Wrapper: Nicaraguan Havana Subido
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos San Rafael S.A.
The Brick House got 17 out of 25 of the best cigars of 2010 which was made by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. that has been around since 1895. The name Brick House itself comes from an earlier brand that was named for the brick house in Hungary that the company founder was raised in. To make this cigar a bargain smoke around $5 the company in 2009 began working with a little-known factory called Fabrica de Tobacos San Rafael S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua. Bobby and Eric Newman reinvented this old cigar brand by using Havana Subido wrapper leaves and aged Nicaraguan tobaccos for the binder and filler. The Brick House is a medium to full-bodied smoke that evokes toasty flavors of wood with tea and black pepper that gives a sweet and spicy taste. The smoke is meaty with the flavor of cocoa and cedar.