Brick House Churchill

Brick House Churchill

Rank: 18
Rating: 92
Price: $7.60
Made By: Puros de Estelí Nicaragua, S.A. (PENSA)
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 50 ring gauge
Filler: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Strength: Medium
Resurrected in 2009 as a budget-friendly, premium cigar, Brick House has history that goes much farther back. It started in 1937 by J.C. Newman when the company was operating out of Cleveland, Ohio. Now headquartered in Tampa, J.C. Newman keeps the spirit of the brand alive with this reincarnated version, which is made in Nicaragua at its PENSA factory. We always love a cigar that punches above its weight class, and this big Brick House is certainly an overachiever in the under-$10 category. Composed of mostly Nicaraguan tobacco, the Churchill brings a distinctly autumnal quality with its warm intonations of apple, cedar and baking spices. Creamy notes of coffee and vanilla emerge before a coconut-like finish.