In 1937, J.C. Newman launched Brick House; a true Cuban puro cigar made with the finest Havana tobaccos. To honor his family and heritage, J.C. modeled the Brick House label after his childhood home the only brick house in their small, Hungarian village. With the Cuban embargo came the end of Brick House cigars. Over 70 years later, grandsons Eric and Bobby Newman re-launched Brick House using the most exquisite Nicaraguan tobaccos. An overnight sensation, the Brick House Short Torpedo cigar has become one of the most talked about cigars and a best seller nationwide. Awards include the Best Bargain Cigar of 2009 and a place in the Top 25 Cigars of 2010 by Cigar Aficionado.