Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - December 27, 2011

 

 

Upcoming Events at Lit

Join us this Thursday, December 29th at 6pm for the Alamo Bowl as the Huskies take on Baylor. We'll be featuring a great deal on a Macanudo Cru Royale Cigar and Glenkinchie 12 year old single malt scotch for only $15! See you there!

Thanks to everyone who RSVP'd for our New Year's Eve Re-Lit event! RSVP early entry at 9pm is now full, so if you didn't RSVP, you can still join us at 10pm when we open to the public. Admission is free, and we'll have live music, drinks and cigars! Come ring in the new year with us!

New In Our Humidor

We've just received the very limited Cohiba Capa Reserva 2011 cigar, featuring a 30 year old Cameroon wrapper from the legendary vintage crop of 1980!

Production of these cigars is limited to only 2,500 of each of six different sizes. What's more, for every Capa Reserva cigar purchased, you'll be entered to win this beautiful Cohiba humidor! It's something you have to see to believe. Come on in and check it out, and try this wonderful and very rare cigar while they're still here!

Here's to a safe and wonderful end to 2011 and a prosperous 2012!

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Season's Greetings!


Have a great Holiday my friend -Wishing you and yours the very best for the New Year!

Take care!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - Monday, December 19, 2011


Upcoming Events at Lit

Join us this Thursday, December 22th from 6-9pm as we feature Alec Bradley cigars and Dewar's scotch whisky. We'll have plenty of great deals to take advantage of for the holiday gift giving season as well as drink specials and prize giveaways. See you there!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Tuesday Night Cigar Club Event last week featuring Woodford Reserve and Rocky Patel. A great time was had by everyone.

We made a special announcement at this event - earlier this month, we travelled to the Woodford Reserve distillery in Kentucky and blended our own special batch of Woodford, which will be available sometime early next year. I was involved in the selection, and, let me tell you, you will not be disappointed! We've posted some pictures on our Facebook page.

New Year's Eve

Nothing rings in the new year like a great cigar shared with friends and there's nowhere better to share a great cigar with friends than Lit.

Unfortunately, we get so busy on New Year's Eve that many of you, our loyal customers are left without a spot to enjoy your cigar. We're doing something about it this year!

Join us as we create a special New Year's Eve cigar lounge near the casino ballroom: We're calling it Re-Lit! To thank all of you who support us throughout the year, everyone on our Lit mailing list who RSVP's will get exclusive early entry to Re-Lit from 9-10pm as well as a free cigar.

At 10pm the space will be open to the public. We'll have live music, cocktails, cigars and comfortable seating, making this the perfect spot to enjoy the New Year's Eve festivities. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by emailing me at jweltmer@snocasino.com.

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Alec Bradley SCR (Select Cabinet Reserve)

Alec Bradley SCR
Select Cabinet Reserve
Churchill 7 x 48

Friday night my lovely wife and I were down at the Tobacco Patch with the gang, nice little turn out, bitterly cold though. KCC No.1 was there as well. (Good seeing you again Chris!)

Anyway, I brought along an Alec Bradley SCR from home and my bride picked out a La Flor Dominicana El Jocko Perfecto Natural at the shop - it was highly recommended by Erik.

So what did I think of the SCR? I liked it. Turned out to be a pretty good medium-bodied smoke. No issues with the draw or burn, flavor was OK, smooth taste all the way through. The final third of the cigar was probably the best part, the taste really developed into something special.

Would I buy one again? Maybe... I kind of like the other Alec Bradley blends better. I'd never turn this one down though.

Side note: I took a few puffs off my wife's LFD El Jocko - outstanding cigar! Perfecto size, super smooth, just a hint of sweetness, and billows of smoke. I think I'm going to buy a box of these little guys!

Saturday night we were up at the Snoqualmie Casino. We zipped through our allotment of gambling money quicker than expected, so we strolled over to the Lit Lounge for a cigar. We may have been unlucky gambling, but we had no problem finding a seat in the lounge - believe me, on a Saturday night that would be considered very lucky!



Whenever I come up to the Lit Lounge, I like check out what's new in the humidor. The Thunder by Nimish cigar caught my eye this time. I asked one of the guys that works there if it was any good. He said "Oh yeah" with a big grin on his face. Seemed like a good choice. My bride picked out one of the flavor infused sticks, "delicioso"?

