J.C. Newman Releases 2023 José Gaspar Cigars Ahead Of Iconic Tampa Pirate Fest

Featured in last week’s cigar news roundup, more information about a special project from J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has been made public. For the second year in a row, the storied cigar maker has come out with a special blend to celebrate Gasparilla. The Florida festival, taking place on January 28th this year, has been going strong since 1904 – nearly as long as Tampa has been known the world over as “Cigar City.” In total, there are 10,000 of this year’s José Gaspar Cigars that have been split between 12 area shops.

Wrapped in Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, with binder and filler from Nicaragua, these 6 x 54 Toros were made at J.C. Newman’s PENSA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. Each pack contains 5 cigars and is available for an MSRP of $40 from these retailers. If you haven’t seen the fun promotional piece that multiple generations of the Newman family participated in to announce the new release, please enjoy it below and get your José Gaspar 2023 while they last.

Have you attended Gasparilla? Were you able to try last year’s blend? Let everyone know in the comments below!