Blue Mountain Cigars Event Nov 2nd, 2013 with Marvin Wright
How many times can you say that the owner of a Cigar Company has prepared a delicious dish for you?
I am assuming probably zero, Marvin Wright, owner of Blue Mountain Cigar Co. is going to prepare Jamaican Jerk Chicken for the event. Stop in and try one of his amazing cigars and let him do the cooking.
Head over to the facebook page to rsvp!
Mark Ryan Perique Blend Cigars and Wine Tasting! Oct 26th, 2013!
What else could one ask for Wine Tasting with the help of Wine Flights and Perique Blended Cigars by Mark Ryan?
First off about Perique Tobacco: I realize that this is nothing new to the pipe smokers but for the more cigar minded people a little education will go a long way. Perique is a unique and rare type of tobacco that comes exclusively from one small swath of land near New Orleans. It is used as a “condiment tobacco” to make nearly a hundred different brand name pipe tobacco blends from around the world. It’s existence has been in jeopardy more than once, first in the late 1990s and then in 2005. It may have become “extinct”. In 2005, the L.A. Poche Perique Tobacco company was purchased by Mark Ryan, and a new era for Perique began. This tobacco has an intriguing history, and it adds a delectable nuance to many different blends. Perique is something that the American Indians did for over a thousand years, the Choctaws and Chickasaws down in the Louisiana area, on this little, triangular wedge of land that comes off the Mississippi through St. James Parish. There’s a particular soil from there and it’s called Magnolia Soil, and it’s the climate and the soil and the leaf and everything that makes that crop unique.
Now about the event we are having Mark Ryan in town for a meet and greet with the help of a wine tasting. I believe the event will go from 12pm-6pm.
More Details are to follow, but here is the idea to start with:
An evening of fine dining with Lyn and Bobbe Beyer, as well as other cigar enthusiasts Dinner will include a three course meal with an appetizer, a salad, and and entree all specific to the event. Also included is three Ashton Cigars! All of this for $65.00 per person. This promises to be a very special evening and a perfect night out with friends.
This is the Menu:
Cigar & Steaks on the Patio
Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Cigar & Tabac present a selection of the cigars from Ashton.
Created in 1985 Ashton cigars, with the manufacturing expertise of the world renowned Fuente Family, have become one of the most sought after
premium cigars in the world.
Wednesday, October 30th on the Patio at Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4501 W 119th Street Leawood, Kansas 66209
Choose One Item From Each Course:
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Braised Beef Ravioli
Ashton Cabinet #4
5.75 x 46
Iceberg Lettuce Wedge or Caesar Salad
Ashton Aged Maduro #10
Filet Mignon 8oz
Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Bordelaise
Porcini-Shallot Crusted Strip
Garlic Horseradish Mashed Potatoes & Bordelaise
Simply Broiled Bay of Fundy Salmon
Grilled Asparagus & Charred Lemon
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva
5.625 x 48
$65.00 all inclusive of tax and gratuity
Reservations can be made by calling Cigar & Tabac 913-381-5597
Info about Ashton Cigars is found at ashtoncigar.com.
Info at Sullivan’s Steak House is found here at sullivanssteakhouse.com.
Let us know that you are going by heading over the event listing on facebook.com
Come visit Cigar and Pipe ltd. for our Annual Meerschaum Pipe Sale.
$0-$49.99 = 10% off
$50-$99.00 = 20% off
$100- and up 30% off
Beklers = 10% off
Why Meerschaum Pipes?
Meerschaum has been called Venus of the Sea, White Goddess and White Gold and is considered the aristocrat of smoking substances. Long before briar was used in the production of pipes for smoking tobacco, meerschaum was the material of choice for the finest pipes in the world. And it still is! Take a look at our stock of Bekler Meerschaums.
Jaime Garcia Meet and Greet!
Jaime Garcia was injured when we scheduled the last event with him. As many know Jaime Garcia is the son of legendary master blender Don Pepin Garcia, and one of the master minds behind My Father Cigars Co. With renewed vigor he is coming to Cigar and Tabac on October 16th, 2013, 4-8pm.
Like last time there will be raffles, and specials = buy 3 get 1 free, buy 10 get 4 free and 5% off, buy a box get a small gift, tshirt, 3 pack of a limited blend only given away at this event, buy two boxes and get even more!
Plus food, friendly people, and more!
Find out more at myfathercigars.com.
Visit our Facebook Event page.
Plume vs Mold
At Cigar and Tabac ltd we seem to get a lot of questions in regards to plume or mold on cigars that have been aged in our spacious humidor. This is something that we feel as though we should educate everyone on. Regardless to your opinion on whether plume or bloom is the correct name for this apparent growth on your cigar makes for an interesting conversation.
Plume is a cigar term that describes crystallization of sugars due to the rising of tobacco oils from within the cigar to the surface. The air will then dry the excretion creating the crystallized or dusty sugar to become apparent on the surface. Bloom/Plume can appear slightly different on various cigars because every manufacturer will use a different wrapper leaf, filler, curing process, etc.
The plume on the cigar will not effect the cigar taste. Arguably the cigar will actually taste better since it shows that the cigar has been well aged in the perfect setting, like our humidor at the shop. The discussion, or the need for the bloom / plume, is that the cigar must be resting for a good period of time under great conditions of temperature and humidity. This means that aging has already played a role in the cigar you are looking at.
The appearance of plume on a cigar will look like small crystals on a cigar. A good rule of thumb tends to be that if it is plume you can wipe it off the cigar without noticing a difference in the wrapper coloration.
Mold on a cigar, like any other mold, is a fungus. Mold will generally show up on cigars when the relative humidity inside the humidor surpasses 80%. A common misconception that mold is a certain color; mold can be green, blue, light yellow, and even white, with mold on a cigar you might not notice this.
Visually cigar mold is more “fuzzy” or “hairy”. The spots up close will have a definitive structure to them. There will be stalks holding up additional spores that are waiting to “jump” and contaminate anything and everything nearby (isolate the infected cigars) Growth wise the cigar mold will grow in small clusters that causes a spotted look unlike bloom / plume that will cover the entire cigar.
Some people still wipe off the mold on the outside of the wrapper and smoke the cigar. This is probably fine as long as the mold has not been found in the tabacco at the foot of the cigar. Mold at the foot of the cigar would show that the mold is probably within the cigar binder, filler, etc. This will affect the flavor of the cigar, let alone be of concern for those with a mold allergy.