The Great Lakes Tobacconist, also known as Richard Warren, is a true Put-in-Bay legend. A man of many talents, Richard is one of those island characters that makes this part of the world so darn special.
Great Lakes Tobacconist Details
The Great Lakes Tobacconist really captures the island spirit in premium, hand rolled cigars. Put-in-Bay is the inspiration for every blend of tobacco in these cigars. Personally blended by Richard, each cigar is also hand rolled by Kilner Boutique Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.
And really, there is no better man up for the job than Richard Warren. Besides creating these phenomenal cigars, he grows a giant pumpkin every year just for Oktoberfest and is always on the front lines of Pryatefest in head to toe pirate gear.
The Great Lakes Tobacconist Cigars
• Island Airlines
• Miller Ferry
• Mojito Bay
• Heineman Winery
• Put-in-Bay Brewery Cigar
As a tribute to the history of Put-in-Bay, Richard personally developed the Put-in-Bay Historic Series of eight Cigars. For $60, you recieve Heineman’s Winery Petit Pyramid Cigar, 2 Monument Cigars, 2 Island Airline Cigar, 1 Niagara Corona and 1 Niagara Robusto. This very special collection comes in a beautiful wooden collector’s item box.
Each of these cigars is a premium blend of different tobaccos.
The Island Airlines is the largest cigar. This 6” cigar is a full-bodied blend of tobaccos from Nicaragua, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. The Miller Ferry offers a more mid-body taste also with a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos.
The mild Niagara Corona, where Dominican and Brazilian tobaccos meld to make a truly delicious and also lighter taste. The Niagara Coffee Cigar is a smaller stogie with dark notes of chocolate and coffee. Looking for the perfect 20-minute smoke? Opt for the Niagara Short Robusto.
The Monument was consequently specially introduced to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Monument and mild with a Brazilian Cubra Wrapper. The Mojito Bay was developed to pair perfectly with the sweet, citrusy drinks at the Mojito Bay tiki bar in downtown Put-in-Bay. A wonderful, mild smoke.
Each cigar can also be purchased individually or in a set, perfect for Father’s Day or for celebrating the birth of a new child.
The Great Lake Tobacconist Purveyors
• Joe’s Bar
• Miller’s Marina
• The Boathouse Beverage Center and Delivery
• Heineman Winery
Developed to go perfectly with the sweet wines sold at the favorite local winery on the island, The Heineman Winery therefore lasts over 20 minutes. Another cigar also named in honor of a Put-in-Bay institution is the Put-in-Bay Brewery Cigar. A very full-bodied cigar with a blend of five tobaccos with a dark wrapper, pair with a ice cold IPA.
Purchase a series of cigars to always have on hand when you visit one of your favorite Put-in-Bay watering holes and pair them accordingly.
Of course any cigar and a glass of premium wine is a match made in heaven. Or order up a glass of scotch at Joe’s Bar and sit out on their expansive back patio. Puff away and enjoy the warm summer evening. How perfect.