A staple for any worthy cigar shop is a tasting event. Think of it as a single vendor fair. A representative from a cigar company will come in and offer their cigars at special pricing like Buy 3 Get 1 Free or deeper discounts on boxes. If the cigar shop offers a discount program for regular customers then you get that discount too.
The event can also offer complimentary drinks (beer, wine, colas and water) and on occasion will have a tasting of a scotch or whiskey. The better events will have a food sample and a raffle for specialty items like ashtrays or shirts or other items that compliment (and advertise) the cigar company highlighted at the event.
The tasting event gives the common cigar lover a chance to chat and learn about the brand and cigars in general from a trained and experienced member of the particular company. Feel free to test their knowledge and ask questions. They will appreciate the attention.
When I find out about events I’ll post them. You can get them too by joining your local tobacconist email list. Here is the next event for two locations in the Dallas TX area
Please join the Mac Park and Highland Village Up In Smoke staff as we present the Partagas 1845 Cigars in a special event. Look for specials throughout the entire event.
Mac Park: Friday, June 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Up In Smoke- MacArthur Park
7300 N. MacArthur Blvd. #100
Irving, TX 75063
Highland Village: Saturday, June 9th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Up In Smoke-Highland Village
3090 FM 407 #302
Highland Village, TX 75077
Partagas 1845 is a new take on a brand that started in 1845. Their theme is Heritage Rewrapped. I have not had a Partagas in some time. I seem to remember they are a little above my price point. Hopefully one of these two events will offer discounts above my standard 10% off with my Up In Smoke Discount Card.