Tuesday, November 26, 2013

La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero

Big Dog Cigar - 6.5 x 60

You know, when I look at this cigar sitting on the counter all by itself, it looks pretty normal - rich color wrapper, normal proportions, attractive label, everything looks just fine, but when I pick it up and hold it in my hand, I gotta tell ya: "IT WAS MADE FOR A GIANT!"  No kidding - It's big, very BIG! That being said, once you get over that awkwardness of puffing on a cigar of this enormity (60 gauge), you'll see that it's really a great smoke, even for all us little people. Honestly, who was this cigar designed for?

Anyway, I've smoked a bunch of these double ligeros in all shapes and sizes, and they're not as ass-kicking as you might think. Yes, they're definitely fuller bodied than say your run-of-the-mill Oliva, but all-in-all they're pretty darn smooth and not as peppery as you've been led to believe. Draw and burn are pretty much right on the mark, never had any complaints, and the cigar produces a fair amount of smoke. It's really the perfect "after-dinner" cigar and it pairs well with just about anything - bourbon or rum tend to be my libations of choice these days.

Would I buy it again? Heck yes! It may not be at the top of my list and I doubt I'll buy one of these baseball bats again, but for sure I'll buy the double ligero blend. Delicious smoke!

Side Notes: 
News on HB 1750 / SB 5070 (establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops) - just thought you might be curious where the Bill stands...

History of the Bill

as of Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:53 PM
Sponsors:Representatives PettigrewCarlyleHurstCondottaBlakeKirbyChandlerGoodman,
Feb 7 First reading, referred to Business & Financial Services. (View Original Bill)
Feb 14 Public hearing in the House Committee on Business & Financial Services at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 19 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Business & Financial Services at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
BFS - Executive action taken by committee.
BFS - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Feb 21 Referred to Appropriations.
May 13 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Nov 7 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

If you'd like to send a little note to your state representative, follow this link: 

Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Friday event at Rain City Cigar

Friday, November 29, 2013

Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate

All right, put this date on your holiday schedule before somebody else does! The big Thanksgiving feast is behind us, the ball games are in the books. Now it's time to get off the couch and kick off the holiday shopping season! Put Rain City Cigar on your list of shopping destinations and come check out the new Limited Release Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate.

We are the only store in the greater Seattle area where you can find this fabulous cigar!

Herrera Esteli is the brainchild of Willy Herrera, newest member of the Drew Estate team. Willy's presence at Drew Estate is notable, as he brings an authentic Cuban influence to the team. Herrera Esteli is a medium plus blend that is exceptionally creamy with great balance of spice and sweet. Herrera Esteli received a rating of 93 Points from Cigar Aficionado and a Final Score of 92 from Halfwheel

Buy three Drew Estate cigars, must include one Herrera Esteli, get another cigar free!
Buy a box of D.E. cigars, get another six cigars free + a cutter!

Rain City Cigar Event Day Discounts


Discounts on Drew Estate cigars including:
 Herrera Esteli - Natural by Drew Estate - ACID - Liga Privada -Undercrown - La Vieja Habana - Joya de Nicaragua - Tabac
In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we'd like to thank all of our customers for supporting us over the years by giving every one of them (you?) a gift just for stopping by!! Just mention the (this?) email, and pick a gift... Hats, shirts, cutters, cigar castes, humidors, lighters, coffee mugs, and some surprises!

Due to high demand we have been able to obtain a few more Toast Across America packs.
If you have been procrastinating on this, now is the time to get your name on the list before these packs sell out as they do every year.

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 leave 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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Monday, November 11, 2013

Lit Newsletter 11/11/13 Glenfiddich & Saint Luis Rey event Friday

Monday, November 11, 2013

Upcoming Events at Lit

Join us on Friday, November 15th from 6-9pm in Lit as we feature Glenfiddich Single Malt and Saint Luis Rey Gen2 Cigars. We'll have a brand ambassador from Glenfiddich on hand to talk about their great whiskys. We'll be offering a flight of the 12, 15 and 18 year for only $5! That is not a misprint. Take advantage of this great chance to reacquaint yourself with one of the finest Scotch whiskies on the market.

We'll also be joined by our friend Steve Martin from Altadis USA who will have some great deals on one of their best releases of the past year, the Gen2.

If that's not enough reason to come out for this event, we'll be saying goodbye to our bartender Jeni, who'll be working her last shift at Lit as she moves on to a new career. We're sad to see her go, but excited for her at the same time.

In an earlier newsletter, I mentioned that we had a San Lotano event coming up in November.

That event is actually Friday, December 13. We'll be joined by President of AJ Fernandez Clay Roberts along with our good buddy Jon Stave from Brown-Forman as we hold our annual Woodford Reserve holiday event, something we've done every year and is one of our best events of the year.

Mark your calendar for December 13 and join us for a great deal on the San Lotano Oval 5th Anniversary cigar, now available only at Lit.

Kirkland Cigar Club did a great review on this cigar which you can read about here.

Holiday Gift Time

It's that time of year, when all of our manufacturers are sending out their holiday gift packs, perfect for the cigar lover in your life. Here are some things in stock now that are perfect for the cigar lover in your life:

-Macanudo Vintage Travel Humidor ($95) Contains six Macanudo Vintage 2000 cigars, packed in a beautiful leather bound travel case.

-Rocky Patel Decade 95 Rated Sampler ($75) Contains three Decade and three Decade Limitada cigars along with a dual torch lighter.

-Brickhouse Mighty Mighty Sampler ($23) Contains four Brickhouse 6x60 cigars in a special gift box.

-General Cigar Co. Gift Packs ($30) Choose from 5 pack samplers of General's Honduran, Dominican or Nicaraguan cigars.

-Macanudo Sampler with Lighter ($55) Contains three Macanudo Cafe and three Macanudo Vintage along with a torch lighter.

These are all available while supplies last, so pass this email along to your loved ones as a subtle hint on what you would like this holiday season!

Happy Smoking!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

J&J Cigars Newsletter: Tailgate Party on Sunday 11/3 *15% Discount*

J&J Cigars Newsletter 


Dear Friends,

Please join us at J&J Cigars in SODO for a tailgate party this Sunday, November 3rd from 10am-2pm. We will be offering 15% off on all inventory except for limited series.

We hope to see you here!


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

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


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.