Meet McKenna, a dazzling dame with a gorgeous smile and an unyielding love affair with cigars. This 28-year-old sister of the leaf from Lacey, Washington has fallen head-over-heals in love with cigars since her foray into the enchanted world four years ago.
“I got into cigars four years ago when I was in the real estate business,” explained McKenna. “It was a fellow agent, now my business partner, who introduced me to them and it was love at first puff.”
McKenna owns Cigar Daddies Cigar Lounge in Lacey, Washington; her home away from home. She loves the culture of cigars and is fascinated by the fellowship and comradery that consumes her lounge on a daily basis. Her shop showcases some of the finest premium cigars on the market and the enormous selection is breathtaking.
“I am so glad that I decided to invest in my love of the leaf and open a cigar store,” said McKenna. “My place of business in now my sanctuary and I love the culture of cigars and how, not matter who is sitting in our lounge and enjoying a fine smoke, we all have something in common.”
McKenna loves to cozy up in cigar lounges with a fine smoke and an equaling satisfying libation, but she finds herself spending most of her time in her own lounge.
“Nothing beats our Cigar Daddies lounge,” boasted McKenna. “Getting cozy in a leather chair with a beer in one hand and a cigar in the other while watching football is my favorite pastime.”
Despite her bias toward Cigar Daddies, she does enjoy patronizing her friends’ shops when traveling. Arizona is her great escape from the rainy Northwest and McKenna doesn’t mind revealing her favorite out-of-state haunt.
“I have a lot of cigar guys and cigar lounges who follow me on Instagram so I try to visit those lounges when I am out of state, said McKenna. “One of my favorites is Magnum’s Cigar Bar in Phoenix, Arizona.”
It is no secret that McKenna brings plenty of sex appeal to an otherwise male dominated industry. Her gorgeous smile, flattering eyes and breathtaking body scream seduction. When asked if she thinks that she adds sex appeal to the industry, she responded, “Absolutely.”
“Cigar smoking women are few and far between and we are a rare breed,” McKenna explained. “Nine times out of 10, I am the only female in the room and I love being the anomaly. Cigar smoking women who have a palate and know what they like is even sexier. Throw in the fact that I am a woman who owns her own cigar shop, now I think that’s pretty damn cool.”
It is hard for cigar enthusiasts to pinpoint one specific cigar as their favorite and McKenna is no different. However, she does prefer full-bodied sticks, most notably, those that use Nicaraguan tobacco. And, she has a weakness for Ligero. She loves cigars with “a generous amount of Ligero.”
McKenna loves to pair her cigars with Scotch; however, she would not kick out of bed bourbon, beer or red wine either.
“I love my Scotch. I didn’t get into Scotch until I started smoking cigars,” she said. “There is no better way to end a day than with a glass of Glenmorangie 10 year and a Liga Privada No. 9. I don’t shy away from my bourbons or red wines though. It just depends on my mood.”
To learn more about McKenna and Cigar Daddies cigar lounge, visit www.thecigardaddies.com or follow her on Instagram @mckenna_wehrer.
“When men find out that I own a cigar store, they immediately try to impress me.”
“I prefer full-boded sticks, preferably Nicaraguan.”
“Cigar smoking is sexy, that is a fact.”