Today (May 5, 2022) J.C. Newman Cigar Company celebrates its 127th anniversary in business. Coinciding with this milestone, J.C. Newman Cigar Company has announced a cigar that will only be available at the El Reloj factory in Tampa, Florida, the Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon. It’s a re-creation of the Cuesta-Rey No. 95 sold by J.C. Newman in the 1960s and 1970s.
“After the Cuban Embargo was imposed in 1962, my grandfather, Stanford J. Newman, scoured the world for new types of tobacco. He discovered exquisite African Cameroon Wrapper (ACW) and was the first premium cigar maker to use it in the United States. Stanford wrapped ACW with a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and long filler tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic to create the Cuesta-Rey No. 95. It was smooth, elegant, and flavorful, and became the top-selling premium cigar in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Sixty years later, we are proud to have recreated the original blend of my grandfather’s most famous cigar, the Cuesta-Rey No. 95,” commented Drew Newman in a press release.
Produced at the El Reloj factory, the Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon will be available in one size – a 6 1/4 x 42 that will be available in five packs. Pricing is set at $15.00 per cigar.
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