Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Upcoming Events at Lit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

RyJ event on July 1st

Join us on Wednesday, July 1 in Lit from 6-8pm as we feature cigars from Romeo y Julieta and whiskey from Knob Creek and Maker's Mark!

We'll be joined by Steve Martin from Altadis USA, who will be bringing a STOCKED humidor full of the brand new ROMEO Añejo cigar to give away to one lucky guest!

It's a great opportunity to stock up for the upcoming holiday weekend by enjoying some great deals on this time tested brand, which dates back to 1875.

Among the RyJ lines we'll be featuring are the new ROMEO Añejo, along with the original ROMEO, Cigar Aficionado's #3 Cigar of the Year in 2012, Reserva Real, Vintage, and Romeo 1875.

In addition we'll have drink specials on Knob Creek Rye, Maker's #46 as well as the limited Maker's Mark Cask Strength. We look forward to seeing you at Lit for this fantastic event!

Macallan event on July 16th

On Thursday, July 16th we'll be joined by brand ambassador Jason Moore from The Macallan as we feature a one-of-a-kind deal on a flight of their world famous single malt whisky.

We've just received the brand new Macallan Rare Cask, one of the most elegant and rich single malts we've ever carried. On this night, enjoy a flight of 12 year, 15 year and Rare Cask for only $25.

We'll also have some great cigar specials from Miami Cigar Co. on both the Nestor Miranda Collection from Nicaragua and La Aurora from the Dominican Republic.

Mark your calendars for another great night of cigars and whisky!

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

New World by AJ Fernandez

I've heard a lot of good things about this cigar...

New World
AJ Fernandez


So what did I think? 

Loved it! Might not be the best cigar I've ever smoked, but I liked it enough to want to buy a box of them. Yessiree, pretty damn good cigar indeed! 

Selling points? 
Box press, perfect draw, rich and creamy mild smoke throughout.

None. Well, maybe one, and it's not something that I would complain about, but maybe you would - the flavor is the same from beginning to end. In my opinion, that's a plus, but I know a lot of you guys like a more complex smoke. 

Anyway, I encourage you to give this a try, I'm sure you're going to love it!

Side notes: 
Just returned from South America and I've found a place that has worse drivers than Brazil: 

Reñaca Beach
Viña del Mar, Chile

Rain City Cigar Presents Cigar Independence Day 2015

Friday - June 26 - 2015
2 pm to 6 pm
Rain City Cigar 
in Beautiful Downtown Georgetown

Our BIGGEST event of the year
 Cigar Independence Day

This year we're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of that historic day, July 1st 2005, when
Washington State Tobacco Tax was REDUCED (yep, reduced) from 129.75%, and capped at just 50 cents per cigar. A truly momentous day for us all!!


We've invited two of our favorite Cigar Company Representatives to come down and shower you with deals.

Steve Martin from Altadis USA featuring the new Romeo y Julieta Anejo, will be raffling off a humidor full of Romeo Y Julieta Anejo cigars along with other cool merch!

Altadis USA Brands

Casa de Garcia, Don Diego, Gispert, H Upmann, Juan Lopez, Montecristo, Las Cabrillas, Omar Ortez, Onyx Reserve, Primo del Rey, Romeo y Julieta, Saint Luis Rey, Jose Seijas, Te Amo,
Vega Fina


Patrick DeWitt from General Cigar Co.
Featuring the CAO America
"If you don't smoke a CAO America on the 4th of July, you're a Communist"
-Ed Trevino
Need a new Golf Bag to make your friends jealous? Win this one! Only one golf bag, but lots of other prizes to be had, including one highly coveted CAO Bratalia Ashtray!

General Cigar Company Brands

CAO, Cohiba, Don Rex, Don Tomas, Dunhill, El Rico Habano, Hoyo de Monterrey, La Gloria Cubana, La Traviata, Macanudo, Partagas, Punch, Stradivarius, and White Star


Rain City Cigar Event Day Discounts

  • 5% off 1-4 featured brands
  • 10% off 5-19 featured brands
  • 15%* Off Full or Mixed boxes of 20 or more featured brands
 (*unless otherwise stated)

Come hungry, because we've invited Frank's Hot Dog Cart and Catering to come down and feed us all! Because, c'mon, everyone loves a Hot Dog Cart!! Check him out here.

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 (let's hope), 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 if Friday? No worries, we'll run the discounts on Saturday too!
While supplies last.

See you soon! ~ Your Friends at Rain City Cigar

Rain City Cigar
5963 Corson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


The 6th annual Little Smoke Cigar Festival, winner of the 2014 Inland Northwest Tourism Award for Exceptional Festival of The Year, returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Saturday, September 12. Featuring the best in cigars and fine spirits, Little Smoke delivers an experience you won’t soon forget. Rub shoulders with the who’s who of the cigar world, learn the detailed art of cigar rolling from an authentic cigar roller herself, sample the finest spirits, wine and brews and indulge yourself to your heart’s content.

