Diamond Crown

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With its sheen and golden Connecticut-shade wrapper (or the dark oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper) the Diamond Crown cigar was introduced in the 1990s as a collaboration between Carlos Fuente, Sr. and Stanford J. Newman. Handmade in the Dominican Republic the Diamond Crown cigar's wrapper undergoes a double fermentation process, called the CFW (Connecticut Fermented Wrapper), which releases a natural sweetness.

In the 1990s the biggest ring gauge was a 52, but when the Diamond Crown cigar was being developed, Stanford wanted it to deliver all the flavor possible so he made all the sizes a 54-ring gauge. The binder is Dominican and the fillers hail from 5 Caribbean and Central American regions which round out this luxurious cigar. The Diamond Crown cigars are elegantly presented in beautiful wooden boxes of 15 stogies per box.

Upon first glance the Diamond Crown is a lovely pale shade, almost veinless, solidly built with an equally open draw and even burn. As you puff your way through it you'll note that it's an easygoing, never overbearing, well-rounded and smooth smoke. The Diamond Crown tastes of nutmeg, toasted spices, hints of vanilla, leather and floral notes on the finish (chocolates, coffee and cedar flavors on the Maduro blend). With high ratings from Cigar Aficionado several years in a row for its various sizes and praise from cigar enthusiasts the world over, you know you are in for a treat when you try the Diamond Crown. But don't take our word for it, try a box of 15, 5 or even a single stick and taste a piece of heaven for yourself.