As a part of the restoration process for their El Reloj Cigar Factory in Tampa, J.C. Newman had to clear out almost 70 years' worth of items from the building. During this process, they uncovered some hidden gems, one of which was a trap door from the 1930s with a secret staircase that went from the General Managers' office down into the basement. It was used to hide when the Tampa Mafia would come through looking for payroll cash. Another item was J.C.'s (Julius Caesar's) travel trunk that accompanied him on his voyage from Hungary to Cleveland in 1889. One of the most interesting discoveries was a box stash of 10-year-old Brick House cigars tucked away in the basement years ago to age and wait for a special occasion to arise. To celebrate their 125th year, they are going to release them to the public by way of TAA retailers and named Brick House Beginnings.
Today, we are giving away some very cool prizes from J.C. Newman Cigar Co., 5 boxes of the super-rare Brick House Culebras. These are only available at J.C. Newman events and are not for sale. A culebra is three different cigars twisted into one, meant to be separated and shared with friends. The Brick House Culebra contains one of each of the three blends in the line: Double Connecticut, Maduro and Natural. All of the Brick House cigars are rolled at the J.C. Newman PENSA factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. On top of the cigars, we will be including some shirts from J.C. Newman to the first 3 winners.
"This is a big cigar that's not big on flavors or complexity. With a ring gauge this large, if I'm going to spend over an hour and a half smoking a cigar I would ideally like to experience more flavors and transitions." -Allison T. (The Yoga Ash)
"Overall this wasnt a bad smoke. It was uninspiring for me though and really didnt do anything that would make me interested in smoking it again. If the draw were better it might be of some interest to others that like floral flavor profiles. " -Dave W. (mdwest)