Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Hours, New Cigars @ Lit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Hours

Beginning in March, the Lit Cigar Lounge will have new hours of operation. Come join us for a drink and cigar during the following times:

  • Monday-Thursday 2:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. - Midnight

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.

New at Lit

We've got a few new things in stock that are worth checking out on your next visit:

Punch Rare Corojo - The Rare Corojo is a seasonal blend from Punch that makes its appearance in shops around this time every year and lasts until Summer. This year, they've added a big new size, El Diablo, for all you big ring gauge lovers!

Romeo Anejo - If you missed our Romeo y Julieta event earlier in the month, we debuted a new blend featuring a stalk-cut Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and packed with vintage tobaccos aged at least five years. Medium to full bodied and balanced, the Romeo Anejo is already a hit.

Don't forget about our event on March 5 with Michael Giannini of Foundry Tobacco Co. and La Gloria Cubana! We'll have a special edition La Gloria release called "Tres Puros" available at the event which features three new blends, each featuring only tobacco from Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic respectively. We'll have some great specials on all three generations of Foundry cigars, the Compounds, Elements and Musings line, and of course your favorite La Gloria blends. Join us from 6-8p.m. in Lit, meet Michael along with Sara from Sierra Nevada Brewing, and enjoy some inventive beers with the most creative man in the cigar business!

Happy Smoking!

Lit Cigar Lounge

Snoqualmie Casino 
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Foundry Tobacco Co. Event @ Rain City Cigar

Friday, March 6th, 2015 ~ 3-6 pm
Rain City Cigar
in Beautiful Downtown Georgetown


Foundry Tobacco Co. 

 < Click image above to learn all about the brand >

Buy 4 Foundry or La Gloria Cubana cigars - Get 1 FREE

Plus, Patrick is bringing some Super Cool gifts for box purchases. Watches, Humidors, Lighters.. It's a veritable cornucopia of extras!

5-15% off all General Cigars

Partagas, Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, Macanudo, Cohiba, Excalibur, La Gloria Cubana, Don Tomas, CAO, El Rico Habano,  La Traviata, Dunhill, Torano, Leccia

Plus, come meet This Guy!

Click the above photo to find out who he is, and why you'll want to meet him..

Rain City Cigar Event Day Discounts

  • 5% Discount for up to 4 featured cigars
  • 10% Discount on 5 to 19 featured cigars
  • 15% Discount on full or mixes boxes of 20 or more!

Come early for the best selection! Can't make it Friday? No worries, we'll continue to run the specials on Saturday! While supply lasts.

Hope to see you here!
Your friends at Rain City Cigar
5963 Corson Ave S
Seattle WA 98108

Friday, February 20, 2015

Upcoming Events at the Lit

Friday, February 20, 2015

Michael Giannini

Our next event will be in Lit on Thursday, March 5 from 6-8pm as we'll be hosting Mr. Michael Giannini, the mastermind behind Foundry Cigar Co. and La Gloria Cubana.

One of the most creative minds in the cigar business, Michael will be presenting all three generations of Foundry cigars, along with the Compounds, Elements and Musings lines, as well as the classic La Gloria Cubana blends you all know and love.

We'll also be joined by our old friend Sara Williamson from Sierra Nevada, as we feature several of their fantastic beers, including the Ovila Abbey Quad, a belgian style ale brewed in partnership with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Come out and meet Michael, enjoy special deals on Foundry and La Gloria Cubana cigars, and try some creative and tasty beer all at once during this very special event!

Prohibition Event March 19

We'll be holding a special ticketed Prohibition event in Lit featuring Rocky Patel's new Prohibition cigars and the lovely Jessica Tyann, Rocky's Prohibition ambassador, March 19th from 8-10pm.

Tickets are $45 and include a Rocky Patel Prohibition cigar, a special Boardwalk Empire Prohibition cocktail with souvenir flask, and one $45 credit toward the purchase of a 16 count jar of Prohibition cigars during the event.

We'll also have some fantastic Prohibition era cocktails featuring Knob Creek Rye, Canadian Club and Pinnacle Gin, along with some fabulous door prizes as well.

Only 30 spaces are available for this very special event. To get your ticket, see your Lit tobacconist while they last! Your best Prohibition era attire is encouraged.

Happy Smoking!

