Monday, October 28, 2013

Saint Luis Rey Gen2 Event at Rain City Cigar



Friday, November 8, 2013 3-6 PM
@
RAIN CITY CIGAR
IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN

FEATURING
Saint Luis Rey Gen2


It's that time of year. Ahh, Fall. The warm summer days are but a memory, leaves are changing color and falling, sweaters and jackets are becoming the norm.

This is an awesome time of year to get outside on a brisk afternoon and puff on a fine cigar.

Weather permitting we will set up the Rain City Cigar "25 Cigar Lounge" for the last time before we pack it until Spring, come join us!


The new Saint Luis Rey Gen2 is a blend of Honduran and Nicaragua fillers, Nicaraguan binder and an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper leaf. This is a completely new and different blend for Saint Luis Rey that is fuller bodied than the original SLR but still captures all the sweet spots.

In our store for this event will be our Altadis representative Steve Martin to talk all about the new Gen2 cigars from Saint Luis Rey

Steve will have a Buy-Three-Get-One-FREE deal going on sticks and a Buy-A-Box-Get-A-5 Pack-FREE + a Baseball Cap for box buyers.
(These deals apply to Gen2 only)

Rain City Cigar Event Day Discounts
  • 5% OFF EACH CIGAR
  • 10% OFF FIVE OR MORE
  • 15% OFF FULL OR MIXED BOXES OF 20+


Discounts on all Altadis cigars including:
 Casa de Garcia - Don Diego - Gispert - Las Cabrillas
Montecristo - Omar Ortez Originals - Onyx Reserve - Por Larranaga
Primo del Rey - Romeo y Julieta - Saint Luis Rey "G"
Te-Amo - H. Upmann - Vega Fina

We hope that you and your friends will join us for this event at Rain City Cigar.
Come early for best selection!

Can't make it Friday?
We won't leaf you out, we'll continue to run the specials on Saturday!

Event Staff
Rain City Cigar

5963 Corson Ave S
Seattle WA 98108

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San Lotano Oval Lit Cigar Lounge 5th Anniversary Edition

Bought a box of these at the cigar festival a few weeks back...


So what did I think? 

GREAT cigar! 

No kidding! I've smoked a bunch of these since the event and they've moved up to my list of favorites. Honestly, they're a little stronger than what I normally smoke, but Holy Crap, these are good! Absolutely the perfect cigar after a big meal - Smooth, flavorful, perfect draw, tons of smoke, and that oval shape, yeah, it's pretty neat!

Would I buy them again? Unequivocally YES! Superior cigar!

Side notes: 
You may not have noticed this, but there is a link on this blog to a calendar of events - it list all that's happening in King County, plus an occasional post from our friends to the south. (10-7 Habanero Club)
Check it out!




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

J&J Cigars Newsletter: EVENT ON SATURDAY 10/26


J&J Cigars Newsletter 
*Regius of London Event, Saturday October 26*

Dear Friends,

Please join us on Saturday October 26th from 1pm-8pm  to meet Akhil Kapacee, founder of Regius of London Cigars.

Follow this URL to learn more about Regius of London: http://www.regiuscigars.com.

We will be offering some great deals on cigars and will also be serving adult beverages and food.

We hope to see you here!

Sincerely,

 
John Ohm
Owner, J&J Cigars
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Cigar Happy Hour - Tuesdays At J&J Cigars!

Every Tuesday from 3:00 until 6:00, J&J Cigars is hosting Seattle's First "Cigar Happy Hour"!

The 1st cigar you purchase from our featured list each Tuesday during Cigar Happy Hour is 50% off!!  This is a great opportunity to try some fantastic new cigars at an incredible price!

So come down and join us every Tuesday this month from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and your 1st featured cigar on the Happy Hour menu for that day is 50% off!!

J&J Cigars - SODO
3207 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 724-0111

Hours:
Mon - Fri:    11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday:     1:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday:                       Closed


--DON'T FORGET!--

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAYS
3:00-6:00 Every Tuesday!

The 1st cigar you purchase on our featured Happy Hour list is 50% off!!!

About J&J Cigars
John Ohm of J&J Cigars has always catered to the needs of the discriminating cigar enthusiast.  Specializing in hard-to-find premium boutique cigar brands, you will find the walk-in humidor of J&J Cigars replete with the finest selection in Seattle.