Well I've got to tell you that I liked the Thunder better than the SCR. It's more full-bodied, probably more my style. The only issue I had was the draw - it was too loose, or airy. The taste and the amount of smoke on each puff were perfect, but there wasn't enough resistance in the draw. The cigar felt pretty firm too. Did that make sense?

Anyway, yes, I would definitely buy one of these again. Very good smoke indeed!

Side note: So we left the Casino around 11:30 PM. If you've never been here, it's basically located at the foot of the Cascade Mountain range, and generally it's a tad cooler up here than down below where most humans live. Anyway, 11:30 at night, middle of the winter, I look at the outside temperature gauge - it reads: "50º"!! Holy Crap! What month is this again? Man, I couldn't believe it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Antaño Dark Corojo BP


Joya de Nicaragua 
Antaño Dark Corojo 
La Niveladora Box Press

On the Pros side -  beautiful dark oily, box pressed, firm wrapper. Very nice feel to it.

On the Cons side - I had a hard time with the draw. I like a cigar where you only have to puff it once to get a good volume of smoke. If I have to puff it twice, well that's pretty much OK too, but three times I would considered a bad draw. Of course that's only my opinion...

Another little issue - the taste. I didn't think there was much. It's possible that I was looking for something that might not have been there to begin with. Who knows, I just thought this would have been a powerhouse of flavor. I even tried to help it out - tried pairing it with a full flavored beer - wrong choice. Then I moved to plain water - Meh, didn't help. Lastly, some expensive rum - well, that helped me mentally, but it really didn't bring anything out of the stick. I should have tried dark coffee - that always works!

You know a while back I smoked a JOYA DE NICARAGUA ANTAÑO 1970. I hate to say this, but it wasn't all that different. Again, just my opinion, don't shoot me!
;)
In an effort to be totally fair though, I plan on giving the Antaño Dark Corojo another try...

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - Monday, December 12, 2011


Upcoming Events at Lit

We'll be having another one of our big Tuesday Night affairs in the Sno Lounge on Tuesday December 13th from 5-8pm. Join us as we feature great bourbon from Woodford Reserve as well as cigars from Rocky Patel and EO Brands, including our new favorite, the Thunder by Nimish. We'll be joined by our good friends Jon Stave from Woodford Reserve and Tim Wong from Rocky Patel. We'll have drink specials, appetizers and prize giveaways, as well as a very exciting announcement to make.

On Thursday, December 22nd from 6-9pm, we'll meet in Lit to feature Alec Bradley cigars, including the new Black Market and Tempus lines. We'll have some great deals, drink specials and prize giveaways. A great chance to get some last minute holiday gifts!

On New Year's Eve, December 31st, we're setting up a temporary cigar lounge Re-Lit, located near the casino ballroom. To thank all of you who support us throughout the year, everyone on our Lit mailing list who RSVP's will get exclusive early entry to Re-Lit from 9-10pm as well as a free cigar.

At 10pm the space will be open to the public. We'll have music, cocktails, cigars and comfortable seating, making this the perfect spot to enjoy the New Year's Eve festivities. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by emailing me at jweltmer@snocasino.com.

New In Our Humidor

With the Holidays right around the corner, we've received a great selection of new products and gift sets to make your shopping easy. Of course, you can redeem Crescent Club points for cigars at Lit too. Here's what's new:
  • - CAO La Traviata Amatista Jar - 7 cigars and a ceramic humidor jar for only $50!
  • - La Flor Dominicana Factory Press IV - a very limited and big ring gauge cigar from Litto, with a rich Mexican Maduro wrapper.
  • - Alec Bradley Fine and Rare - this cigar sold out in 2 days last time, and we've got our second (and last) shipment.
  • - Ashton Samplers - great gift idea. We have VSG samplers and also samplers with the complete Ashton line.
  • - Macanudo Vintage Humidors - we have a few of these left, which include out of production Vintage cigars dating all the way back to 1984!

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065


Friday, December 9, 2011

San Lotano Cigar Event @ J&J Cigars Dec. 15h


Come meet Clay Roberts, Vice President of Marketing of the AJ Fernandez brand of cigars on Thursday, December 15th @ 4:00pm - 9:00pm as we kick off a fantastic Sales Event featuring the San Lotano portfolio of cigars.

