Check out some of our recent events to get a flavor of things!
H.Upmann Harrisburg Happening
Thanks to all who came out to put the “H-arrisburg” in H. Upmann at our #TCoThursday event.
Our Altadis rep Tom Stroud brought the deals, prizes, and fun Thursday, February 4th 2016 from 5 – 9 PM at our Swatara Square, Harrisburg location (map).
Check out the full album here.
“Meet the Maker” Tobacco Pipe Meetup
On Thursday, December 17th starting at 7 PM, our Lemoyne shop hosted an informal pipe meetup with local pipe craftsman Chasing Railways Designs. It was great to take a break from holiday-season madness and relax in good company with fellow lovers of the leaf.
We currently carry a wide selection of hand-made tobacco pipes. Each pipe is one-of-a-kind. DM us for details, or stop in store to see for yourself.
Check out the full album here.
Mushroom Hill Cigar Club Thanksgiving Eve Party
Thank you to everyone that came out for great food and great company on Thanksgiving Eve with Mushroom Hill Cigar Club. Not only did we have a really fun time with great door prizes, we were able to donate food to the Bethesda Mission and their great ongoing work.
See all the photos on the Mushroom Hill Cigar Club’s Facebook page here.
Perdomo Party in Harrisburg
We had great deals and a great crowd at our #TCoThursday Perdomo Cigars event on November 19, 2015. Thanks to all who came out!
Check out the full event photo album.
Rocky Patel Event featuring Hamlet Paredes
On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, Cuban master blender Hamlet Paredes joined us at the Tobacco Company’s flagship store and BYOB cigar lounge in Lemoyne and demonstrated the art of hand rolling cigars. Even experienced cigar aficionados learned something new from Hamlet Paredes as he rolled the three-part grand culebra and shared tales from the tobacco factory floor. Mr. Paredes rolled the grand culebra that you see pictured here over the course of the evening, and at the end of the night it was raffled off as a once-in-a-lifetime collectible one lucky winner.
Montecristo Perfect Cut Event
We cut some great deals on Thursday, November 12th, at both our Lemoyne and Harrisburg locations thanks to our patent-pending cigar deal simulcast system — our Altadis representative Tom Stroud traveled across the Susquehanna so you didn’t have to.
Congrats to all the winners of one of our 10 sweepstakes prizes. Many of you were still relaxing with a cigar at the event when we had our sweepstakes drawings, but for those of you who had to leave early we will contact you by phone with instructions on how to pick up your prize(s). We’ll be looking forward to seeing you wearing your custom-made shirts from Book A Tailor, and/or enjoying your premium cigars.
On November 11th, 2015 veterans that visited our cigar lounges received a free cigar. The cigar is free — because we always remember that freedom is not free. Thank you for your service.
Treat Yourself Day – November 7th
Saturday November 7th 2015 was all about 3 words: Treat. Yo. Self.
Top Shelf Menswear, Tastealotta Ltd. Purveyor & Taphouse of Oils, Vinegars, and Fine Flavors, Carriage House Boutique, and THE TOBACCO COMPANY Lemoyne featured a line-up of treats representing all of the best things in life, and they were all right at the State Street Plaza in Lemoyne. A full day of treating yourself right, and you never even needed to move your car.
Rum and Cigar Pairing
Every so often, we send out an email announcing an impromptu event. When the mood is right we pick a night to pair some excellent premium cigars with some fine adult beverages. For instance, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 we paired 12-year-aged Zaya rum with a Balmoral Anejo 18 and La Mission L’ Atelier matched with Mount Gay Black Barrel Small Batch at our Swatara Square Harrisburg location. (Of course, this was just a recommendation. We brought the rum, and folks were more than welcome to pair that with their favorite smokes from our walk-in humidor, or to BYOB their favorite drink.)
Check out the full photo album for the evening here.
We have a great time — and you are very welcome to join us! Follow us on social media, or sign up for our newsletter (and opt-in to “All Updates”) if you’d like to be alerted to future events.