Two ticket types are available for this incredible event – general festival and VIP tickets. Each general festival ticket includes 20+ cigars, drinks and food for the event on Saturday, September 12. Or, enjoy a VIP experience which includes a meet and greet and plated dinner with several leading cigar industry personalities on Friday, September 11. VIP tickets include entrance into the main event on Saturday and everything included in the general admission.

VIP Event - Friday, September 11 at 6pm (incl. admission for General event)
General Event - Saturday, September 12 at 5pm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VIP Event - Friday, September 11 at 6pm 

(incl. admission for General event)

September 11, 6:00PM
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Tickets: $225

General Event - Saturday, September 12 at 5pm

September 12, 5:00PM
Doors Open: 5:00PM
Tickets: $115

Event is 21+

Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 North Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001

Monday, June 15, 2015

La Gloria Cubana event this Thursday

Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming Events at Lit

Our next event will take place on Thursday, June 18 in Lit from 6-8pm. We'll be featuring cigars from La Gloria Cubana, along with a special "Pick 3" spirits flight deal. You will get to create your own flight from a list of 10 different spirits. Choose 3 and pay only $10!

We'll have special deals on La Gloria Cubana, including the Serie R Esteli, one of Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 cigars of 2014, along with some great prize giveaways as well!

We look forward to seeing you all on the 18th for this fun event. Tell your friends and neighbors!

New at Lit

A couple new cigars worth checking out that have arrived in the past few weeks:

- Punch Signature - This bold new blend from Punch is the perfect combination of full bodied flavor, stunning packaging and a wallet friendly price tag. If you haven't smoked a Punch in a while, the Signature is a great chance to revisit the famous brand. We have the robusto and gigante in stock. Here's a good review from the Cigar Dojo.

- Trinidad Lost Blends - The folks at Trinidad have been very quiet, so much so that we thought this famous brand may be discontinued altogether. Luckily, they're not. The Lost Blends is a limited edition that was discovered in their aging room in the Dominican Republic, containing all vintage tobacco a decade old! The cigar tastes well aged, with a mild to medium bodied profile, and wonderful notes of cedar and coffee with cream. Here's the news story from Cigar Aficionado on the Lost Blends.

- Nestor Miranda Collection Danno - Miami Cigar has released a limited amount of the 7x56 Danno size in all three blends of the Nestor Miranda Collection line (Connecticut, Habano, Maduro). This size has been released in other lines over the years to honor Nestor's late son Daniel Luis Miranda. As always, the good folks at halfwheel can explain in more detail.

Happy Smoking!

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Create Your Own Flight Event!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Upcoming Events at Lit

This Friday, the lounge will be reserved from 6-8pm for our sold-out blender's event featuring La Aurora and Glenmorangie. To those of you who purchased tickets, we'll see you at 6pm! For the rest of you, you will be able to come into the lounge to purchase a drink and/or cigar, but will have to enjoy them on the gaming floor or Mist bar. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our next event will take place on Thursday, June 18 in Lit from 6-8pm. We'll be featuring cigars from La Gloria Cubana, along with a special "Pick 3" spirits flight deal. You will get to create your own flight from a list of 9 different spirits. Choose 3 and pay only $10! We look forward to seeing you all on the 18th for this fun event. Tell your friends!

Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival

It's getting closer to that time again! We're beginning to plan for this year's Washington Cigar & Spirits Festival which will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the casino ballroom from 6-10pm.

We'll pack the ballroom with the world's top cigar and spirits manufacturers for an evening of fantastic cigars and libations, delicious food, prize giveaways along with the best deals of the year on boxes of your favorite premium cigars. Mark your calendars for October 3 and let your friends know that tickets will be on sale later this Summer for the best cigar event in the Northwest!

Happy Smoking!

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

Drew Estate Event @ Tobacco Patch - Friday, June 12th

I swung by the Tobacco Patch last night on my evening walk and discovered that they're going to have an event this coming Friday: 

Maybe I'll see you there! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sip & Smoke Event - Lit Lounge - Friday, June 12

Just got back from vacation and noticed this upcoming event - check it out! 

Smoke & Sip - A Cigar Blending Experience

We've still got about a dozen of the 30 spaces left for this one-of-a-kind event, taking place in Lit on Friday, June 12 from 6-8pm. We'll be joined by La Aurora's Master Blender, Manuel Inoa, as we do an in-depth blending experience, along with a Scotch whisky tasting hosted by Glenmorangie's Jon Trainer.

ManuelTickets are $60 and include:
- This La Aurora Blender's kit, featuring a lighter, cutter and six cigars designed to showcase each component and wrapper of the famous Preferidos line.

- A flight of four Glenmorangie Single Malts, including this years Special Edition Tusaìl.

- The opportunity to purchase a special 10 count box of Preferidos for only $60! After completing the blending seminar, you'll be able to customize this box to include your favorite Preferidos edition!
- Prize drawings including a Miami Cigar Co. 25th Anniversary Humidor

Tickets can be purchased from your Lit Tobacconist and may not last long. La Aurora is the oldest cigar manufacturer in the Dominican Republic, currently celebrating their 111th Anniversary, so needless to say we're excited to have Manuel traveling all the way to Lit to teach us about the secrets of cigar blending!