La Unica Cigars
As with many classics, La Unica Dominican Primeros came from humble beginnings. More than twenty years ago, before the cigar boom, J.C. Newman Cigar Company patriarch Stanford J. Newman, challenged his good friend Carlos Fuente, Sr. with an idea that had never been tried in the cigar industry – to develop a rich, flavorful, superb-tasting premium cigar and package it in an inexpensive cellophane bundle, without costly boxes and trimmings found with other premium cigars. Until that time, factories only packaged their “seconds” in bundles.
Carlos selected the sizes and Stanford approved the blend – a combination of Cuban seed Dominican long filler tobaccos specially aged for maximum flavor and smoothness. When skillfully hand-rolled with a delicate Connecticut shade (light natural) wrapper or a dark rich (maduro) Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Carlos fulfilled Stanford’s vision. Within six months La Unica became the #1 selling premium bundle cigar in America.
Today La Unica – with the original 1986 blend and smooth rich flavor – preserves the history of the brand. These superb cigars have now grown up from their bundle days and are elegantly packaged in custom cedar cabinets of 20. Despite the maturity of the packaging, we have not strayed from our roots and the original hand selected,