Drew Estate Cigar Event and Dinner
Pipe and Home Brew Meetup
A local pipe craftsman debuted his line Chasing Railways Pipes as well as some of his home-brewed wine. We now carry this line of hand-crafted pipes in our stores, and can put you in direct contact with the maker if you have a special request.
Local brewers were on hand to share their fermented artistry. We especially enjoyed a new brew created especially for the party, the #HumidorWheat, made with American wheat smoked over tobacco and Spanish cedar. Not surprisingly, it paired very well with both cigars and pipes. What… now you want some too? You can practically taste it? If you missed the event and are crying your eyes out, you can wipe away your man-tears. Scotznin Home Brewing can set you up to brew your very own Humidor Wheat right from their home brew heaven on N 5th Street, Lemoyne.
My Father Cigars Lemoyne Event
Our representative Tom McCormick was your guide through our large selection of My Father Cigars in the second day of our two-day My Father Cigar Extravaganza. Check out the full photo album from the event here.
We carry a huge selection of the premium cigars in the My Father Cigars / Don Pepin Garcia line, such as:
* Don Pepin Garcia original (rated 93)
* Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic (rated 92, one of the top 25 cigars of 2007)
* Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ (rated 89)
* El Centurion (a 2014 #TCTop3 “go-to smoke” pick)
* El Centurion H-2K-CT (new hybrid wrapper – release date TBA 2015!)
* Flor de las Antillas (the 2012 Cigar Aficionado #1 Cigar of the Year)
* Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial (rated 90)
* La Antiguedad (new, 2014)
* La Duena (rated 90)
* My Father (rated 94)
* My Father Conneticut (new, 2014)
* My Father Le Bijou (rated 93, one of the top 25 cigars of 2013)
* Many My Father Limited Edition cigars, like the My Father Limited Edition 2015 Toro 6 1/2 x 52
My Father Cigars Harrisburg Event
Part one of our two-day My Father Cigars extravaganza was quite the success at The Tobacco Company Harrisburgs’s Swatara Square Shopping Center, Harrisburg location on September 9th. Great cigars, great deals, great swag, and great company – and that Larceny Small Batch bourbon was pretty tasty too! Check out the full photo album here.
The Stogie411 Show
So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, good night… after nearly two hundred broadcasts, Mike Williams in New York and Mike Forry in the Tobacco Company lounge in Lemoyne, PA have accomplished what they set out to do and are hanging up their microphones. Stogie 411 recorded their final “One Last Cigar Show“on Saturday, August 29 2015.
But just because the live shows are over, doesn’t mean you can’t join the fun! Great interviews like this one with Ezra Zion, or this classic with Jose Blanco will live on forever on their YouTube channel.
** Please note: Stogie411 was an independently-produced program. We did not supply the cigars for the show, and in some cases may not even have access to a particular line. If you are interested in a cigar profiled on the show, please check our products page to make sure the line is one of the thousands of open boxes we have in the store before you make a special trip!
Perdomo Cigars Special Craft Celebration
On Thursday, August 6th, 2015 as we launched the new Perdomo Special Craft Series at both our Lemoyne and Harrisburg humidors. Perdomo has created three lines of cigars specially blended to pair with Pilsner (Connecticut), Amber (Sun Grown), and Stout (Maduro) brews.
This was the perfect event for those of you who love beer nearly as much as you love cigars — but with great deals on the limited edition Perdomo Small Batch Series and free-with-purchase Perdomo bonus cigars, all cigar lovers were toasting-up success.
As you can see from our “Perdomo Tattoo Contest” winner, Central PA loves Perdomo Cigars!
See the Perdomo Party photo album on Facebook here and G+ here.
Cigars Under the Stars
You know summer has truly arrived when it is time to enjoy Cigars Under the Stars on Flinchy’s Train Wreck Deck! We had a great time all night on July 13th, 2015 and again on August 10th, 2015.
Bernie Strackhouse and staff were on hand doing a Truvee Wine, Crown Rye, and Buchannon Scotch tasting. Flinchy’s had great complimentary appetizers and dinner specials, and of course, we at The Tobacco Company brought a selection of premium cigar specials. Great evenings with great people!
