Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Society Presents E.P. Carrillo Friday!

 The Society Presents E.P. Carrillo

Union Cigar Society is proud to represent     
E.P. Carrillo Cigars in our first official event on June 29. 2012; 4 pm-9 pm.

Ernesto Perez Carrillo, the Godfather of boutique cigars is back in the game!
After creating the La Gloria Cubana Cigar line and perfecting it, he decided to make a cigar for his namesake. With this, he has created the E.P. Carrillo Cigar Company.
EPC logo
Society Promotions:

Buy 3 Cigars get 1 free
Buy 10 Cigars get 3 free
Buy a box of Cigars & get 7 free  
All E.P Carrillo cigars are 5% off
Buy 10 or more & receive 10% off

Buy a Box of  Cigars & receive 15% Off and a Cigar Tasting on an Electric Boat that evening!    

RoRo BBQ is going to be catering with plenty of food to go around!

Raffle drawing will take place for lighters, Cutters, & 2 hour gift Certificate for anElectric boat on the Lake! Compliments of
The Electric Boat co.

Event Time: 4pm - 9pm 

Event Date: June 29. 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

ROMEO & Partagas Black Label Weekend

I had a chance to smoke both of these over the weekend and I've got to tell you that I liked the Partagas Black Label considerably more than the new ROMEO cigar. Why? Taste! Back-to-back the Partagas is a powerhouse of smooth full-bodied kick-ass flavor. No comparison between the two. I found the ROMEO to be just another RyJ - I'll smoke it, but definitely not going out of my way to buy one.
(BTW, thanks Kevin for the ROMEO)

Still waiting for summer to start - this has been a pretty crappy June...

Lit Newsletter 6/25/12 Mac & Jacks Event this Thursday

Upcoming Events

CU Lator
Join us this Thursday, June 28th in Lit from 6-9pm as we are joined by Dave Griner from Mac & Jack's brewery in Redmond.

All of you know about the fantastic African Amber from Mac & Jacks, which we serve in Lit, but during this event, we'll have another special beer from them - the bold and hoppy CU Lator barleywine.

This 10% ABV beer is the perfect pairing with a rich cigar. We're also joined by our old friend Patrick Dewitt from General Cigar Co. as we feature a great Buy 4 Get 2 free deal on General's Honduran cigar collection.

We have some great prizes to give away as well, so please join us on Thursday for this fantastic event!

On Saturday, July 14th from 1-4pm, we'll be having an outdoor cigar and scotch event in the Mountain View Plaza. We'll be joined by the good folks at Ardbeg, who are bringing a full size space rocket to show off. They have a great story to tell that involves Ardbeg and outer space. We'll also have some great deals on La Gloria Cubana cigars, as well as a few more surprises, which I can tell you more about in the next email. Mark your calendar for this rare outdoor cigar event!

Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival

Save the date for our second annual Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival, October 13, 2012.

We will announce the details soon regarding ticket prices and the on-sale date, including a special presale for our Lit email list. As of now, we have some great companies already signed up including La Gloria Cubana, Ashton, Alec Bradley, Xikar, ToraƱo and Rocky Patel.

On the spirits side, we've confirmed Woodford Reserve, Mt. Gay Rum, The Glenlivet, Four Roses and Georgetown Beer. Please stay tuned for more details!

Happy Smoking!

Lit Cigar Lounge/Snoqualmie Casino 

37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie WA 98065

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rain City Cigar Presents Cigar Independence Day 2012

Rain City Cigar
in Beautiful Downtown Georgetown 


 Friday, June 29, 2012 
3 pm to 6 pm 


On July 1, 2005 cigar smokers across the great state of Washington had much reason to celebrate, for on that date we were finally freed from the shackles of the oppressive 130% rate of taxation on our cigars.

Montecristo #2's were about $25.00 not $13.50? 
An Excalibur #1 was about $16.00 not $8.50? 
Rocky Patels were twice the price they are today? 

All of America's great cigar smokers are hereby cordially invited to join us at Rain City Cigar to celebrate the Seventh Anniversary of Cigar Independence Day!

