Great Lakes Tobacconist

Great Lakes Tobacconist

The Great Lakes Tobacconist, also known as Richard Warren, is a Put-in-Bay Legend. Celebrated far and wide for his diverse talents he grows a giant pumpkin every year just for Oktoberfest. He also dons a pirate costume for Pyratefest. And perhaps his most specialized talent is his Historic Put-in-Bay Cigars.

Over the last few years, Richard has put together a collection of five different cigars, all inspired by Put-in-Bay. Personally blended by Richard, these babies are rolled by Kilner Boutique Factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

The Great Lakes Tobacconist Cigars
  • Island Airlines
  • Miller Ferry
  • Niagara
  • Monument
  • Heineman Winery

Each cigar is a premium blend of different tobaccos like the one on that review of La Aroma de Cuba. Island Airlines is the largest. This 6” cigar is a full-bodied blend of tobacco blend of Nicaragua, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.

The Miller Ferry offers a more mid-body taste blended with Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. While a lighter taste can be found due to the mild Niagara were Dominican and Brazilian tobaccos meld to make a truly delicious taste.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Monument, Warren furthermore created the Monument.  A Put n Bay Treat!

Purchase cigars individually or also in a set. There is even a gorgeous wooden gift box for sale. Perfect for Father’s Day or for celebrating the birth of a new child.

The Great Lake Tobacconist Purveyors

The Heineman Winery blend goes perfectly with the sweet wines sold at this local winery. Also known as a petite pyramid, this cigar also lasts over 20 minutes. You will probably need to rent a golf cart or call a Put-in-Bay taxi to get here, as it is off the beaten path.

A cigar and a glass of premium wine is a match made in heaven. Or order up a glass of scotch at Joe’s Bar. Take a seat out on their expansive back patio. Puff away and enjoy the warm summer evening. How perfect.


1400 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA