J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker that is standing the test of time. J.C. Newman Cigar Company’s long history dates back more than a century to 1895, when Julius Caeser Newman rolled his first cigars in the family barn in Cleveland, Ohio. Today, a new generation continues the Newman family tradition under brothers Eric Newman, president, and Bobby Newman, executive vice president along with Eric’s son, Drew, as the company’s General Counsel in Tampa, Florida.
The Art of Cigars
Whether after a fine dinner, a glass of wine or simply a rare moment of rest, cigars can provide the perfect coda to an evening. In the hands of a skilled cigarmaker, tobaccos are not just an enjoyable pastime, but an expression of the soil from which they come.
The cigar’s wrapper, binder, and filler all contribute to its unique flavor. By blending different varieties of filler tobacco leaves and employing diverse growing environments, cigar makers create distinctive strength, aroma, and flavor profiles for their branded products.
As with any handmade product, the quality of a premium cigar can vary greatly from one cigar to another. This is because tobacco plants are subject to a number of environmental factors, such as weather and temperature, which can affect crop consistency.
The aging of tobacco is a critical process that helps to mellow out the harsher, more vegetal flavors of raw green tobacco and fresh-cut grass. A well-aged cigar will be smooth in taste, smell and combustion, and should display notes of toasted nuts, dark baking spices and mature wood. Some have even compared the aging of tobacco to the ageing of a fine bottle of wine.