Diamond Crown Julius Caeser
When you look at the Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigar, the first thing you notice might be the odd spelling of “Caeser.” After all, one has to respect one of history’s most legendary rulers and get his name written correctly, right?
Well, take it up with customs and immigration. One of their officers flubbed it when young Julius Newman first landed on American shores from Hungary and lacked a middle name. The officer suggested one that obviously would be in keeping with the child’s first name, and so here we are more than a hundred years later, selling cigars made by the J.C. Newman company.
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigars are one of the company’s premium offerings – and they know quite a lot about building a brand portfolio. They’ve got over a dozen marks under their umbrella, including Cuesta-Rey, Brick House, Quorum, Trader Jacks, and many more! This particular blend is made in partnership with the much-lauded Fuente family. The original Diamond Crown was made to celebrate 100 years of cigarmaking for the Newmans. This blend goes a step further, commemorating the 115th anniversary of the company’s founding and the 135th birthday of the OG himself, Julius Caeser Newman.
Starting in his family’s barn in Cleveland with a single order for cigars from his local grocer, he hit the ground rolling and built something that has stood the test of time. The Newmans state they are “America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker.” Not a bad legacy for a boy who arrived in the States with little more than a dream.
An Ecuador Habano wrapper adorns Diamond Crown Julius Caeser cigars, finishing off an exquisite blend of aged Dominican and Central American filler tobaccos. In the true Fuente style, no less than five years of maturation is needed to give each leaf the smooth and satisfying flavor to fuel the Diamond Crown experience properly. When Cigar Aficionado named this blend the #14 Cigar of 2014, they gave it a 92-point rating. They still find it an incredibly intriguing medium-full strength cigar in recent years. They describe it as having an “absinthe quality,” finding that its “[b]oozy notes of vermouth and Italian Amari liqueurs also carry hints of herbs and cinnamon, leaving the refined, bitter finish of a digestif.”
How’s that for a fancy blend celebrating the face that launched a thousand harvests?
Here’s to you, Mr. Newman!
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