The San Lotano "Oval" has recently been named #2 Cigar Of The Year 2011 by the Cigar Journal (formerly called European Cigar Cult Journal).

Here are a few of the Specials you can expect:
  • Buy 3 Cigars, Get 1 Free
  • Buy 6 Cigars, Get 2 Free
  • Buy 1 Box of Cigars, Get 7
Plus - We're Raffling off a TRIP TO NICARAGUA!! All food, lodging, and travel within Nicaragua is included. Winner is responsible for airfare to and from Nicaragua.

I look forward to seeing you all there!!



J&J Cigars - SODO
3207 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 724-0111



Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Union Cigar Society Holiday Event - Dec. 15th


Join us Thursday December 15th for our first annual Holiday cigar event! Lots of great giveaways. The first 10 people to buy a box of cigars at the event will get to go on a holiday cruise that night with 9 others. Wine, food, scotch and of course cigars will be provided on the cruise! The event starts at 5:00pm, the boat leaves the dock at 6:30. Be the first to get on the boat!


Union Cigar Society
2046 Westlake Ave N., Ste 201 (at Crockett St)
Seattle, WA 98109



Thanks for the info Chris!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Operation Hope @ Rain City Cigar



  Friday, December 16, 2011 2 pm-6 pm
Rain City Cigar
Invites you to an afternoon of cigars, camaraderie and caring to benefit

THE MONTECRISTO RELIEF ORGANIZATION

This is a time of year when we count our blessings and entertain thoughts of giving back. With the season of giving in mind, Rain City Cigar invites you to participate in something meaningful:

OPERATION HOPE
Thanks to your generous support, the Montecristo Relief Organization has raised millions to build new homes, schools and medical facilities, and provide economic opportunities to disaster victims in the Caribbean and the U.S.


Donate $50 and receive this gift package of Montecristo Cigars and 
Tri-Flame Lighter, valued at over $100. Supplies Are Limited!

Each Pack Contains:
  • 1-Montecristo 75th Aniversario Edmundo 5.5x52 Reg. $17.50
  • 1-Montecristo 75th Aniversario Toro 6x52 Reg. $17.50
  • 1-Montecristo Classic Toro 6x52 Reg. $9.99
  • 1-Montecristo White Toro 6x54 Reg. $7.20
  • 1-Montecristo Reserva Negro Toro 6x54 Reg. $8.99
  • Cigar Savor Tri-Flame Butane Lighter, Reg. $49.99
Proceeds from your tax deductible donation will support Operation Hope and The Montecristo Relief Organization.

Rain City Cigar will be offering special promotions during this event.We will have our event day discounts in effect on all Altadis products all day long.
  • 5% off each cigar
  • 10% off five cigars
  • 15% off full or mixed boxes of twenty or more
These discounts will be in effect all day!

Eligable Altadis products:
Montecristo, Don Diego, Romeo y Julieta, Saint Luis Rey Serie G, Gispert, Onyx Reserve, Frank Llaneza, Trinidad, Primo del Rey, Por Larranaga, Royal Jamaica Gold, H. Upmann, Juan Lopez, Las Cabrillas, Omar Ortez Originals, Vega Fina, SIGLO Limited Reserve - Jose Seijas & Mi Dominicana. A. Turrent Triple Play - Don Diego Fuerte - H. Upmann Sun Grown - Warlock and the amazing Montecristo 75th Aniversary!

Mr. Steve Martin of Altadis USA will be on hand from 3-6pm to discuss all of the fine cigars offered by Altadis USA as well as Operation Hope and the Montecristo Relief Organization.

We know that this has been a difficult year and that times are tight but, we hope that you and your friends will join us for this worthwhile event at Rain City Cigar.

Come early for best selection!

Sincerely,


Event Staff
Rain City Cigar
206-767-3619

Monday, December 5, 2011

Toraño Vault Robusto


I've been meaning to try this cigar for a while now, but somehow it keeps moving further and further down my list. Well the wait is over, I tried one on Saturday afternoon...

