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New Sizes for Diamond Crown and Maximus

Mar 27, 2012 | By Gregory Mottola
New Sizes for Diamond Crown and Maximus

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.

Dominican Republic Diamond Crown

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