Museum and Factory Store Gift Guide

Museum and Factory Store Gift Guide

Waited to the last minute for your Christmas shopping? Stop into the J.C. Newman Factory Store to pick-up some great gifts from local Tampa businesses. Use our gift guide to find the perfect present for anyone still left on your list!

We are open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Dapper Dresser

2020 didn’t give us a lot of moments to wear our Christmas best, but hopefully 2021 will bring more reasons to dress up. Surprise a dapper dresser in your life with a one-of-a-kind wood bowtie from our store. These are crafted by the team at Ella Bing Haberdashery from antique cigar molds and are sure to wow your loved one.

The Queen of Accessories

Shiny bangles from Bourbon and Boweties help to make the season bright and cigar box purses help carry the load when you are not traveling light.  

The Chef

From seasoned salts to balsamic vinegar and the Columbia’s famous 1905 salad dressing, the chefs in your life will delight at the options. Throw in some Sangria mix and a beautiful hand painted pitcher to complete the presentation.

Candle Lover

Help your loved one relax with the luxurious scents from the candlemakers at Seventh Avenue Apothecary. With five unique scents including Tobacco and Vanilla Bourbon and Magnolia Oak Moss, you are sure to find one to please their senses.

Things to Stuff Stockings

In need of a few small items to top off your stockings?

  • Soaps from Bodhi Basics
  • Brick House Cigar Ornament
  • Unique Postcards and Stickers
  • Arturo Fuente Coffee
  • J.C. Newman Cigar City T-Shirt
Have a cigar lover in your life but don’t know what to pick?

The J.C. Newman Factory Store has everything you need to satisfy that cigar lover in your life. You will find a great selection of Arturo Fuente and J.C. Newman cigars to choose from. We always suggest gifting hard to find or limited products. The Diamond Crown Julius Caeser 1895 Perfecto is a great choice. This old school perfecto shape is exclusive to Diamond Crown lounges and our beautiful Factory Store. We also carry the Brick House Ciento Por Ciento which uses a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper as opposed to the Equador Havana wrapper that is on the standard Brick House. This makes the Ciento Por Ciento a 100% Nicaraguan cigar. It is a TAA exclusive and a limited release. Upon visiting you will find that The American cigar is always in stock and available year-round. This product is normally allocated and comes out in rotations a few times a year. Only two hundred a day are made between two talented rollers. The cigars are rolled on the third floor of this factory, El Reloj using 100% American tobacco and packaging. This is our flagship product and a must have due to its unique taste and story. Our staff picks are the Julius Caeser Corona and the Cuesta-Rey #95. The J.C. Corona uses a more fermented Ecuador wrapper than the standard sizes. It is darker, sweeter, and more flavorful. The Cuesta-Rey #95 tastes like a fresh cup of coffee. It was released in 1958 and was the first cigar to use an African Cameroon wrapper in the United States. Stanford Newman was so proud of this cigar since it became the flagship premium cigar after the Cuban Embargo.

We also carry many different accessories from our Diamond Crown and Craftsman’s Bench lines. There are plenty of different ashtrays, humidors, lighters, and cases to choose from. The 125th Diamond Crown ashtray is an elegant centerpiece for any smoking occasion. Black and gold appeals to a variety of different smokers. From Craftsman’s Bench, our best seller is the Boca ashtray, which looks like a real tobacco leaf. It is available in a natural or maduro color.

This is just a brief summarization of the plethora of products that we carry. Our Factory Store associates, Nik and Holden are very knowledgeable and would be happy to provide a custom recommendation for your loved one.

Happy Holidays from everyone at the J.C. Newman Cigar Company.

ADDRESS:
2701 Sixteenth Street
Tampa, FL 33605

PHONE:
(813) 248-2124

VISITING HOURS:
MON – FRI: 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

How to Properly Cut a Cigar

How to Properly Cut a Cigar

J.C. Newman’s 109-year-old El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa Florida is the last-operating cigar factory in what was once known as the Cigar City.  In El Reloj, we roll premium cigars both by entirely hand and by antique, hand-operated cigar machines.

Company founder Julius Caeser Newman purchased our hand-operated cigar machines in the 1930s.  They were built by AMF, the same company that builds bowling ball return machines, and each has approximately 10,000 parts.  Since AMF stopped making these antique machines many decades ago, our team of mechanics carefully restores and maintain them, including fabricating custom replacement parts when needed.

Our antique cigar machines do not make small cigarettes or cigarillos. There is no button to press that will churn out cigars in an automated way.  Unlike modern, fully automated, high-speed machines that can produce millions of cigarettes or little cigars per hour, our antique cigar machines are operated by a highly trained cigar roller.

The skilled roller uses her hands to individually lay each wrapper leaf for every cigar that she rolls.  She also uses foot pedals, much like those seen on vintage sewing machines, to control the antique machine.  At most, our cigar rollers can roll 15 cigars per minute using our antique, hand-operated cigar machines.

The cigars we roll using our hand-operated cigar machines are works of art.  We use high quality, premium cigar tobaccos from all over the world on these special cigars.  We sell them in bundles instead of fancy boxes in order to keep them affordable.  You may be familiar with some of the cigars we roll here. Mexican Segundos, Trader Jack’s, Tampa Trolleys, and even the cigar Stanford Newman named himself, Factory Throwouts to name a few.

We are proud of all the cigars we roll in our El Reloj factory. We employ more than 100 incredible, including cigar blenders, rollers, and packagers.  Our antique, hand-operated cigar machines are an important part of America’s premium cigar tradition, we are able to keep tha tradition alive in Cigar City.  Pick up a Tampa-made cigar today and don’t forget to tag us on social media with the hashtag #jcnewman when you smoke it!

Marketing Cigars is More Than Selling to Men

Marketing Cigars is More Than Selling to Men

J.C. Newman’s 109-year-old El Reloj cigar factory in Tampa Florida is the last-operating cigar factory in what was once known as the Cigar City.  In El Reloj, we roll premium cigars both by entirely hand and by antique, hand-operated cigar machines.

Company founder Julius Caeser Newman purchased our hand-operated cigar machines in the 1930s.  They were built by AMF, the same company that builds bowling ball return machines, and each has approximately 10,000 parts.  Since AMF stopped making these antique machines many decades ago, our team of mechanics carefully restores and maintain them, including fabricating custom replacement parts when needed.

Our antique cigar machines do not make small cigarettes or cigarillos. There is no button to press that will churn out cigars in an automated way.  Unlike modern, fully automated, high-speed machines that can produce millions of cigarettes or little cigars per hour, our antique cigar machines are operated by a highly trained cigar roller.

The skilled roller uses her hands to individually lay each wrapper leaf for every cigar that she rolls.  She also uses foot pedals, much like those seen on vintage sewing machines, to control the antique machine.  At most, our cigar rollers can roll 15 cigars per minute using our antique, hand-operated cigar machines.

The cigars we roll using our hand-operated cigar machines are works of art.  We use high quality, premium cigar tobaccos from all over the world on these special cigars.  We sell them in bundles instead of fancy boxes in order to keep them affordable.  You may be familiar with some of the cigars we roll here. Mexican Segundos, Trader Jack’s, Tampa Trolleys, and even the cigar Stanford Newman named himself, Factory Throwouts to name a few.

We are proud of all the cigars we roll in our El Reloj factory. We employ more than 100 incredible, including cigar blenders, rollers, and packagers.  Our antique, hand-operated cigar machines are an important part of America’s premium cigar tradition, we are able to keep tha tradition alive in Cigar City.  Pick up a Tampa-made cigar today and don’t forget to tag us on social media with the hashtag #jcnewman when you smoke it!