Not sure what cigars to try?  Ask John or one of his friendly and knowledgeable Tobacconists for a recommendation and they will be more than happy to help you choose something for your enjoyment.

In need of cigars for Corporate events, Wedding parties, or general Get-togethers?  John Ohm and his staff will be glad to assemble cigar packages custom tailored to your specific needs!

Be sure to stop by or call for the best selection in Seattle, whether fine hand-crafted cigars, premium lighters, handmade briar smoking pipes, or all your humidification needs, J&J Cigars is here for you.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lit Newsletter 10/22/13 Trick or Treat!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trick or Treat!

It's that time of year! We've just received a very limited allocation (40 cigars) of the 2013 installment of Tatuaje's Monster Series, the JV13.

While supplies last, we'll sell you one of these highly sought after cigars for every regular production Tatuaje cigar you purchase, limit 3 per person per day. Here's an informative review of the JV13, with a complete history of the Monster Series.

Join us Thursday, October 31 from 6-9pm as we feature special deals on La Flor Dominicana cigars and Tomatin Highland Single Malt.

We'll be giving away a La Flor DL-700 cigar with your purchase of one Double Press and one Factory Press Limitado cigar.

We'll also have a special $15 flight of the Tomatin malts, including the delicious Limited Edition 15 year aged in a combination of bourbon barrels and temporanillo wine casks.

Only 3,000 bottles or so of this whisky were produced worldwide, truly making it a limited edition single malt.

We hope you'll join us on Halloween for this great pairing!

What's New At Lit

Here's a look at what's new waiting for you next time you visit Lit:

-La Aurora Puro Vintage 2004 - We have a small quantity of this Vintage release from the Dominican Republic's oldest cigar factory. For fans of super premium cigars featuring exquisite aged tobacco, we recommend trying one while they last.

-CAO Flathead - One of the stars of the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival, the Flathead is a full bodied maduro inspired by the classic iconography of pinup girls and hot rods. Sizes range form a 42 ring lancero all the way to a behemoth 7x70.

-San Cristobal Revelation - the newest cigar from Ashton and the Garcia family, the Revelation features the same delicious Sumatra wrapper as the Ashton VSG, but with a medium bodied profile and a great $8-10 price point. We'll officially launch this cigar at an event in December, but we've received a few boxes to test them out right now.

-Cask Strength Whiskey - With cooler weather upon us, we're moving into high proof whiskey season! We have cask strength offerings from Aberlour, Redbreast and Parker's Heritage Collection for you to try on your next visit!

For those of you wondering about the San Lotano Lit 5th Anniversary Oval that we unveiled at WCSF, we'll be officially releasing this cigar to coincide with Lit's 5th Anniversary on Monday, November 4th. Our pal, Clay Roberts, President of AJ Fernandez will be visiting us for a special event in Lit on Friday, November 15. The initial feedback from this cigar has been incredible. We can't wait for you to try it!

Happy Smoking!



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lit Newsletter 10/15/13 Another Great WCSF!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Thank You For Another Wonderful WCSF!

Another successful Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival is in the books!

We hope you enjoyed yourself, and will begin working on next year's event very soon!

Make sure to check out the photo galleries for both the event photos and the CAO Flathead Photo Booth.

If you're a Facebook user, you can tag yourself and your friends as well as share the photos and leave us some comments. Let us know how you enjoyed the event!

Thursday Night Football

Join us for Thursday Night's game between the Seahawks and Cardinals.

As alway's we'll be giving away prizes every time the Seahawks score.

We'll also have drink specials on the brand new Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve and Jameson 12 Year old Irish Whiskies.

Black Barrel is a new blend of Jameson aged in flame-charred bourbon barrels and toasted sherry casks for a darker and more full bodied flavor that is still unmistakably Jameson.

Kickoff is at 5:25pm. We hope to see you there!

Happy Smoking!


Monday, October 14, 2013

WCSF 2013 - Fun, fun, fun!

I don't think there are many cigar events in Washington State that are bigger or better than this one, but boy, what a GREAT time I had!
Click on photo for more pictures

I took these shots with my little point-and-shoot camera. I know, I know, the front of the ticket says NO CAMERAS, but I couldn't resist, plus Josh, the main-man for the whole event, gave me permission, well, actually that was a couple years ago, but heck, it should still apply right?
;)
As always Josh, you and your crew did a stellar job putting this party together for us!

