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DIAMOND CROWN BLACK DIAMOND Emerald (6” x 52) Radiant (4 ½” x 54) Marquis (5 ¼” x 56)

FACTORY: Tabacalera A. Fuente WRAPPER: Connecticut Havana Seed BINDER: Dominican Republic FILLER: Dominican Republic PACKAGED: Box of 20 MSRP: Emerald ($20.00), Radiant ($17.00), Marquis ($19.00)

A STAR IS BORN: A FIRST LOOK AT

THE DIAMOND CROWN

BLACK DIAMOND BY J.C. NEWMAN CIGAR CO.

When a company like J.C. Newman Cigar Co. calls you up to let you know about a new blend that they’re releasing, you tend to listen. This was just the case in the days leading up to the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show where J.C. Newman Cigar Co. unveiled the highly anticipated Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigar line. By Benjamin Winokur

new Black Diamond was released at a special, invite-only event held at Tao Asian Bistro in Las Vegas on Monday, July 25th. The event featured an exclusive tasting opportunity for media and industry professionals to sample the new Black Diamond cigar, the consensus for which was overwhelmingly positive. Spicy, rich and full-flavored, the Black Diamond blew me away with its complex flavors and decadent finish. When asked about the Black Diamond, J.C. Newman President Eric Newman stated “Four years ago the original idea was to create a spot light for the Diamond Crown Classic series Maduro…We even tested it out at the IPCPR show and in the 2013 Toast Across America pack and received rave reviews – but we still weren’t satisfied. We believed the Diamond Crown Black Diamond cigar deserved something new and different.” This was more than just a new blend though, an immense body of work was completed in order to develop the robust and highly complex blend. Working closely alongside Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Carlos Fuente, Jr. they developed a blend consisting of five-year-

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old aged filler tobaccos which were grown specifically for the Black Diamond cigar, on a special four-acre section of the Fuente Farm in the Dominican Republic. Each cigar is meticulously hand-rolled into a Sun-grown Connecticut Havana seed wrapper. “Black Diamond is a unique and contemporary complement to the Diamond Crown line and the branding needed to reflect that. We decided on a black lacquered humidor box protected by a satin lined felt bag adorned with the J.C. Newman crest. The sleek design stays true to Diamond Crown’s sophisticated reputation but with a slight edge.” Stated Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bobby Newman. The Diamond Crown Black Diamond will be extremely limited in production, and available only to select Diamond Crown Cigar Lounges. A teaser marketing campaign will begin in November, just before the Black Diamond becomes available to the first select Diamond Crown Cigar Lounges on Black Friday.

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