The American is Here
What makes The American unique is that it is the first 100% American cigar. These luxury cigars are hand rolled by Americans in a historic United States cigar factory using heirloom American cigar tobaccos. The boxes, bands, labels, cigar molds, cellophane tubes, and other parts of this unique project are all made in the United States as well. “The American speaks to the heart of who we are: a four-generation, 124-year-old, American family business,” said Drew Newman, great-grandson of company founder J.C. Newman. “Our country’s rich premium cigar tradition dates to the Colonial Era. As an American, I wanted to prove that we could hand roll a world-class cigar in the United States using American tobaccos. I am thrilled that we have created an outstanding all-American cigar.” The American is the first cigar rolled with Florida Sun Grown wrapper, grown by Corona Cigar Co.’s Jeff Borysiewicz in Clermont, Florida. The binder is Connecticut Broadleaf grown by eighth-generation family farmer Jon Foster and the filler is a blend of Foster’s Connecticut Havana tobacco with tobaccos grown by the Mennonites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. “We are delighted to see our exclusive Florida Sun Grown wrapper tobacco being used on a cigar that is hand crafted in America’s ‘Cigar City,’” said Borysiewicz. “A hundred years ago, it was commonplace for Florida-grown tobacco to be rolled into cigars in Tampa’s numerous cigar factories. We are proud to be working with the Newman family to bring back this long lost cigar-making tradition after a 50 year hiatus.”
Not only is this the first cigar to feature Florida Sun Grown wrapper, this is the first cigar that is truly 100% all-American. The boxes, cellophane, bands, and even the cigar molds are made in the United States – not to mention all of the tobaccos used are grown in America:
- Wrapper: Florida Sun Grown – Clermont, Florida
- Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf – South Windsor, Connecticut
- Filler: Pennsylvania Type 41/Connecticut Havana – Lancaster, Pennsylvania/South Windsor, Connecticut
“We are delighted to see our exclusive Florida Sun Grown wrapper tobacco being used on a cigar that is hand crafted in America’s Cigar City,” said Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Florida Sun Grown Tobacco Farm LLC and Corona Cigar Company.