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.