Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lit Email Newsletter 1/29/13 San Lotano event Feb. 2

Special Event this Saturday

On Saturday, February 2 in Lit, we're having a special afternoon event from 3-6pm featuring San Lotano cigars and Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky.
We're going to be joined by one of the funniest guys in the cigar business, Clay Roberts from San Lotano, who will be able to tell you all about the featured blends- San Lotano Connecticut, San Lotano Habano, San Lotano Oval and Pinolero.
We'll have special deals on this red hot brand which has recently been featured in the Cigar Aficionado Top 25. As always, prizes and drink specials will be abundant. We hope to see you there!

Montecristo Epic Tasting Feb. 25

We'll be having a special cigar tasting on Monday, February 25th from 6-8pm featuring the Limited Edition Montecristo Epic #2 and Aberlour Single Malt Scotch Whisky. There are 25 spots for this special tasting event.
Please RSVP by replying to this email with the names of anyone who will be attending. The price for this tasting is $25 and will include a Montecristo Epic #2 Cigar, Montecristo hat, Aberlour 12 year scotch in a souvenir Glencairn whiskey glass. Steve Martin from Montecristo will be on hand to educate us on this outstanding new blend from Montecristo.
There will also be a special deals on Montecristo Epic and Aberlour all evening long. Please RSVP quickly if you wish to attend, as these events fill up quickly!
One final note: We have a private event in Lit during the big game on Sunday Feb. 3 from 2-8pm. The humidor will be open for cigar purchases during this time, but the lounge and bar areas are reserved. We apologize for this inconvenience. For those looking for a spot to watch the game, it will be televised in the casino ballroom, with food, bar and prizes. However, smoking will not be permitted in the ballroom.
Happy Smoking!
Josh Weltmer / Manager
Lit Cigar Lounge

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Xmas Cigars

Little Christmas gift from my daughter...

I was thinking the other day that you might be wondering why I post Event Info/Newsletters from only a few select cigar retailers and Clubs in King County?

The answer is simple - these are my favorites, but more importantly, these are the "best of the best!"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rain City Cigar Mini Event - Pinolero Cigar by A.J. Fernandez

Rain City Cigar

Rain City Cigar Mini Event & Mobile App News

In conjunction with the release of our new mobile app, Rain City Cigar introduces "Spotlight". Every few weeks we will be hosting a mini-event in our store and shining the spotlight on new brands & items via our mobile app. Special notifications, deals and coupons will be available to app users only. Take a look below to see more information about the new Rain City Cigar mobile app so that you will always know what is in the Spotlight!


Friday, February, 1st. 2013



Rain City Cigar in Georgetown

Pinolero by A.J. Fernandez


 Pinolero is A.J.'s long awaited addition to the San Lotano family of fine cigars.  Pinolero - a colloquial term for "local" - features the finest tobaccos from diverse regions of Nicaragua. Filled with rich, luxurious long fillers and wrapped in coveted Fernandez Family leaves, this medium to full bodied smoke not only captures the highly complex flavors of exotic regional Nicaraguan tobacco, but also affords a highly aromatic mellowness which has become the brand standard of A.J.'s highly coveted products.

The one and only Clay Roberts of A.J. Fernandez with be here for this event to introduce Pinolero to you and to discuss all things A.J. Fernandez. Clay will have a couple of deals for you.


We will have our event day discounts in effect during this event

5% Off Each Cigar
10% Off Five Or More
15% Off Boxes

San Lotano cigars eligible for discount only




 La Gloria Cubana Event & NEWS from Rain City Cigars
In our new mobile app you will find many great features
Regular updates to our product selection, WHAT'S NEW!
Event notifications
Educational information in Cigar 101
Special deals for regular 'checker in-ERs'
Special coupon deals
Leave us voice messages
Post on the Fan Wall
Send us photos of you and your friends enjoying our products
Website - Facebook & Twitter links
and more to come.

We hope that you and your friends will join us for this event at Rain City Cigar. 