What did I think? I liked it! Very nice medium-bodied cigar - no issues. I think I read somewhere that this blend was supposed to be stronger than some of their others? Not sure where I read that, but in comparison to the Toraño Masters, I found it to be milder. Still had an excellent medium-bodied flavor, but just not as full-flavored as the Masters. (one of my favorites)

Would I buy one again? Heck yes! If I didn't like the Masters so much, I think I'd buy a box of these - great cigar! Exceptionally smooth!

Till next time...
;)

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - Monday, December 5, 2011

Upcoming Events at Lit

My Father
On Wednesday, December 7th from 6-9pm, we'll be joined in the Lit lounge by Don Hanes and whisky expert Ari Shapiro as we feature the Don Pepin Garcia and My Father cigar lines and Glen Grant single malt scotch. This event will go from 6-9pm and we'll have prize giveaways as well as some great deals on all of our Don Pepin Garcia, My Father and Jaime Garcia cigars. This is our first My Father event in over a year and a rare chance to get event specials on these fantastic cigars, just in time for the holidays!

We'll be having another one of our big Tuesday Night affairs in the Sno Lounge on Tuesday December 13th from 5-8pm. Join us as we feature great bourbon from Woodford Reserve as well as cigars from Rocky Patel and EO Brands. We'll be joined by our good friends Jon Stave from Woodford Reserve and Tim Wong from Rocky Patel. We'll have drink specials, appetizers and prize giveaways, as well as a very exciting announcement to make.

By the way, the Arturo Fuente Anejo cigars are here! These rare cigars only ship around the holidays and we've received about 6 boxes. Ask your tobacconist about them.

New Year's Eve

NYE Nothing rings in the new year like a great cigar shared with friends and there's nowhere better to share a great cigar with friends than Lit.

Unfortunately, we get so busy on New Year's Eve that many of you, our loyal customers are left without a spot to enjoy your cigar. We're doing something about it this year!

Join us as we create a special New Year's Eve cigar lounge near the casino ballroom: We're calling it Re-Lit! To thank all of you who support us throughout the year, everyone on our Lit mailing list who RSVP's will get exclusive early entry to Re-Lit from 9-10pm as well as a free cigar.

At 10pm the space will be open to the public. We'll have music, cocktails, cigars and comfortable seating, making this the perfect spot to enjoy the New Year's Eve festivities. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by emailing me at jweltmer@snocasino.com.
 
Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - November 28, 2011

Upcoming Events at Lit

Partagas Join us on Thursday, December 1st at Lit for the prime time Seahawks vs. Eagles game. We'll be featuring some great deals on Partagas cigars and Bowmore Scotch whisky. We'll have prizes to give away as well!

On Wednesday, December 7th, we'll be joined by Don Hanes and whisky expert Ari Shapiro as we feature the Don Pepin Garcia and My Father cigar lines and Glen Grant single malt scotch. This event will be in Lit and go from 6-9pm and we'll have some great deals on all of our Don Pepin Garcia, My Father and Jaime Garcia cigars.

We'll be having another one of our big Tuesday Night affairs in the Sno Lounge on Tuesday December 13th from 5-8pm. Join us as we feature great bourbon from Woodford Reserve as well as cigars from Rocky Patel and EO Brands. We'll be joined by our good friends Jon Stave from Woodford Reserve and Tim Wong from Rocky Patel. We'll have some great specials as well as appetizers and prize giveaways.

New In Our Humidor

cigars With the holidays approaching, we're getting in our limited edition gift sets every day. My favorite is the wooden Macanudo ashtray with 6 cigars (pictured,$60). We also have gift sets from Alec Bradley, CAO La Traviata, Arturo Fuente, La Flor Dominicana, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana and more. These always sell out fast, so stop by and do some holiday shopping at Lit!

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Padrón 85 Years


How was your Thanksgiving? Ours turned out GREAT! Our kids and some of their friends came over for the annual feast this year. Boy, talk about a ton of food and booze - JEEEEZUS! My lovely wife really outdid herself this year, probably the best Thanksgiving dinner we've ever had. Nice job dear! 

One little tradition that we have after our turkey dinner (weather-permitting) is to finish the evening off with cigars and drinks out on our back deck. We lucked-out this year, the rain had stopped and the skies were clearing. I lit up the fire-pit, turned on the patio heater and I brought out an assortment of Toraños and a few of the Dona Flor cigars that I had picked up in Brazil the week before. In the booze department, we had 2 bottles of single malt scotch, my favorite rum, 2 different type of cachaça, and of course multiple bottles of wine. Hey, it's all about choices, right?

