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

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