Event Staff
Rain City Cigar

La Gloria Cubana Event & NEWS from Rain City Cigars

Monday, January 21, 2013

35º F to 35º C

December 25, Christmas morning, pouring down rain, we take an Uber out to Sea-Tac airport to catch a flight to São Paulo  Brazil. One of the most direct (quickest) ways to get to Brazil is through Dallas or Houston, this time we'd fly through Dallas. We left a little early so we would have plenty of time to get some breakfast while we waited for our 1 pm flight. Check-in at the airport was a breeze and the TSA security screening went smoothly. Heck, it's Christmas - no one travels on Christmas day, do they?

On our way to breakfast we just happen to pass our American Airline's departure gate and I noticed that there was another flight leaving for Dallas in a few minutes. I thought to myself, "hmmm, I wonder if we should have taken an earlier flight?"

We continued walking down the concourse on our way to breakfast and I glanced at one of those Departure/Arrival display boards - Guess what, our flight to Dallas is delayed 30 minutes. OH, oh! That will give us less than an hour between flights in Dallas. Inconvenient, but not impossible.

About 5 minutes later I hear over the PA: "If you're on flight 1962 to Dallas (our flight) and would like to leave earlier, we have 2 seats available on Flight 682". WTF? I've never heard them give an announcement like that before? I took it as an omen that we better try and get on that flight. I glanced at my lovely wife and she gave me the deer-in-the-headlights-look and said one word: "RUN!" So I ran like a madman all the way back to the other side of the terminal, got to the podium huffing and puffing and said to the gal: "I'll take those 2 seats!" I was lucky, there was another couple right behind me at the podium that would have gladly taken those seats as well.

Anyway, we arrive in Dallas somewhat early for our next flight, so we needed to try and get a bite to eat. If you've never been to DFW, it's a pretty frickin big airport. Well, you'll never guess what was broken when we arrived? The Sky Train. That's the monorail system that will take you to the correct terminal, kind of like the one at Sea-Tac, only much, much bigger. Luckily, or unluckily, depending on how you look at it, you can actually walk to your terminal, it's a million miles away, but it can be done.

We grabbed some dinner/lunch and just kind of hung around for a while. I noticed on the departure/arrival board that our plane to Brazil was "on-time". However, as time went on, that would change many, many times....

Skipping way ahead - our 8:30pm departure time is now 11:10pm. You see, this was the first time in 38 years that Dallas has had a "White-Christmas", basically just a dusting of snow, but for these guys it was their worst nightmare. Most of the flight are being rerouted or delayed.

Finally we board our aircraft, only to sit there for hours and hours at the gate. We were waiting for more connecting flights to arrive. In fact, the flight that we were originally supposed to take from Seattle to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City, sat there for a few hours, then finally made it to Dallas. There was one person on that Seattle flight that I knew and they were also traveling to Brazil on the same flight as us. She was the very last person to board our plane, then they closed the door and pushed back the aircraft.

Just one more little problem: DFW is not prepared to deice that many aircraft. Yep, we sat there waiting in line for another 3 hours. I kid you not. I've been sitting on this plane for 5 hours and we haven't even got off the ground yet. MOTHER-FOCKER! So my 10 hour flight from Dallas to São Paulo just became a 15 hour flight!

We finally arrive in Brazil late in the afternoon, our driver has been waiting for us since 10:30am - poor guy. We clear immigration and head over to pick up our luggage. Seemed like I stood there forever watching those stupid bags go by, but none of them were ours. Yes, how could the trip get any worse? It just did. We checked 4 BIG bags too. You see when you travel to Brazil they allow you to check 2 bags per person, each can weigh up to 70 lbs. Yes, all our bags were 70 lbs too (wifey-poo never travels light). The worse part was that ALL my cigars were in those bags. OMG!!!

Jeez, standing in line for another hour at the lost baggage counter with 30 other angry people is quite refreshing, especially after such a short flight. Yeah, right...

