J.C. Newman Cigar Co.’s American gets a new sizing in time for the 245th Anniversary of American Independence. The American Double Robusto is a 5.5 x 56, the thickest American yet.
The American has a Florida Sungrown wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a blend of Connecticut Havana and Pennsylvania Mennonite filler tobaccos. With the thicker ring gauge comes an extra leaf of Pennsylvania ligero tobaccos, making it the strongest of the American line. All of the packaging, from the wood in the cigar boxes, to the paper for cigar labels, to the cellophane that protects each cigar, is made in the U.S.
“The United States has a rich tradition of cigar making dating back to the first crop of tobacco planted in Virginia in 1612,” Drew Newman, fourth generation owner of J.C. Newman said in a statement. “Cigar tobacco was grown in every American Colony and many Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, were tobacco farmers.”