After immigrating from Austria-Hungary, in 1895 Julius Caeser Newman craved the American Dream and started the J.C. Newman Cigar Company. It was a very humble beginning in the family barn’s basement in Cleveland, Ohio. However because of the tenacity and perseverance, of young J.C., the company quickly grew and expanded. One hundred years later, Stanford Newman, J.C.’s son, wanted to honor his father’s vision with a very special cigar. This cigar would be called a Diamond Crown and would be like no other.
In 1991 Stanford Newman first discussed the concept of the Diamond Crown idea with Carlos Fuente, Sr. In celebration of the company’s (then) upcoming 100th anniversary, he wanted to develop a truly exceptional series of cigars- unlike any other on the market. He didn’t care how long it took to make, how much it cost to make, or even if it sold. His plan was to offer only the best cigar befitting his father’s honor and the Diamond Crown name.
In order to make Diamond Crown richest, yet most consistent full flavor possible, Carlos and Stanford knew they would have to make Diamond Crown a thick cigar. The larger ring, allowing for the blending of 6 – 7 leaves, assures the maximum flavor of each cigar. That’s why every Diamond Crown Classic size, ranging from the 8 1/2″ Robusto No. 1 down to the Robusto No. 8, is made with a full 54 ring.
Diamond Crown was officially launched at an all –star gala in Beverly Hills in April of 1995. Originally available only on the West Coast of the United States, the intention was to gradually spread the brand “to the east”, but the greater than anticipated rate of reorders made it difficult to satisfy demand, let alone expand to new markets. Today Diamond Crown cigars are still limited in production and only available in fine tobacconists nationwide.
For the company’s 110th anniversary, Stanford Newman wanted to create a hearty complement to the wildly successful Diamond Crown line. To accomplish this, he enlisted the help of two legendary cigar families, the Fuentes and Olivas. After years of collaboration J.C. Newman Cigar Company answered market demands for a fuller flavored Diamond Crown blend and launched a full-flavored, bold cigar that could only be created by these three cigar masterminds, the Diamond Crown MAXIMUS.
In 2010, to celebrate J.C.’s 135th birthday and the company’s 115th anniversary, Diamond Crown Julius Caeser was released. Much like the original Diamond Crown Classic and the Diamond Crown MAXIMUS, the Diamond Crown Julius Caeser features an especially flavorful Ecuadorian Havana-seed wrapper combined with a smooth, robust blend of fine Central American tobaccos, carefully aged for five years, that gives Julius Caeser its bold, rich distinctive flavor.