Oliva Cigar Event
Great times and great deals at our Thursday, June 25th Oliva Cigar Co. “Bi-Coastal” event in the State Street Plaza in Lemoyne and the Swatara Square Shopping Center in Harrisburg.
Fratello Bianco Pre-Release Tour
On Thursday, June 18th The Tobacco Company became the first humidor in Pennsylvania to carry the new Fratello Cigars line — the Fratello Bianco. Our big brother himself – Fratello Cigars founder Omar de Frias – helped christen our new The Tobacco Company Harrisburg location by making us the exclusive Pennsylvania stop on his Fratello Bianco pre-release tour!
We’re over the moon about this new maduro. (A little NASA pun there. Sorry Mr. de Frias, we couldn’t resist.) This is a tasty, complex cigar is available at our Lemoyne AND Harrisburg locations, and will hit the sweet spot with maduro lovers everywhere. The Fratello Bianco features a Mexican San Andreas Negro wrapper, a binder from the Dominican Republic and filler consisting of Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Pennsylvania broadleaf tobaccos.
Smoking Jacket Cigars
It’s hard to pull Hendrick Kelner Jr. away from the Kelner Boutique Factory floor, but we managed to steal him for a day to give Central Pennsylvania cigar aficionados a chance to learn about Smoking Jacket Cigars on Friday, May 29, 2015 at BOTH our Harrisburg (at noon) and Lemoyne (at 4 PM) humidors. It was a real pleasure hearing about all that goes into creating a boutique blend. All that hard work pays off in a great smoke!
We are one of only 75 cigar shops able to carry the boutique Smoking Jacket line. Utilizing some of the finest tobaccos in the world, Smoking Jacket was developed to provide connoisseurs with a truly sophisticated cigar smoking experience. The line consists of 4 classic cigar sizes, each with it’s own blend tailored to offer a unique smoking experience .
- Favoritos – 6” x 46
- Robusto Imperial – 5” x 52
- Toro Magno – 7” x 50
- Short Robusto – 4 ½” x 56
For more quick snaps of the event, check out our album here.
Ashton Cigars La Aroma de Cuba Grand Tasting
Jose Blanco Blending Seminar
Thanks to all the eager cigar “students” who came out to the new The Tobacco Company Harrisburg lounge on Thursday, May 14th for learning and fun at our Jose Blanco Blending Seminar. Click here to see the full photo album for the evening.
The legendary Jose Blanco of Las Cumbres Tabaco – Señorial cigars, former VP of Joya de Nicaragua, and former Sales Director of La Aurora Cigars, led one of his famous blending seminar right here in Central PA at our new shop and lounge in Harrisburg. Mr. Blanco has been a big supporter of The Tobacco Company from the beginning, so it seems quite appropriate that he should lead our inaugural cigar event at our new second location. We all learned so much we felt we earned a diploma: so here’s to Las Cumbres Tabaco – Senorial Cigars Class of 2015!
Seminar participants learned about the process of making cigars, and about the importance of the wrapper to the flavor of a cigar, thanks to a special four-wrapper cigar blended specifically for the seminar. If only every seminar was this much fun, then we’d all have our PhDs!
For those of you who missed the Seminar, but are curious about what it entails, this excellent blog post at the Cigar Fantasia will fill you in.
Meet and Greet with Nicholas Chimienti
Alec Bradley Crazy Box Deal Event
Crazy deals with a bunch of crazy guys. Who could ask for more? Not sure if any of you will win the #ABBoxCrazy photo contest — we ARE sure were all winners with the crazy one night only Alec Bradley box specials. Thanks to all who came out on April 16th for our event, and thanks as always to the Alec Bradley Player for playing right along. Check out the event album here. Here’s Greg showing of Kevin Spacey-levels of photo bombing prowess. #PatronPhoto with an Alec Bradley Texas Lancero. RT “It’s an @alecbradley day @TobaccoCo. so I’m starting early with a Texas Lancero! Been puffin on this since 9 AM! “Yes, indeed! That cigar is like an all-day gobstopper. He was all set until closing time
Drew Estate Cigar Event
Chris Stone was be on hand with Drew Estate Cigars and signs, hats, and swag galore in our Lemoyne store on Thursday, April 9th from 5 – 9 PM. Thanks all for coming out and making it a great night! Check out the event album here.
