Alcazar In 1898, Alcazar cigars were created in honor of the prize-winning race horse of the time. Just like the horse Alcazar, these cigars were a hit. Realizing the enormous potential of this lost brand, J.C. Newman offered to buy the rights to Alcazar and added the cigar to his company portfolio. It is clear J.C. had an eye for great cigars because this historic brand is still available from J.C. Newman Cigar Company today. Alcazar is a handmade Nicaraguan smoke packaged in an affordable bundle, and its Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan blend continue to please the palate of cigar-lovers across the country.