This revolutionary event will feature sales fireworks from the two biggest companies in the world of premium cigars

Altadis Cigars with Steve Martin 
The new ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta
  • Buy two ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta cigars and get an instant win scratch ticket. 
Prizes include cigars, hats, shirts, ashtrays, etc...
Also, play a hand of Blackjack against Steve. If you beat him you will be entered for a chance to win a trip for 2 to the Dominican Republic and a tour of the Tabacalera de Garcia factory, the worlds largest!

General Cigar with Patrick DeWitt 
The new Partagas 1845 
  • Buy-3-get-1-free 
  • Buy 10 get an Andre Garcia cigar case free. 
  • Buy a box, get an Andre Garcia travel humidor free! 
Up to a one hundred dollar value! (while supply lasts) 

Now is the time! This is the event! !!

All of the following brands will be on sale on Cigar Independence Day 

Montecristo, Don Diego, Romeo y Julieta, Saint Luis Rey Serie G, Gispert, Vega Fina, Onyx Reserve, Frank Llaneza, Trinidad, SIGLO, Primo del Rey, Por Larranaga, H. Upmann, Juan Lopez, Las Cabrillas, Omar Ortez Originals, Jose Seijas, Mi Dominicana, A. Turrent Triple Play, Don Diego Fuerte, H. Upmann Sun Grown, Warlock.

General Cigar
Astral, Bances, Bolivar, CAO, Cohiba, Don Rex, Don Tomas, Dunhill, El Rico Habano, Havana Honey, Helix, Hoyo de Monterrey, La Escepcion, La Gloria Cubana, La Traviata, Macanudo, Partagas, Punch, Sancho Panza, Stradivarius, W&D, White Star.

Steve & Patrick will be wheelin & dealin, usin all their good old American ingenuity tryin to out compete each other. When the cigar smoke clears, one thing is sure, you, our great customers will be the big winners!


Need a new cutter, lighter or cigar case? 
Check out the coupon below! 

We hope that you and your friends will join us for this event at Rain City Cigar. In the event of inclement weather, or excessive sun (lets hope), the Rain City Cigar "25 Foot Cigar Lounge" will be open so that you can enjoy your cigars in comfort.

Come early for best selection!
Cant make if Friday? No worries, we'll run the discounts on Saturday too!


Event Staff 

Rain City Cigar  
5963 Corson Ave. S.  
Seattle, WA 98108

Friday, June 15, 2012

Annual Little Smoke Cigar Festival August 11, 2012

So now that the Seattle Cigar Expo has been officially cancelled, you're probably wondering what to do now?

Well, if you don't mind a little 5 hour drive, you can head over the mountains to attend Spokane's premier cigar event:

the Annual Little Smoke Cigar Festival 
presented by 

Saturday, August 11 
5:00 pm.
Tickets are limited!

From their website:

The Annual Little Smoke Cigar Festival, is an outdoor cigar festival featuring 25 vendors, from cigars, spirits, wine, breweries, motorcycles, exotic cars, and authentic cigar roller.

Charlie Torano with Torano Family Cigars will be a Special Guest Speaker. Also, Jonathan Drew from Drew Estates will make a Special Guest appearance.

Tickets are $95 and $135 (VIP Meet & Greet). VIP Meet & Greet is available with both Charlie Torano and Jonathan Drew, 1 1/2 hrs before the event starts. Meet and Greet also includes pictures, autographs, extra cigars and prizes. Regular ticket price includes cigars, liquor/beer/wine samples from vendors all across the country!

Tickets are available for purchase online, at Legends of Fire or at the Northern Quest Box Office


This event begins at 5:00 PM.

For more information please contact:
Blake Crossely 
(509) 570-4971 

Northern Quest Resort & Casino 
100 N. Hayford Road 
Airway Heights, WA 99001

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lit Newsletter 6/12/12 Romeo Event this Thursday

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Upcoming Events

RomeoJoin us this Thursday, June 14th in Lit from 6-9pm as we introduce the brand new Romeo by Romeo y Julieta. Our friend Steve Martin from Altadis USA will be on hand and will be giving special scratch cards for everyone who buys at least two sticks of the new Romeo. Scratch to win special prizes!
This new Romeo blend is a fuller bodied expression of the famous brand that is comprised of Dominican filler and binder tobaccos and a dark Ecuadorian Habano seed wrapper.
We'll also be featuring drink specials from Absolut vodka, along with prize drawings and lots of fun. See you there!
On Thursday, June 28 from 6-9pm in Lit, we'll be holding another great event featuring Mac & Jack's brewery and General Cigar Co. We'll have a special limited edition beer from Mac & Jack's, the CU Lator Barley Wine, only available during this event! The cigar special will be a great Buy 4 Get 2 Free deal on General's Honduran Cigar Collection. Mark your calendars!

