Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lit Newsletter 1/22/14 Our Last Jan. Event, Stock Up For The Game!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Upcoming Events at Lit


Join us on Friday, January 31 from 6-8 pm in Lit as we feature cigars from La Aurora and Miami Cigar & Co. along with beer from Redmond's Mac & Jack's Brewery.

We'll be joined by Ed Ryan from Miami Cigar, who has arranged for us to have special commemorative footballs available for this event!

Originally, these cigar-filled footballs were designed for events at the big game in New York, but because the Seahawks have made it, we'll be getting some as well!

There are only a few available and they won't last long!

We'll also have special deals on Guillermo Leon, Fernando Leon and La Aurora cigars, and will be offering both Mac & Jack's African Amber and CU Lator Barleywine Ale during the event!

It's the perfect time to stock up on cigars for your big party later that weekend!

There are still a few spaces left for our special tasting of Hennessy Cognac in Lit on Tuesday, January 28th from 7-9pm. If you'd like to attend this $95 event, which includes a flight of Hennessy's most prestigious marques: XO, Paradis Extra, and Richard Hennessy, along with a rare Cohiba Edición Diamante cigar, featuring a 34 year old Cameroon wrapper from the vintage crop of 1980, please reply to this email or call 425-888-7978 to RSVP.

We'll be joined by Hennessy's global brand ambassador Cyrille Auriol, who will guide us through the intense spectrum of flavors represented by these amazing cognacs, aged up to 200 years!

The lounge will be reserved exclusively for those attending this tasting during the hours of 7-9pm on January 28. We are also hosting a private event in the lounge on Sunday, February 2 from 2-8pm. The humidor will still be open during this time for cigar purchases. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New In Our Humidor

We have a few new items in our humidor worth checking out:

Partagas Master Blender Benji Menendez has retired after 62 years in the cigar business. To honor their living legend, Partagas has released a limited edition Benji Homage cigar. Featuring a Olancho San Augustin wrapper, Broadleaf binder and a full bodied filler blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, this cigar is a must try while they're available.

We also have a few new cigars from Illusione, the Cruzado Marelas Supremas and the ~r~ Rothschildes, both great cigars. The links are to reviews from halfwheel.

New from Rocky Patel, we have the Vintage 2003 Cameroon and the Edge Sumatra, both great choices for sweet, rich cigars at under $10 a piece!

Happy Smoking!


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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Adorini Single Tube Cigar Humidor


If you’re like me, I’m sure you have more than one cigar lighter, and as far as cigar cutters go, you've probably got a drawer full of them, but travel humidors for a single cigar? Yeah right, why would I need that? 

Well, that’s what I used to think…

A single cigar humidor is more practical than you might imagine, I mean think about it, how often do you go someplace and smoke more than one cigar? I know, I know, there are exceptions to the rules, but 90% of the time you’re just going to smoke one and go home, right? 

Now I know a lot of you guys like to carry around those cases that hold a ton of cigars, you know which ones I’m talking about, they’re made of plastic and look like they were built for military use; pretty rugged. Well, those aren't my style. 

The Adorini cigar tube is pretty cool actually, besides looking good and protecting your cigar, it does an excellent job of keeping your investment at a perfect humidity. I guess that’s really the bottom-line, when you spend the kind of money that we do on a cigar, you definitely want it to be as near to perfection as possible when you light it up, at least I do. ☺

So I’ll tell you a few other little observations – If you have one of these and you’re traveling, I suggest that you put it in your checked luggage, not your carry-on. Why? Well, if you run it through the TSA scanner at airport security, it basically looks like a stick of dynamite to them. They’ll stop you every time. Put it in your checked bag and no one will be the wiser. 

Also, when my lovely wife and I go out for the evening, and it’s a place where we can smoke, I usually have her carry my cigar(s) for me in her purse. Heck, it’s a big bag, why not?  Anyway, she doesn’t mind carrying the Adorini tube for me, plus she can pull it out of her bag in about two seconds, whereas before she would have to do a search-and-rescue mission to find anything!. ☺

Gotta love her!

So if you’re curious like I was, here’s a link to a company that sells them: 

Side note: 
Was down at the Patch on Thursday night – seems like I haven’t been down there in ages? Well, I know I haven’t been down there since last year.  ☺ Good talking to the gang again...

Till next time, take care...





Go Seahawks!!!




Friday, January 17, 2014

J&J Cigars: Seahawks tailgate party this Sunday @ J&J - 20% OFF!!!



J&J Cigars Newsletter 

SEAHAWKS NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TAILGATE PARTY!!!
 
SUNDAY JANUARY 19, 11am-3pm

20% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES OF $75+
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS 

GASTROPOD RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS NEXT DOOR



Dear Friends,

Please join us at J&J Cigars in SODO for a tailgate party this Sunday, January 19th from 11am-3pm. We will be offering 20% off on all inventory except for limited series and Davidoff.

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

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--DON'T FORGET!--

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

The 1st cigar you purchase on our featured Happy Hour list is50% off!!!  

