What better place to fire up a Diamond Crown cigar than in an official Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge? Cigar King in Scottsdale has officially opened their larger and more comfortable Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge and held a fantastic Diamond Crown Maximus tasting event last week. Diamond Crown is made by J.C. Newman but this is really a cooperative effort from Newman, Fuente and Oliva. The blend of this cigar was created by Carlos Fuente, Jr and offers Dominican filler and binder. At first glance you may think this is a maduro wrapper but it is not.  The wrapper is a dark, rich looking ligero oscuro wrapper grown in Ecuador by the Olivas at their El Bajo farm. I smoked a Maximus #3 which is a gorgeous pyramid measuring 6 3/8 x 50.  [read more]