Monday, April 23, 2012

Lit Cigar Lounge Newsletter - Monday, April 23, 2012

La Gloria Cubana Event

Join us Friday, April 27th from 6-9pm as we are joined by Michael Giannini, brand director for La Gloria Cubana. We're one of only 25 national accounts he's visiting on the Retro Tour to promote the new La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale cigar.

This is a great chance to meet one of the true stars of the cigar industry and get some great deals on all our La Gloria Cubana cigars. He'll be bringing with him some unreleased, experimental blends to try, along with some cool giveaways, including La Gloria Guayabera shirts and limited edition cigar art prints that Mr. Giannini will be signing at the event.

Brickhouse Bash

On Thursday, May 3 from 6-9pm, we'll be hosting a Brickhouse Bash at Lit!

Our friend Rick from JC Newman Cigars will be on hand with some great deals on the critically acclaimed Brickhouse cigar line.

Voted one of the top 25 cigars in the world by Cigar Aficionado, Brickhouse is also a killer value in the $5-$7 price range.

This is the perfect cigar to stock up on for the Summer, and we'll be giving 8 free sticks with each box purchase, bringing the price down to as low as $4.16/stick!

Mark your calendar!

Protect Cigars from FDA Regulation!

If you haven't heard, the FDA is looking to regulate cigars in the same way they do cigarettes.

This could have some drastic consequences for the cigars you love, including no more walk-in humidors, graphic warning labels, and worst of all, rigorous testing of cigar blends that would do away with the variety and complexity of premium cigars. Please take a moment to read this petition on the White House website, register and sign the petition.

Once you register, you'll receive an email (it may go to your junk box) which will allow you to sign the petition. Thanks for your help on this important issue!

Happy Smoking!

Friday, April 20, 2012

San Lotano Event at Rain City Cigars April 27

Friday, April 27, 2012
3-6 pm


San Lotano is an old Cuban brand that was revived by A.J. Fernandez in 2010. In just two years San Lotano cigars have charged from the gate to receive high ratings from many cigar publications, and the Oval was chosen as the #2 cigar of the year for 2011.

San Lotano offers four lines to meet the tastes of all cigar smokers. The Connecticut blend is Mild-to-Medium, the Maduro's are Medium-to-Full & the Habano blend is Full bodied. And then there is the Oval line with it's unique oval shape. They are Medium-to-Full bodied and the Robusto size was selected as the #2 cigar of 2011 by Cigar Journal.

The one and only Clay Roberts from San Lotano will be here at our store event with a couple of deals for you.
If you're new to San Lotano and want to give them a try we'll have a Buy 3 Get 1 free deal.
(Limit 3 free)

For those of you who are already San Lotano fans, Buy a box and you will receive an additional 5 cigars free and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a San Lotano ball cap or another five cigars!

We will have our Rain City Cigar event day discounts in effect on San Lotano

  • 5% Off each cigar
  • 10% Off 5+ cigars
  • 15% Off full or mixed boxes of 20 or more

For those who can't make it on Friday, we'll continue the special pricing thru Saturday. Freebies while supply lasts.

We hope that you and your friends will join us for this event at Rain City Cigar. We will have the Rain City Cigar Twenty-Five-Foot cigar lounge open so that you can enjoy your San Lotano cigars in comfort.

Event Staff
Rain City Cigar

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Alec Bradley Event - Lit Cigar Lounge April 17

Lit Cigar Lounge - Snoqualmie Casino

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Apr 17, 2012

Come and meet Don Hanes of Alec Bradley Cigars at this great event featuring: Tempus, Tempus Maduro, Family Blend, Vice Press, and the '96' Rated, Top Cigar of the Year: Prensado.

There will be great specials including giveaways and raffles.

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

Casa Fuente Reserva Superior Limitada

Another nice weekend here in the Pacific Northwest, perfect weather for enjoying a fine cigar "outdoors!" 

We were down at the Tobacco Patch on Friday night, quite a good turn out, saw a few guys that I haven't seen in ages. It was fun, plus this was probably the first Friday night that we didn't freeze our butts off!

Anyway, a couple of weeks back, Kirkland #1 Chris was over at the house for the cigar get-together and he brought along a beautiful box of Casa Fuente cigars that he had picked up in Las Vegas the week before.

Yeah, I had to have a couple...

Casa Fuente Reserva Superior Limitada
Corona Gorda — 5 5/8 x 46

So I smoked the first one the week before with the gang at the cigar get-together, and the second was down at the Patch on Friday night.

So what did I think? 
I remember saying to Chris at the get together: "Oh man, this is an excellent cigar!" 

Yeah, I loved it! Very smooth taste, perfect burn, and a good draw! Actually, the draw might be a little tight compared to say an Alec Bradley Tempus, which I just smoked on Sunday, but it still delivers plenty of rich smoke. BTW, that Tempus is one helluva smoke bomb - and I mean that in a good way!

Would I buy one again? Well, seeing how you can only buy these in Vegas I'd have to say "hell yes!" Damn good cigars!

Thanks Chris for bringing the box over! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

K-land Cigar Night

As you can probably imagine it's next to impossible to plan an outdoor get-together here in the Pacific Northwest - the weather is too unpredictable, but last Wednesday I saw a glimmer of hope in the projected weather outlook for the weekend: Saturday and Sunday, NO CHANCE OF RAIN!

Oh boy! I crossed my fingers and shot off a few emails to my cigar buddies to see if they wanted to swing by on Saturday night for cigars and drinks.

Well, this was one of those rare occasions when everything seemed to work out OK! I don't think I could have picked a more perfect evening for a cigar event.

Great friends, excellent cigars, comfortable surroundings, plenty to eat and drink - what more could I ask for?

 Few photos...


Already looking forward to the next K-land Cigar Night! It was fun!

Side notes: 
Kirkland #1 Chris - thanks for bringing those My-T-Fine cigars! Glad I grabbed two of them off you. I plan on smoking No.2 this weekend.

Brian - Don't worry about the deck, I'm going to fix it this weekend - piece of cake.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A little story for you...

My friend Josh, the manager of the Lit Lounge, had a "March Madness poll" on the Lit's Facebook page recently. I didn't realize it at the time, but there was a prize involved. Guess who won? 

So on Friday night while we were enjoying a fine cigar and drink up at the Lit Lounge, Josh stopped by our table to present me with the winning cigar. I wish I would have looked at the cigar a little more closely when he handed it to me - HOLY SHEETO! He gave me one helluva nice cigar! JEEZus, Thank-you Josh! 

Which leads me to the review:

Partagas Serie P No.2 Torpedo - Habana

I'll get right down to the bottom line: Stellar! 

You know how I'm always saying that Cuban cigars are way overrated. Well, just shoot me - this cigar is worthy of the bandera Cubana. Excellent smoke all around. Silky smooth, medium bodied, maybe more on the mild side, but in my opinion it's one of the best mild cigars that I've had in a long, long time.

Burn was perfect, draw good, and plenty of smoke on each puff. Even the wifey-poo thought it was exceptional!

I paired it with a glass of Oban single malt scotch (on the rocks) and some dark organic chocolate. Yeah, interesting combo, but this dark chocolate had an intense coffee flavor to it, really brought out the richness of the cigar. And of course the Oban was the perfect way to cleanse the pallet, so to speak.

God, what a great way to end an exceptionally busy weekend. Thanks again Josh - I know you really didn't have to, but your kindness is greatly appreciated! Keep up the good work my friend!

Side note: Kirkland #1 Chris - looking forward to smoking one of those Casa Fuente cigars with you and hearing more about your trip to Vegas! Must have been ʎzɐɹɔ¡