If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read about how Brothers of the Assh was born below!
The Brothers of The Assh story
The Brothers of the Assh was born at a handicap accessible black jack table at the Mirage casino in Las Vegas Nevada in May of 2018. Three brothers, Duke Santos, Corona and Big Smooth sat down to play a few hands after checking out the hotel and casino in preparation for our pilgrimage set for November later that year for the Big Smoke. The dealer was a feisty old broad who thought it was funny that we all were sitting there, Smooth was at third base, Duke as at first base and Corona was somewhere in the middle. Three fine players, blowing off some steam after four days of an industry conference.The previous days were filled with cigars, whiskey and some decent food – it had been a good trip but we all needed a break. What better way than to sit at a table, smoke cigars, drink some whiskey and attempt to win money in the middle of the afternoon.
Little did we know that when we sat at this particular table on that fateful afternoon that our club would be born. The club was the brainchild of Duke – he had just finished watching West Side Story and thought it would be fun to have a cigar gang! We had the initial members, the three of us along with two more we were coming back in a few months for the Smoke and we wanted to make a mark at the blessed event. What better way than to have a “club” our colors we decided would be Guayaberas.
Well, Smooth turned to left and the name hit him in the face – well almost hit him in the face. Low and behold there was a twenty something blond bending over the craps table and her cheeks and thongs were smack dab in Smooth face – with that we had a name – Brothers of the Assh. Not sure how it actually was settled on but that is where the name came from and the rest as they say is history. As a side note the dealer, enjoyed looking at the blond as much as we did and to our collective recollection laughed harder then us all at the sight we were seeing. On another side note, we never met the lady, nor do we know her name – but this woman is the one responsible for the name.
So, what is the Brothers of the Assh – besides the cool shirts, custom lighters and cutters – we are in short a group of cigar lovers – period end of story. Some of us smoke regularly – five or six sticks a day – others enjoy the leaf – well less frequently – but regardless we all have one thing in common – we are cigar smokers who enjoy the camaraderie that comes with a good cigar and perhaps even a bad one. Brothers come from all walks of life – woman or sisters are welcome too. Membership in our club means one thing you are a lover of the leaf and appreciate engaging with those who enjoy it.
To date – November 2022 – we have members in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Membership is open to any and all. Currently we meet once a year on the first night of the Big Smoke in Vegas however at some point that might change. So join our gang because unlike one very well respected cigar smoker who once said that he did not want to be a member of any club that wanted him as member – we want you to be a member of this club.