FREE Trial Issue! Subscribe to Cigar Aficionado today and get our NEW Robert De Niro issue!

Email this page Print this page
Share this page

New Sizes for Diamond Crown and Maximus

Gregory Mottola
Posted: March 27, 2012

J.C. Newman Cigar Co., owner of the Diamond Crown and Diamond Crown Maximus brands, has added a new size to each line—the Diamond Crown Torpedo No. 8 and the Diamond Crown Maximus Double Robusto No. 6.

The Torpedo No. 8, a 5 inch by 58 ring belicoso, brings Diamond Crown to eight sizes, all of which are made with a Connecticut wrapper and a Dominican binder and filler. Most of the Diamond Crown series, which was created in 1995, consists of cigars rolled in a 54 ring gauge, a size that the company believes allows for greater blending options, but the No. 8 is one of the thickest cigars in the line at 58 ring and retails for $11.60.

Six years later, in 2001, the Diamond Crown Maximus line was born. It is a more full-bodied brand than the core line and features a dark, sun-grown wrapper from Ecuador grown by Oliva Tobacco Co. All seven sizes in the Maximus line have a 50 ring gauge, save one—the new Double Robusto No. 6, which measures 5 by 56 and retails for $12.00.

Currently, these two sizes can only be found exclusively at Diamond Crown branded lounges (of which there are 55), but are scheduled to be available at select tobacconists come Father’s Day, June 17.

Diamond Crown and Diamond Crown Maximus cigars are made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic.

This article first appeared in the March 20 Cigar Insider.

Share |

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Log In If You're Already Registered At Cigar Aficionado Online

Forgot your password?

Not Registered Yet? Sign up–It's FREE.


Search By:



Cigar Insider

Cigar Aficionado News Watch
A Free E-Mail Newsletter

Introducing a FREE newsletter from the editors of Cigar Aficionado!
Sign Up Today