JC Newman Cigar Company has announced a new value brand cigar known as Havana Q. Havana Q is described as a cousin to the popular J.C. Newman Quorum line.

Havana Q is differentiated from Quorum in that it is offered in a variety of larger ring gauges. The cigars are also packaged in a vacuum sealed humidor bag.

Production is at the J.C. Newman PENSA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The Havana Q features genuine Havana-seed wrapper grown by the Oliva family on the alluvial plains at the foot of the Cotuguay Mountains in the renowned Guayas tobacco-growing region of Ecuador. According to J.C. Newman, the soil and climate there are comparable to the famed Vinales Valley in the Pinar del Rio province in Cuba. The remainder of the tobaccos for the binder and filler are Nicaraguan. The cigars are offered in four sizes (each above 52 ring gauge) in 20-count bags. Havana Q will also be available for individual sale by retailers.

“We wanted to bring the essence of Cuba to consumers without breaking the bank,” said Drew Newman in a press release. “With larger sizes and convenient humi-bag packaging, all varieties of smokers will find something they like in Havana Q.”

Havana Q is set to ship this month and arrive on retail shelves shortly after.

At a glance here is a look at Havana Q:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Havana-seed
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA

Vitolas Offered

Double Toro: 6 x 54
Double Robusto: 5 x 56
Double Grande: 6 x 60
Double Churchill: 7 x 52

Photo Credit: JC Newman Cigar Company