THANK-YOU!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

J&J Cigars Newsletter October, 2013 *TAILGATE PARTY ON SUNDAY*


J&J Cigars Newsletter 
October,  2013

*TAILGATE PARTY ON SUNDAY*

We are following up with some updates about our tailgate party this Sunday. Please see below!

Dear Friends,

We are writing you to follow up with some information about our tailgate party this Sunday October 13th from 10AM to 2PM.



Our SODO neighborhood brewery and gastropub, Gastropod, will be selling beer and will provide a grill for guests to grill their own meats and vegetables.

J&J Cigars will be offering a great 15% discount on ALL CIGARS on our shelves.

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
John Ohm
Owner, J&J Cigars

Cigar Happy Hour - Tuesdays At J&J Cigars!

Every Tuesday from 3:00 until 6:00, J&J Cigars is hosting Seattle's First "Cigar Happy Hour"!

The 1st cigar you purchase from our featured list each Tuesday during Cigar Happy Hour is 50% off!!  This is a great opportunity to try some fantastic new cigars at an incredible price!

So come down and join us every Tuesday this month from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and your 1st featured cigar on the Happy Hour menu for that day is 50% off!!


J&J Cigars - SODO
3207 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 724-0111

Hours:
Mon - Fri:    11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday:     1:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday:                       Closed


--DON'T FORGET!--

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAYS
3:00-6:00 Every Tuesday!

The 1st cigar you purchase on our featured Happy Hour list is 50% off!!!

About J&J Cigars
John Ohm of J&J Cigars has always catered to the needs of the discriminating cigar enthusiast.  Specializing in hard-to-find premium boutique cigar brands, you will find the walk-in humidor of J&J Cigars replete with the finest selection in Seattle.

Not sure what cigars to try?  Ask John or one of his friendly and knowledgeable Tobacconists for a recommendation and they will be more than happy to help you choose something for your enjoyment.

In need of cigars for Corporate events, Wedding parties, or general Get-togethers?  John Ohm and his staff will be glad to assemble cigar packages custom tailored to your specific needs!

Be sure to stop by or call for the best selection in Seattle, whether fine hand-crafted cigars, premium lighters, handmade briar smoking pipes, or all your humidification needs, J&J Cigars is here for you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oktoberfest event at Rain City Cigar

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Friday, October 18, 2013 2-6 PM

@

RAIN CITY CIGAR

IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN

FEATURING
Quesada Oktoberfest

oktober

Oktoberfest is one of the most famous festivals in the world. The yearly celebration attracts millions of people to Munich to partake in the festival, with millions more enjoying the famous beer produced for it.

Traditionally, there is a cigar tent for Aficionados to enjoy a smoke with their brew. This year, the Quesada family has blended a cigar specifically to be paired with the flavorful Marzen-style beer produced for Oktoberfest.
Blended with a variety of flavorful Dominican tobaccos, the Quesada Oktoberfest is available in very limited quantities. Enjoy them with your favorite Oktoberfest beer.

Ed Ryan is our representative for SAG Imports and Quesada cigars and he will have a couple of Oktoberfest cigar deals for you
  • Buy 3 Oktoberfest cigars, get 1 FREE!
  • Buy a box, get 5 FREE + a hat, shirt or beer cozie
Rain City Cigar Event Day Discounts

5% OFF EACH CIGAR
10% OFF FIVE OR MORE
15% OFF FULL OR MIXED BOXES

!! FOOD !!
Is all this Oktoberfest activity making your tummy growl? Well, then you will want to pay a visit to Brat Cart Frau, Cyndy who will be all decked out in Oktoberfest threads!
Spend $150.00 and the Brat's on Rain City Cigar
or
Brat's $5 - Beef Dogs $4 - Includes chips
Sodas or bottled water $1
(Cyndy will be set up for CASH ONLY)
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!! BEER !!
(sorry, not here at the event)


BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
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Full Throttle Bottles will offer a 10% off purchase on the day of the event. Just make your Oktoberfest cigar purchase here and then bring the receipt to FTB to receive
your 10% discount.

Machine House Brewery will offer a $1 Off first pint purchased all weekend long. Just bring in the Oktoberfest cigar band for the discount!
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Full Throttle Bottles & Machine House Brewery are located just a couple blocks away.
They are across the street from each other on Airport Way!

After our event head over to Machine House and have a pint. They are open till 7. Then pop across the street to Full Throttle and pick up your Marzen Brau for the weekend!

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, 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!