Alec Bradley Cigars, Pizza, and Beer April 2nd Pre-Game Party
Some snapshots from our informal Alec Bradley Pizza party on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015. John “The Player” Lipson made sure The Dogfish Head Beer was cold, the Zeiderelli’s Pizza was hot, and the free Alec Bradley cigars were premium – in short, a good time was had by all! Check out the whole photo album here.
Ashton Symmetry Launch Event in Lemoyne, PA
Symmetry, in everyday language, refers to a sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. This principle is embodied in the Ashton Symmetry, the first new line under the Ashton front-mark in nearly 8 years. “Ashton Symmetry reveals a beautifully proportioned merger of aged tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Silky Ecuador Habano wrappers unveil an unrivaled harmony of medium to full body, power, and finesse. Crisp notes of spice and oak flourish early on, and praise an irresistible emergent cream. Savory nuances of leather and figs segue into a superb finish. Available in five soft box-pressed sizes, Ashton Symmetry escapes like a great secret and boldly inaugurates the inclusion of Nicaraguan tobacco into the Ashton portfolio.” [Source: Ashton] Central Pennsylvania cigar lovers were among the first to taste the new Asthon Symmetry at our Ashton Symmetry Launch Event on Thursday, November 6 from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Check out our full photo albums for the event on Facebook or Google+ (don’t worry, you don’t need a Facebook account to view the album.) Plus, check out our Snapchat @TobaccoCo for the live pics from the event, like this Ashton Snapchat Video. Keep an eye on Ashton’s social media for the announcement of the results of the exclusive event-only Grand prizes.
30 October – Alec Bradley Cigar Event
We’ve often been told that our huge walk-in humidor in Lemoyne, PA is like acandy store for grown-ups. Well… on Thursday, October 30th from 5:00 -9:00 PM. Jonathan “The Player” Lipson joined us for some adults-only trick-or-treating! He brought the cigar box specials, deals, give-aways, and raffle items to fill all our Halloween loot bags to the brim. We have a huge selection of premium Alec Bradley Cigars to choose from: the Coyol, Alec Bradley New York, Black Market, Family Blend, The Lineage, Maxx, The Mundial, Raices Cubana, Tempus, Tempus Maduro, The Texas Lancero, Vice Press, Presando, and the new 2014 edition of the Fine & Rare. And that is just the beginning – every cigar aficionado found their perfect treat. Thanks to everyone who put on their best cigar fiend costumes and joined in on the fun. Check out the event’s photo album here.
Savings, Swag, and Sindicato
On Thursday, October 23rd in Lemoyne, we had the opportunity to personally introduce the flagship brand from one of our newest premium cigar lines, the Sindicato to local cigar lovers. Sindicato Cigars is a young brand backed by years of combined experience from fine tobacconists across America, including The Tobacco Company. One of the most gratifying parts of our job is putting just the right cigar in the hands of a cigar aficionado who will truly appreciate it. Thanks to all for coming out and enjoying the line with us — along with the great swag (T-shirts, hats, and torch lighters with purchase!) and refreshments. Check out our photo album of the event here, (or on Google+ here.)
Harrisburg Cigar Club Membership Drive
The Harrisburg Cigar Club – Harrisburg’s one and only roaming cigar club – hosted a membership drive at our Hershey location on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. We offered super cigar specials and swag all day to roll out the welcome wagon. The HCC made sure pizza and libations flowed as freely as the conversation over fine cigars. Thanks for bringing the party guys! All of you who missed the event: dry your tears. Yes, you missed out on the fun, but the HCC has a great website where you can sign up right online at http://harrisburgcigarclub.org/event/membership-drive/. Relive the event itself via our photo album here. And if you hurry, you can mark your calendars and get a second chance on the great Savings, Swag, and Sindicato deals at our Lemoyne event here. For some of you it was your first time coming to our Hershey lounge, and our pal Google got you a bit turned around. When you send your friends, give them this link to our Super-Duper Parking here. (Be forewarned: our lounge is peaceful, but in our parking lot you can sometimes hear the screams from the Super-Dooper-Looper from our parking lot. It’s a fun touch — but a little surprising to first-timers!)