Anyway. what a fantastic evening, it couldn't have been more perfect! (only minor snag was that I ran out of propane for the patio heater - emptied both tanks. UGH!)

Friday night, another pleasantly warm evening, temp surprisingly in the low 50's and no chance of rain in the forecast. I would have thought that the gang would be out tonight in downtown Kirkland, but no dice - it was totally dead..I'm guessing that they needed to recuperate from all the food they ate the night before...

Saturday night, temperatures still very mild for this late in November, but a slight chance of rain had been predicted, so we headed up to the Snoqualmie Casino - seems like ages since we were here last. 

Anyway, skipping ahead a bit - My first pull on the slot machine I won $15. Holy Cow! How often does that happen? Never! My whole evening seemed to go that way, I won at slots, poker and the craps table. Unbelievable! Time to celebrate!

At the Lit Lounge we were greeted by Josh (El Jefe) and Narong. BTW Josh, the beard looks great! 

Lots of people were here watching the Apple Cup on the big screen TV's. I'm a Husky Dad, so naturally I rooted for the Dawgs. 
 "You know what the difference between a Husky and a Coug is?"
"They both applied at the UW."
 :)
So while I was searching for a cigar in the humidor, my friend Narong pulled out a box of cigars from the cabinet underneath. He gently opened the lid of the box and with a smile on his face, he showed me the treasure inside. You'd think we were looking at bars of gold or something? He told me that these were the very special:
Padrón 1964, 85 Years.  
Very special indeed. 

So what did I think? I loved it! Excellent, excellent cigar in every category. Size, shape, color, feel, draw and burn were all perfect. Rich flavor and exceptionally smooth from start to finish. My only complaint is the price - you'll break the bank smoking these everyday. $$$

Thank-you Narong for pulling this one out of the cabinet for me! I hope there are a few left when I come up next time!

Side note: If you use a limo or towne car service frequently to get around town or go to the airport, check out this company's app, it's pretty cool! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back from Vacation

Here's an interesting little item that I picked up at the Duty-Free shop in São Paulo.

Nice happy 5 pack of Dona Flor cigars.


And here is what the back of the box looks like.

Nasty, eh?

Side Note: No food issues at the 5-star hotel in São Paulo this year (Read more here). They had a GREAT looking buffet too, but because of what happened last year I decided to order À La Carte. Probably a wise decision.
 ;)
Have a GREAT Turkey Day! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter November 7, 2011

Upcoming Events at Lit

Our next event in Lit will be on Wednesday, November 16th from 6-9pm.
Join us as we feature Jameson Irish Whiskey and the Oliva family of cigars. Ambassadors from both Jameson and Oliva will be on hand, and we'll have some great specials and plenty of prizes to give away.

If you haven't made it into Lit on Sundays to watch the Seahawks or all the other NFL games, you're missing a great time. Every Sunday, we'll be having a prize drawing every time the Seahawks score! But wait, you say, the Seahawks hardly ever score! We understand that, so if that's the case, we'll draw a prize periodically to take the pain away from another punt or interception. Go 'Hawks!

Come out and join us for all the games and enjoy a $5 Finlandia Bloody Mary or a $6 El Jimador Cointreau Margarita.

Save the date for our next Tuesday Night Cigar Club in the Sno Lounge. We're still working on all the details, but the date, December 13, is set. More info in the coming weeks.


New In Our Humidor


The Oliva V Maduro 2011 Edition has arrived. These are extremely limited cigars and come out only once a year. This year's size is one of my favorites, a 6x50 Toro, and features a San Andres Maduro wrapper.

Here is a detailed review from the Smoking Stogie.

Next time you're in, check out our revamped drink menu. We've added some exciting new cocktails that you will enjoy!

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cohiba Siglo II (Cuba)


Just returned from a little 3 day jaunt to a resort area not to far from my home here (Brazil), had a great time with some friends of ours. Too bad none of them are cigar lovers. No worries though, they didn't mind if I smoked my Cuban cigars next to the pool. Very nice people....