Can't make it Friday?
No worries, we'll continue to run the specials on Saturday!
(While supplies last)
CHEERS, 
Event Staff
Rain City Cigar

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Lit Newsletter 10/7/13 Less Than One Week Until the WCSF!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Less Than A Week Until WCSF!

Tickets are selling quickly for our Third Annual Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival, taking place this Saturday, October 12 from 6-10pm in the Snoqualmie Casino ballroom. With only a few short days until the event, if you plan on attending and haven't purchased your tickets, you can get them via this link on Ticketmaster, or avoid service charges by purchasing your tickets in person at the casino box office.

There may not be tickets available by the day of the event, so if you were planning on waiting until the last minute, we urge you to get your tickets in advance.

We're putting all the finishing touches on preparation for this year's event, including getting in our two custom projects:

- Smoke & Mirrors is a collaboration with Black Raven Brewery in Redmond. They filled our empty Woodford Reserve Snoqualmie 2012 bourbon barrel with Imperial Stout back in May and have recently bottled it in preparation to unveil at Saturday's Event. Here's a sneak peak at the label.

- San Lotano Oval Lit 5th Anniversary Special Edition is a collaboration with AJ Fernandez. They've produced a special run of San Lotano Oval featuring a 5-year-old wrapper in honor of our 5th Anniversary this fall. These are also on their way to us just in time to unveil at the WCSF. For a sneak peak, check out pics here, here and here.

Both of these products are something you can only get at Lit and we hope that you enjoy them - they were created with you in mind!

See you on Saturday for another epic Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival!

WCSF Vendor Spotlight - Drew Estate

Saturday's Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival will mark our very first event featuring Drew Estate.Drew Estate is a company that started with very humble beginnings and has grown to become one of the biggest cigar companies in the world in less than 2 decades. You can read more about Drew Estate, their cigars, their background in the NYC art movement, and learn about their eccentric leader by surfing around Drew Estate's website.

Alex Cesa will be on hand at the Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival representing Drew Estate and will have some great deals on Acid, Undercrown, My Uzi Weighs A Ton and Joya de Nicaragua cigars. Drop by, say hello to Alex and learn more about a really cool company that is making some of the best cigars in the world right now.

Happy Smoking!



Lit Cigar Lounge
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Union Cigar Society - Drew Estate Event



The Society Presents:

Drew Estate & Joya de Nicaragua Cigars!  

Union Cigar Society is proud to present Drew Estate Cigars on October 11, 2013; 4 pm-9 pm.

More than just a corporate slogan, The "Rebirth of Cigars" is Drew Estates Mantra!

Drew Estates continuous innovation & product development is what separates them from the pack in the Cigar Industry!

We will be presenting their entire portfolio of cigars which includes:

  • Undercrown
  • My Uzi Weighs a Ton
  • Acid
  • CyB, along with many others from Joya de Nicaragua!!!


Society Promotions:

  • Buy 3 Cigars & get 1 free
  • Buy 10+ Cigars & get 3 free, plus 10% off !
  • Buy 20+ Cigars & get 10 free along with a hat & cutter, plus 15% off  and try the Pre- Release of the New Nica Rustica! (limited Quantity)

20 or more cigars will also get you a Cigar Tasting on an Electric Boat that evening! Along with a ticket for the Drew estate Raffle drawing featuring cigars, ashtrays, and much more!

As always we will have Amazing Catering with plenty of Food & Drinks to Go Around! Rain or Shine, we will be ready for any weather conditions with heaters for our tent!

Event Time: 4pm - 9pm
Event Date: October 11, 2013

Union Cigar Society 
2046 Westlake Ave N
Seattle WA 98109

     


WCSF this Saturday!

Got my ticket to the biggest cigar event of the year! 


We were up at the casino on Saturday night specifically to buy my ticket to the WCSF - luckily they weren't sold out, but I'm sure they will be soon. 

If you've been procrastinating on whether or not to buy your tickets at the door, you might want to call up to the Box Office to see how many tickets are left. I think I'd shoot myself if I drove all the way up there and found out that they were sold out. Yeah, that would suck! Don't wait - buy your tickets now!

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Ever tried the 262 Cigar line? Had my first one on Saturday night up at the Lit Lounge. I noticed that 262 Cigars were on the list of participating vendors for the event this Saturday, so I thought I'd get a head-start and give one a try. 