Lit Cigar Lounge

Snoqualmie Casino
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Thursday, February 12, 2015

H.R. 662 & S. 441 - Take Action Now and Contact Your Members of Congress

February 12, 2015 

Take Action Now:

H.R. 662 & S. 441 Have Been Filed To Protect Your Ability to Enjoy Premium Cigars Without Federal Regulation
Its Time For You To Contact Your Member of Congress


On April 25, 2014, the FDA issued 241 pages of regulations that would change your passion for premium cigars, forever.  In response to these draconian proposed regulations, legislation has been filed in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate that will exempt premium cigars from regulatory authority by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

H.R. 662 and S. 441 were both introduced recently with bi-partisan support in both chambers.

In the House,  H.R. 442 now has 43 co-sponsors, and in the Senate, S. 441 was introduced with 10 original co-sponsors.

With the introduction of both of these bills, petitions are now live on CRA's website.

It is critical that you take action now, and contact your Members of Congress and respectfully ask that they support premium cigars, by co-sponsorsing H.R. 662 and S. 441.

To view and fill out the petition, please click here.

Cigar Rights of America would like to thank the following Members of Congress for supporting the premium cigar industry:

H.R. 662 Co-Sponsors

  • Rep. Posey [R-FL-8]
  • Rep. Castor [D-FL-14]
  • Rep. Sessions [R-TX-32]
  • Rep. Foxx [R-NC-5]
  • Rep. Calvert [R-CA-42]
  • Rep. Jolly [R-FL-13]
  • Rep. Buchanan [R-FL-16]
  • Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA-3]
  • Rep. Hunter [R-CA-50]
  • Rep. Clay [D-MO-1]
  • Rep. Brady [D-PA-1]
  • Rep. Graves [R-MO-6]
  • Rep. Ross [R-FL-15]
  • Rep. Pompeo [R-KS-4]
  • Rep. Murphy [R-PA-18]
  • Rep. Yoder [R-KS-3]
  • Rep. Murphy [D-FL-18]
  • Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL-25]
  • Rep. Cole [R-OK-4]
  • Rep. Grayson [D-FL-9]
  • Rep. Rogers [R-KY-5]
  • Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL-27
  • Rep. Cardenas [D-CA-29]
  • Rep. Wilson [D-FL-24]
  • Rep. Kelly [R-PA-3]
  • Rep. Collins [R-NY-27]
  • Rep. Royce [R-CA-39]
  • Rep. Hastings [D-FL-20]
  • Rep. Harris [R-MD-1]
  • Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL-16]
  • Rep. Griffith [R-VA-9]
  • Rep. Costa [D-CA-16]
  • Rep. Blackburn [R-TN-7]
  • Rep. Roskam [R-IL-6]
  • Rep. Walberg [R-MI-7]
  • Rep. Denham [R-CA-10]
  • Rep. Rokita [R-IN-4]
  • Rep. Duncan [R-SC-3]
  • Rep. Shuster [R-PA-9]
  • Rep. Holding [R-NC-13]
  • Rep. Issa [R-CA-49]
  • Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ-9]
  • Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL-12]

S. 441 Co-Sponsors

  • Senator Nelson [D-FL]
  • Senator Rubio [R-FL]
  • Senator Casey [D-PA]
  • Senator Toomey [R-PA]
  • Senator Gardner [R-CO]
  • Senator Heller [R-NV]
  • Senator Vitter [R-LA]
  • Senator Hirono [D-HI]
  • Senator Tester [D-MT]
  • Senator Menendez [D-NJ]
  • Senator Manchin [D-WV]

CIGAR RIGHTS OF AMERICA | 300 New Jersey Avenue, Northwest | Suite 900 | Washington | DC | 20001

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lit Lounge - Heaven Hill/Romeo y Julieta event this Thursday!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Upcoming Events at Lit

Join us this Thursday, February 12, in Lit from 6-8pm for a special event featuring whiskeys from the illustrious Heaven Hill Distillery and Romeo y Julieta cigars.

We'll have a great whiskey flight along with some fabulous whiskey cocktail specials to try. Steve from Romeo y Julieta will be on hand with some event deals on all Romeo cigars, including the brand new Romeo AƱejo, which is just hitting store shelves this week.

As always, we'll have prizes to give away, so arrive early for this great event!

Michael Giannini

Mark your calendars! We'll be hosting Michael Giannini, the mastermind behind Foundry Cigar Co. and La Gloria Cubana, here in Lit on Thursday, March 5 from 6-8pm.

Besides being one of the most creative minds in the cigar industry, Michael is a fun and interesting person and someone worth meeting. We'll also be joined by our old friend Sara Williamson from Sierra Nevada, as we feature several of their fantastic beers, including the Ovila Abbey Quad, a Belgian style ale brewed in partnership with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.