So, for the next 5 fun-filled days we had no bags. Can you imagine going on a vacation and your first 5 days you have no clothes or toiletries? I must have called American Airlines a billion times. They finally offered, or authorized us to buy what we needed and they would reimburse us later. Didn't really change my mind about American Airlines. You see, the last time I flew on American through Dallas the exact same thing happened, only the last time we were without bags for only 3 days, not 5. It was truly a comedy of errors on American's part. Will I fly American again? What do you think?

Other than that, the rest of my vacation went pretty good, oh, other than my Canon camera breaking. Apparently it doesn't like the high humidity and extreme heat. I'll have to send it in for repairs. Damn...

I've got to tell you though, when my cigars finally arrived, my whole attitude changed for the better... Thank God! It's a bitch trying to find cigars (fine cigars) in Brazil...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lit Newsletter 1/15/13 Upcoming Events at Lit

Tuesday, January 15, 2012

Collingwood and CAO event January 25th

Join us next Friday, January 25 in Lit from 6-9pm for a great event as we're joined by our pal Jon Stave featuring Collingwood, a smooth maplewood mellowed whiskey that's perfect in cocktails or on the rocks.

We'll also be joined by our old friend Patrick DeWitt of General Cigar as we're featuring six different blends of CAO cigars, including the brand new CAO Concert cigar. It's a spicy medium bodied blend covered in a smooth reddish Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.

We also have a few boxes left of a very unique and limited edition CAO cigar called the Left Coast. This cigar is only available to retailers on the West Coast and only 400 boxes of 14 cigars were produced.

It's a big cigar (6 3/4"x72!) pressed into a unique trapezoid shape. Definitely worth trying while we have these in stock!

Cigar Aficionado Top 25 of 2012

On Saturday, February 2 in Lit, we're having a special afternoon event from 3-6pm featuring San Lotano cigars and Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky.

We're going to be joined by one of the funniest guys in the cigar business, Clay Roberts from San Lotano, who will be able to tell you all about the three new blends that are set to arrive at Lit any day now.

We'll have special deals on this red hot brand which has recently named one of Cigar Aficionado Top 25 cigars of 2012. As always, prizes and drink specials will be abundant. We hope to see you there!

One additional note: The Lit Cigar Lounge area will be reserved for a private event during the Super Bowl on February 3 from 3-8 p.m. The humidor will still be open for cigar sales. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Happy Smoking!

Josh Weltmer - Manager - Lit Cigar Lounge
Snoqualmie Casino
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie  WA 98065

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lit Newsletter 1/8/13

Tuesday, January 8, 2012

Upcoming Events at Lit

Sailor Jerry Join us this Friday, January 11 in Lit from 6-9pm as we feature Sailor Jerry rum and Burn by Rocky Patel. We'll have a great $10 drink + cigar special as well as some great deal on Burn cigars and exciting Sailor Jerry cocktails. Burn is one of Rocky's newest blends, a spicy medium bodied Honduran puro.

Originally released as an exclusive to Rocky's Burn Naples cigar bar in Florida, it's now available at Lit. As always, we'll have some great prize giveaways as well, so we hope to see you Friday evening!

The Seahawks playoff run continues at Lit on Sunday. Kickoff is 10am and we'll be open. We've given a prize away every single time the Seahawks have scored this season, but the postseason means we have to step up the intensity!

Last week, we gave away two humidors, so don't miss out on the action for Seahawks Sunday!

Cigar Aficionado Top 25 of 2012

FDLA The most famous "best of" list in the cigar industry is out, and the top cigar of the year according to Cigar Aficionado is the Flor de Las Antillas made by My Father cigars! Of course, we've been smoking these delicious cigars since they were released last summer, but if you haven't tried one, you can pick one up at Lit.

Click here to check out the whole list, including Lit mainstays Romeo by Romeo y Julieta, Macanudo Cru Royale, Tatuaje Cojonu, H. Upmann 1844 Reserve, Padron Family Reserve and more!

Happy Smoking!

Josh Weltmer, Manager
Lit Cigar Lounge / Snoqualmie Casino