So what did I think? I liked it! A little stronger than what I'm use to, but a great smooth taste. Only complaint might have been that the draw was a little tight - believe me, this was not an issue, I'm just pickier than hell.... 

Would I buy it again? A box of these, No. But onesie-twosie, sure! They're good, I just can't see smoking them all the time. 
:)


Have a good week and I'll see you guys Saturday!

Friday, October 4, 2013

J&J Cigars Newsletter October, 2013 (Events & Cigars)


J&J Cigars Newsletter
October,  2013

October is a another great month at J&J Cigars!
We have two great events this month! See below for details!

Dear Friends,

J&J Cigars had a great summer. Lots of new cigars, some great events, and new faces have really made for an excellent second half to this year. Here is a quick run-down of the new stuff on the shelf this month:
  •      Christian Eiroa Limited
  •      Asylum
  •      10th Anniversary from My Father Cigars
  •      1502
  •      Nomad
  •      Gonzo
  •      La Palina Maduro
These are all great cigars and have already won devoted following from many of our customers. Please visit the shop soon and ask about these new cigars.

October brings two notable cigar makers to J&J Cigars!

Clint Aaron, founder of 262 Cigars, will be at the shop on October 10th from 12 pm -3 pm. Please join us for the event!

Please join us also on October 26th from 1 pm - 8 pm to meet Akhil Kapacee, founder of Regius of London Cigars.

We will be offering some great deals on cigars for these two events!

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

John Ohm
Owner, J&J Cigars


Cigar Happy Hour - Tuesdays At J&J Cigars!

Every Tuesday from 3:00 until 6:00, J&J Cigars is hosting Seattle's First "Cigar Happy Hour"!

The 1st cigar you purchase from our featured list each Tuesday during Cigar Happy Hour is 50% off!!  This is a great opportunity to try some fantastic new cigars at an incredible price!

So come down and join us every Tuesday this month from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and your 1st featured cigar on the Happy Hour menu for that day is 50% off!!




J&J Cigars - SODO
3207 1st Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 724-0111

Hours:
Mon - Fri:   11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday:      1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday:         Closed

About J&J Cigars
John Ohm of J&J Cigars has always catered to the needs of the discriminating cigar enthusiast.  Specializing in hard-to-find premium boutique cigar brands, you will find the walk-in humidor of J&J Cigars replete with the finest selection in Seattle.

Not sure what cigars to try?  Ask John or one of his friendly and knowledgeable Tobacconists for a recommendation and they will be more than happy to help you choose something for your enjoyment.

In need of cigars for Corporate events, Wedding parties, or general Get-togethers?  John Ohm and his staff will be glad to assemble cigar packages custom tailored to your specific needs!

Be sure to stop by or call for the best selection in Seattle, whether fine hand-crafted cigars, premium lighters, handmade briar smoking pipes, or all your humidification needs, J&J Cigars is here for you.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Zino Event @ Tobacco Patch Bellevue - Friday, Oct.11th

Picked up this flyer while I was on my walk last night...


You'll notice that this event is actually at their Bellevue store, not Kirkland, which might be a problem for me since I get home from work so late. I might try and blast over there anyway, I'd love to check out the ZP Mobile Lounge!

Side Notes: 
The other night my lovely wife and I were out on our deck, the upper deck, enjoying a fine cigar and sipping on something alcoholic, can't remember what, probably bourbon. Anyway, it was a pretty crappy evening weather-wise, cold and damp, and it felt like it could rain at any minute, typical for this time of year.
So we're sitting there and in the distance I can hear a siren, maybe an ambulance or a police car, but the very faint sound of one, pretty common sound, so I didn't even pay attention to it. The next thing I know, I hear what sounds like three large dogs down in the ravine howling away, howling like it's a singing contest to see which one can hit the same pitch as that stupid siren, just a howling away, and all of this is happening just a spitting distance away from where we're sitting!

"HOLY SHEEE-IT, THOSE AREN'T DOGS, THEY'RE COYOTES!"

Yep, they were indeed coyotes! Amazing...You know, if we lived in Issaquah or Sammamish, I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but we live pretty close to downtown Kirkland - we're not suppose to have coyotes out here, are we?!!
They entertained us a few more times that evening, they were kind of cute really, but I'll definitely think twice before I venture into the ravine again. Sheesh! And I thought the raccoons were bad!

PS - we have had a deer in our backyard before, so I guess a coyote or two isn't all that far fetched...
:)