Come out and meet Michael, enjoy special deals on Foundry and La Gloria Cubana cigars, and try some creative and tasty beer all at once during this very special event!

Happy Smoking!

37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rain City Cigar - Cigar Association of Washington Fundraisers

as a member of the 

Cigar Association of Washington
Cigarabration 2015!
We invite the cigar aficionados of Washington State and environs to attend this event in support of the Cigar Association of Washington and their efforts in Olympia promoting cigar friendly legislation.
This event sells out every year!

Cigarabration will feature...
  • Top shelf signature cigars from several prominent premium cigar manufacturer
  • Gourmet appetizers prepared by the Chefs at Seattle's El Gaucho Steakhouse
  • Premium Spirits provided by Tini Bigs Cocktail & Martini Bar
  • Meet and Greet sponsoring Washington State Representatives, Senators, and industry lobbyists


The Cigar Association of Washington is pleased to announce its  annual fundraising event is set for Sunday, March 1st, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm.
We cordially invite you to attend this event which will be held at The Vertigo ClubSeattle's finest and only private cigar club.
Cocktails by Tini Bigs, Seattle's 2nd best cocktail bar.
Appetizers provided by El Gaucho, the Northwest steakhouse legacy.


  • Date:  Sunday, March 1st
  • Time: 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Place: The Vertigo Club. 3000 Utah Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134 (360)204-6171
  • Cost:  $100.00  ($104.49 w/service fee)

Click Here For Tickets: Cigar Association of Washington Fundraiser

We hope to see you there!          
Your friends at Rain City Cigar
5963 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Six Miles Difference

Now I know how it feels to be a Green Bay Packers Fan. Incredible that the Seahawks lost the Super Bowl! I still can't believe it!

Oh well, life goes on...

So I wanted to check this out last Friday night - 
Lately, a lot of the Kirkland bunch have been traveling north to the Tulalip Casino to meet up for cigars and gaming. Now I've always thought that you couldn't smoke cigars at Tulalip? 
I was wrong!

You can indeed smoke cigars at Tulalip, in fact they have a little humidor up at the bar with a very small, but adequate selection. The bar I'm talking about is located right across from the Draft Sports Bar. You can't miss it - big open room loaded with slot machines, big screen TVs, and plenty of seating. This technically is not a cigar lounge, but I'm assuming that this is where you would want to come for one. 

Yeah, the gang was here having a good time on Friday night, and I must admit that I enjoyed it as well. It's a nice place to kick back with friends, enjoy a cigar, have a drink, and maybe do a bit of gambling. All in all, it was worth the drive.

So you're probably asking: "Is this the new hang out?" Personally I'd say "no", at least not for me, but I'm sure if you live near Marysville that this would be the obvious choice. 

One reason why I can't see driving up here instead going to the Lit Lounge, is the distance. Now it might only be six and half miles further from Kirkland, but the traffic on I-5 sucks! No matter what time of day and which directions you're traveling, I-5 is always bad. In comparison, I-90 up to the Lit is wide open, maybe a touch of traffic in Issaquah, but after that, it's 70 mph!

In my mind, there's no comparison. The Lit is my destination of choice. It is a true cigar lounge, made specifically for aficionados like me, plus I really like the people that work there - they know how to treat you right!

Now I've heard that the Lit Lounge is more expensive than Tulalip, and that might be true on a few items, but overall, it's all about convenience, and I really don't like driving out of my way to save a few bucks. I like to go where I feel at home. 
Anyway, will I go back to Tulalip? Sure, but it'll be a while...

Side notes: 
Not sure if you've been paying attention or not, but there is some legislative action going on in Olympia regarding establishing a special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops: HB 1296

It's all still in the early stages, but now is the time to contact your representatives. Believe me, it does make a difference! 

Here's a reply that I received from my State Representative the other day: 

Thank you so much for writing to voice your support for HB1296! HB1296 is still being heard in front of committee (not one of the committees I am on), so it may be some time before it reaches the floor to be voted on. I will take your comments into consideration and I will be tracking the bill as it moves through the process.

Thanks again and please don't hesitate to continue to be in touch! If you are ever in Olympia, I hope you will stop by my office!



Joan McBride
State Representative, 48th District

Make your voice heard!  Here's a quick link to Cigar Rights of America, where you can voice your opinion:  

Say YES to Washington House Bill 1296

Make sure to edit the wording before you submit your response, you'll see what I mean once you've read the canned message on the CRA site. 

Take care!