Anyway if you're curious, the temp here has been in the mid 90's everyday, just beautiful - I don't think we had one day in the 90's all summer long in Seattle!!

So what did I think of the Siglo II? Meh... It was OK. I liked the size, the feel and the look, but I would gladly take a Toraño Master Robusto over one of these any day of the week. The Siglo II is somewhat mild, but occasionally I'd notice a little bit of a bite to it - UGH. Also, the slightest breeze would cause it to burn uneven - seems to be a common problem with Cuban cigars. On top of the uneven burn, I had to re-lite it numerous times. Kind of a pain in the ass cigar.

I'm not sure what my friends paid for this little 3 pak of cigars, but I would imagine that it cost them a pretty penny. Cigars generally aren't cheap here and Cuban cigars are ridiculously expensive. Amazing how they stay competitive...

Side note: I'll be back home by the end of next week. Looking forward to Thanksgiving with the kids!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto



Tried this cigar the other day. Overall I liked it, however for some reason it started out real nasty, just a bad, bad taste in my mouth. It's possible that the matchstick I used to lite it might have been the cause of the rough start, but thank God the unpleasant taste went bye-bye. Pretty decent smoke, little more full flavored (stronger) than I usually smoke, but very enjoyable. Burn and draw was flawless...

Would I buy one again? Yes indeed. Something about the Alec Bradley blends that I've always liked. Never found a bad one in the bunch.

Side note: Vacationing in the south of Brazil for a while. A good friend of mine gave me a box (3-pak) of Cohiba's the other day. Yeah, I'll smoke these pretty quick, you can count on it...




Tchau tchau (yes, they speak Portuguese in Brazil, not Spanish!!)
;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - Oct. 2011


First of all, we'd like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival. It was a huge success, and we will most certainly be doing it again next year.

We'll be having another small event in Lit on Thursday, November 3rd, featuring a great deal on cigars selected by online bloggers as their favorites. It's an assortment of 6 cigars for only $30 and will only be available at Lit during this event. We'll also have drink specials and prize giveaways. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd from 6-9pm for this special event!

If you haven't made it into Lit on Sundays to watch the Seahawks or all the other NFL games, you're missing a great time. Every Sunday, we'll be having a prize drawing every time the Seahawks score! Come out and join us for all the games and enjoy a $5 Finlandia Bloody Mary or a $6 El Jimador Cointreau Margarita.

New In Our Humidor

We've received a very limited quantity of the 4th installment of Tatuaje's Monster Series - The Wolfman. These cigars are very rare and highly sought after, so we're requesting that for every Wolfman cigar ($15) purchased, that you must also purchase 3 additional Tatuaje cigars. Here is a great synopsis of the Monster Series, as well as a review of the Wolfman.

We also have the brand new La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale, another innovative cigar from La Gloria. These are creamy and complex cigars with a Connecticut seed wrapper that has been beefed up just a bit to give a fuller, richer flavor than other Connecticut-wrapped cigars on the market.

Thanks again for all of your business and continued support, from all of us at Lit! We'll see you soon.

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Monday, October 17, 2011

La Reloba Sumatra Torpedo

Tried this cigar on Friday night down at the Patch. Not a bad night for a cigar!

What did I think? Meh... medium to full-bodied, maybe leaning more toward the full-bodied side - I wasn't real thrilled with it, nor was my lovely wife, she told me that she thought it was too strong for her. 

Anyway, I'd recommend pairing this with a dark/rich coffee, maybe an espresso, something with a bold taste. (bolder than the cigar, so to speak)
;)

Would I buy one again? Nah, sorry.... Too many other cigars out there that are more my style. I wouldn't turn it down, but I doubt I'd buy one again.

Side note: Heading south on vacation next week...

:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Favorite Toraño Cigar: No doubt about it - Master Series

If you didn't make it to the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival up at the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom, you better plan on going next year. What a great time! Josh and his team really put together a First-Class event for the serious cigar smoker. Everything was perfect - the cigars, booze, food, and music were all top-notch, and holy cow they had some amazing prizes to giveaway! (wish I would have won one of those humidors!)

Anyway, Josh told me that the event "sold-out", so if you planning on attending next year, don't procrastinate - buy your tickets early! I know I will...