Father's Day

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we have brought in some very cool samplers that would make great gifts for Dad!
The Padron #88 Sampler contains 5 cigars, including one 1964 Anniversary blend. We also have samplers from CAO, Ashton VSG and La Aroma de Cuba.
Drop by and pick something up for your husband or father, or send a hint to a loved one to get something you really want this year!
Happy Smoking!

Oliva V Lancero

Quick review for you today:

Oliva V Lancero
(7" x 38)

Pencil thin, Churchill size, firmly wrapped.

So what did I think? 
Meh... It was OK. Medium to full bodied, little peppery at times. Draw was  too tight - really didn't get the amount of smoke that I like without puffing the crap out of it.

Would have liked this cigar a lot more had I not smoked an Oliva Serie G right after it. Yeah, the Serie G is one of my favorites.

Would I buy one again?
Actually, my friend Nathan gave me this cigar a few weeks back. I like the V series, just not a big fan of the Lancero.

And life goes on....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lit Newsletter 6/7/12 Romeo y Julieta Event next Thursday

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Upcoming Events 

Join us next Thursday, June 14th in Lit from 6-9pm as we introduce the brand new Romeo by Romeo y Julieta. Our friend Steve Martin from Altadis USA will be on hand and will be giving special scratch cards for everyone who buys at least two sticks of the new Romeo. Scratch to win special prizes!

This new Romeo blend is a fuller bodied expression of the famous brand that is comprised of Dominican filler and binder tobaccos and a dark Ecuadorian Habano seed wrapper.

We'll also be featuring drink specials from Absolut vodka, along with prize drawings and lots of fun. See you there!

We invite you to visit our brand new restaurant, 12 Moons, which will be opening Tuesday, June 19. Visit their webpage for more info on this beautiful space and terrific concept.

Beginning on June 19th, we will no longer be serving food in Lit. We are not equipped for food service and have struggled for quite some time to provide adequate food service to our Lit guests.

We invite you to enjoy one of our casino food outlets, and if you wish to smoke while you eat, you will be permitted to bring to-go food orders from Box Car Deli or Cafe Drip into Lit. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival

We now have an official date for our second annual Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival. It will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.

We're busy putting the details together and will have an on-sale date and ticket prices to announce very soon.

We're planning for a bigger and better event than last year's. We have already confirmed Master Roller Leo Peraza from La Gloria Cubana! Stay tuned for more details!

Happy Smoking!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012




As if the total indoor smoking ban is not draconian enough, the King County Council now wants to ban all tobacco use (cigarettes, cigars, pipes & chewing tobacco) in all King County parks and recreational areas. The county operates 200 parks and 175 miles of regional trails.

The proposal would help reduce littering of cigarette butts (no matter that we already have litter laws) and health problems associated with secondhand smoke, (impossible to quantify in an outdoor environment) county official says.

Read the text of the proposed ban here:

If you would like to help stop this latest ban, please contact the King County Council.
By phone: 206-296-1000 
By e-mail: 

Find your King County Council member here:

Your voices need to be heard! The forces of anti-tobacco are already pushing the council members hard for passage of this ban. The council will vote on this ban next week. Let them know that this is not reasonable or good public policy.

Event Staff 
Rain City Cigar

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cigar Event at JnJ Cigars this Friday the 8th!

This Friday at JnJ Cigars there will be an event featuring cigars from El Primer Mundo, Berger and Argenti, Casa Magna, and La Palina. 

The event is taking place this Friday, June 8th between 4-8pm.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter too for updates on the blog and local cigar events around the PNW. Follow us at @KirklandCigar

-Kirkland Cigar's Number 1, Chris.