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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, January 15, 2014

Lit Newsletter 1/15/14 Special Hennessy Tasting Jan 28


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Special Hennessy Tasting


We will be holding a special tasting of Hennessy Cognac in Lit on Tuesday, January 28th from 7-9pm. There is limited space available for this $95 event, which includes a flight of Hennessy's most prestigious marques: XO, Paradis Extra, and Richard Hennessy.

This is a great opportunity to taste these great products, aged as long as 200 years, at a fraction of their retail price!

The tasting will also include a rare Cohiba Edición Diamante cigar, featuring a 34 year old Cameroon wrapper from the vintage crop of 1980!

We'll be joined by Hennessy's global brand ambassador Cyrille Auriol, who will guide us through the intense spectrum of flavors represented in these amazing cognacs.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing jweltmer@snocasino.com, replying to this email, or calling 425-888-7978.

Please respond quickly as space is limited.

The lounge will be reserved exclusively for those attending this tasting during the hours of 7-9pm on January 28. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Other Upcoming Events at Lit

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday January 16 in Lit from 6-8pm as we feature cigars by Foundry Tobacco Co. and Whisky from Pendleton.

We'll have ambassadors on hand from both brands and plenty of great deals and prizes to give away! We hope to see you there!

On Sunday, February 2, our lounge is reserved for a private event from 2-8pm. Our humidor will be open throughout the day for cigar purchase, however. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Happy Smoking! 

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cigars in French Polynesia


If there is one lesson that I've learned from travelling overseas: 

Never assume that they sell cigars where you're going! 

I just got back from two glorious weeks in the South Pacific, and yes, I followed the code and packed two weeks' worth of cigars in my suitcase. Good thing I did too, you'll be hard-pressed to find any place that sells them over there. We visited 6 islands and I never did come across one shop, bar, or lounge that sold cigars. The only exception that I found is when you are leaving Tahiti, they have a nice Duty Free Shop at the airport that has an excellent selection of cigars, Cuban as well, but this is for departing passengers only! Doesn't do much good if you're just getting there...

Anyway, we had a great time - beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, friendly people, and sting rays/manta rays all over the fricking place! Unbelievable! Amazing to watch them glide along so gracefully so close to you.

If you do get out this way, make sure to stop by Rangiroa, this was probably my favorite place - words cannot describe how pretty it is there...

Side note: 
So the day before our flight back to the USA, it rained, but only in the morning, the afternoon was just cloudy, and I'm not talking that thick Seattle marine layer cloudy, but just high clouds with really no chance of sun. Anyway, my lovely wife and I decided to sit next to the pool at the hotel and relax, I mean heck, it's 89º out here! Now the entire 2 weeks that we've been here, I've been using 50 and 30 SPF sunscreen, and I've got a pretty good tan going. Well, guess who forgot to put on sunscreen on this wonderfully cloudy day? Yep, I got burnt to a crisp. Oh man, my face was charred big time. I really should have known better too, because a few years back we were at the beach in the south of Brazil (Camboriu, SC), and it rained for a week straight, so on the last day of our vacation I decided not to put on any sunscreen, I mean it's cloudy, what could possibly happen? Yeah, thinking like a Seattleite can get you in big trouble. I hope I've finally learned my lesson...

Watch for my next blog - going to review a humidor that I bet you've never seen before....

Take care!














Monday, January 13, 2014

Lit Newsletter 1/7/14 Foundry Event & CA Top 25



Upcoming Events at Lit

Please join us on Thursday, January 16th in Lit from 6-8pm as we feature cigars by Foundry Tobacco Co. and whisky from Pendleton.

We'll be joined by our good friend Patrick Dewitt of General Cigar as we do our first event featuring the Foundry cigars, which are easily the most popular new cigar brand we've seen in several years.

We'll have deals on both series of Foundry cigars, along with the new Compounds, Elements & Musings line. Here's a review of the Foundry Shoreham from The Humidor Blog to whet your appetite! Prizes include a stunning travel humidor, which uses the gear from the Foundry Wells cigar as a secret key!

Also joining us on this evening is Matt from Pendleton Whisky as we feature drink specials on the original Pendleton and the 12 year old 1910 Rye.

We hope to see you at Lit for this great event!

Note: Our lounge area will be reserved for a private event on Sunday, February 2 from 2-8pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our humidor will still be open for cigar purchases during this time.


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Cigar Aficionado Top 25

If you haven't had the chance to peruse the latest issue of Cigar Aficionado featuring their Top 25 Cigars of 2013, you can see the entire list here.

You can find many of the cigars on this list at Lit, including the #2 cigar of the year, Aging Room Quattro F55. It's a delicious full bodied cigar with a box press that wowed the editors who gave it a 95 rating!

You can also find Top 25 cigars from Ashton, Gurkha, Padron, Arturo Fuente, La Flor Dominicana, Fernando Leon, La Aroma De Cuba, Casa Magna, My Father, Alec Bradley and Romeo y Julieta!

Happy Smoking!

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