;)

Well, if you follow this blog you already know that my "go-to cigar" is the Oliva Serie G Churchill, but I've got to tell you that my taste in cigars is changing a bit and my "go-to cigar" is no longer the Oliva Series G, that's not to say that I don't still like the Series G, I do, it's just that I've moved up the ladder a bit to a more flavorful smoke. Now the cigar that I've got to have on-hand at all times is the Carlos Toraño Master Series. It doesn't matter which size or shape, they're all excellent medium to full-bodied cigars, exceptionally smooth, loads of creamy smoke, and a rich taste that I just love. I must have smoked 4 in a row on Saturday night at the event and I thoroughly enjoyed each one of them. In fact, I liked them so much that I bought a box of the BFC size.


Now you're probably thinking that I'm just saying this because the Toraño rep is a good friend of mine? No way José! Believe me, I'd tell you if it weren't the God's Honest Truth . In my opinion the Master Series cigars are superb, and you really can't beat the price! 

If you usually smoke a mild to medium cigar and you're looking for a little change, something more flavorful, I highly recommend that you move up to the Masters. 

Side note: Nice turnout at the Patch last Friday night for the Macanudo/Excalibur cigar event - I showed up kind of late, but still had a good time. Few new faces in the crowd made it fun.

Now that the weather is starting to get a little crappier, I have a feeling that we'll be heading up to the Lit Lounge more often. That'll be nice... 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival Photos

Thought I'd share a few photos that I took on Saturday up at the Snoqualmie Casino.

Excellent event - in my opinion everything was perfect. Great job Josh! You and your crew are to be commended for a job well done!



:)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Upcoming Events


Couple items to mention:

The Tobacco Patch in Kirkland is having a Cigar Event on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. I'm not sure on all the details since I haven't been down there in a while, but the web says that it will be a Macanudo/Excalibur Putting Event.

Also, Saturday, Oct. 8, is the Washington Cigar and Spirits Festival up at the Snoqualmie Casino. I've mentioned it a few million times on this blog, so I'm sure you've already got your tickets. If not, I think there still might be a few available on Ticketmaster.

Side note: I noticed the first dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains on Wednesday. Crap... Winter is just about here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Playmate! Cigars! Spirits! Manny! October is finally here!


Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival

Only a few days left until our big Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival in the Casino Ballroom October 8th from 5-10pm!

If you haven't gotten your tickets, do so soon, because space is filling up fast. We'll be joined by Playboy Playmate Stacy Fuson, Georgetown Beer's brewmaster Manny Chao (yes, THE Manny), as well as cigar and spirits experts from over a dozen different companies.

Tickets are only $65 and include spirits, beer, cigars, food, along with $25 credit to spend on cigars at the event!

Get your tickets at our casino box office or through Ticketmaster.com

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way | Snoqualmie | WA | 98065

Thursday, September 29, 2011

J&J Cigars Sales Event - October 1st, 2011


Rocky Patel Cigar Event
Featuring the new
"Thunder" and "La Bomba" lines!



Join us at J&J Cigars on Saturday, October 1st alongside Tim Wong, Brand Representative of Rocky Patel as we feature specials on "Thunder" and "La Bomba" - the newest offerings from the Rocky Patel and 601 Brand portfolio of cigars!

The event will kick off at 12:00 Noon and go until 4:30pm - here are some of the specials you can expect:

  • - Buy 3 Cigars, get 1 Cigar free.
  • - Buy a Box, get 6 Cigars free + a Shirt.
  • - We'll also be raffling off a prize!

Come down and join us for some incredible smokes and Spirits. You don't want to miss this one!!


J&J Cigars - SODO
3207 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 724-0111

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: Closed


The Vertigo Club 


Seattle's only exclusive, private luxury cigar club - where the class, elegance, and swank of the 1920s and 30s is only a fine cigar away! 


Located in Seattle's SODO neighborhood, The Vertigo Club was designed for discriminating gentlemen & ladies in mind: well-appointed dark leather sofas and club chairs, a beaux-arts granite top bar, a private conference room, WiFi, personalized & humidified cigar lockers, poker table, etc. - all with a Speakeasy-style ambiance.


A limited number of memberships are currently still available. Non-member visits are available by appointment only.


For more information, please contact William J. Daly II,
Owner of The Vertigo Club
by email at William@TheVertigoClub.com


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