** Welcome Willy Herrera and the new Norteño to Central PA! **
On September 25th we had the pleasure philosophy behind Drew Estate’s Herrera Esteli Cigars straight from Willy Herrera himself at our Lemoyne, PA humidor. The Herrera Esteli is a Cuban-esque cigar, “a medium plus blend that is exceptionally creamy with great balance of spice and sweet.” The newest addition to the Drew Estate Cigars Herrera Esteli line, The Norteño by Willy Herrera, showcases “extensively aged tobaccos from the Estelí and Jalapa growing regions of Nicaragua, coupled with a spicy Honduran binder and a rich, bold Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper.” Thanks for coming out guys. The Norteño is a fantastic smoke, but it’s the people that make the party, and so our thanks go out to all of you for making it happen. Check out the photo album here.
Cigars at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, September 20, 2014 1-4PM:
We enjoyed perfect crisp September weather for our second Cigar, Beer, and Wine Event at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, perfect for an autumnal selection of libations:
- - American Special Bitter (ASB)
- - Flash Gourd’n – Pumpkin-spiced Oktoberfest ale
- - MILF Chocolate Brown Ale
- - Firefly (a dry red wine)
- - Merlot (a full bodied red)
- - Cocoa di Vezzetti (a port style dessert wine)
#SmokeLFD with @LFDKyle Sept. 18th
Kyle Shackelton offered deals and prizes at The Tobacco Company on Thursday, September 18 2014. Check out the full photo album here. Want to study up on the schooling you missed? Read the all the great Cigar Aficionado reviews of La Flor Dominicana for yourself here!
That Cigar is $o Money!
Tom Stroud joined the Tobacco Company crew on Thursday, September 11th** from 5 – 8 PM with deals on The Banker. Scratch-off tickets from “The Vault” meant that everyone who played was a winner of some rich Banker swag. And of course, you couldn’t lose with The Banker cigar — right on the money with great flavor and a perfect draw. If you missed the event, check out The Cigar Obsession’s video review of H. Upmann’s The Banker Annuity vitola on YouTube here and then come in and try one for yourself. The Tobacco Company will be getting a special collectors-edition humidor of these — a perfect gift for a cigar aficionado who is a financial professional. ** Yes, we know the date was a tough one — be we weren’t letting the terrorists win.
Cigars were perfectly paired with a Beer and Wine Flight at the Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, Saturday, July 19, 2014, starting at 5:00 PM:
- Cabernet Franc
- American Special Bitter
- Chocolate Brown Ale
- Chocolate Port
- Blackberry Port
Cigars Under the Stars
- This summer’s first “Cigars under the Stars” at Flinchy’s on June 16th was a blast. (US winning against Ghana at the World Cup was a bonus!) Keep an eye out and we’ll be announcing the next dinner.
- Thanks to all who came out for #NationalSindicatoDay with great deals on Sindicato Cigars on June 14th! If you missed the day, you still have a chance to #JoinTheUnion and get the inside scoop on future deals; just ask to fill out a Union Card at the counter while supplies last.
- Check out the photos from our May 22 2014 My Father Cigars Event on THE TOBACCO COMPANY’s public Facebook page. Thanks to all who braved the hailstorm and came out. Our patrons aren’t wimps!
- While you are walking down memory lane, you might want to check out our February 27th 2014 “Say ‘Hello’ to Romeo Promo” Event Album as well.
- Cabernet Franc
- American Special Bitter
- Chocolate Brown Ale
- Chocolate Port
- Blackberry Port
Our cigar experts at The Tobacco Company Hershey had a suggested list of premium cigars to pair with each selection.