as the Diamond Crown.
Diamond Crown showcases a vibrant blend of six to seven tobaccos in the cigar’s filler, allowing for a rich and diverse experience. This was accomplished with the use of a large, 54 ring gauge; which is used on every size in the lineup (sometimes extending up to a 64 ring gauge). In this way, J.C. Newman was a pioneer in the industry, helping to jumpstart today’s trend of large, Gordo formats.
Built with a solid core of the Fuente’s elite Dominican tobaccos, the cigars are then topped with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper (the original blend) or an American Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Diamond Crown has more tricks up its sleeve however, as the blend features five-year-aged tobaccos, which are then re-fermented; removing any trace of harshness (ammonia) from the leaves. The resulting experience is exquisite, offering a smooth and mild profile of sweet corn, toast, cedar, and vanilla — complimented by an aromatic, floral smoke that is quick to fill the smoking environment. The Maduro blend offers a slightly darker experience, with notes of chocolate, black licorice, and wheat toast.