J.C. Newman Cigar Company 125th Year
In 1895, our grandfather/great-grandfather Julius C. (J.C.) Newman founded our family cigar business. Four generations later, J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is America’s oldest family-owned premium cigar maker. We proudly hand roll premium cigars today the same way that J.C. Newman did a century ago.
A key to our company’s longevity has been an unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer service. As a family-owned company, we personally stand behind all of our products and strive to ensure that each is perfect. Our family’s sole goal is to continue J.C. Newman’s legacy and our family tradition and keep rolling hand crafted premium cigars for another 125 years.
Our “El Reloj” cigar factory in the “Cigar City” of Tampa, Florida was built in 1910. In celebration of our company’s 125th anniversary this year, we have been working to restore El Reloj to its historic grandeur. Soon, we will rededicate El Reloj and will welcome visitors from around the world.
In addition to an expanded museum, our public areas will also include a retail store, hand-rolling area, and many interactive experiences. Between our self-guided and docent-led tour options, you will be able to peek into the past to see how our family persevered through the years, learn more about the industry which built Tampa and experience the artistry of cigar making first hand.
We are very grateful for your support of J.C. Newman and cannot wait to welcome you soon!