When I first entered, the charming and pretty cashier and the assortment of games and gifts, as well as the seeming lack of any tobacco products made me wonder if I had walked into a tobacco store at all. However, Kaitlyn, as I learned her name assured me that I was in the right place, and that the mirrored shelves behind the counter hid a number of great humidors and pipe tobaccos.
Apparently, since the Captain’s Den is open to minors, adult products, such as tobacco must be hidden from view, but Kaitlyn was more than happy to show us around their selection of Cuban and non-Cuban cigars at reasonable prices. Well, reasonable prices for Canada anyway.
And while they had very few pipe smoking supplies, there was a reasonable selection of Peterson, Brigham, and David’s Blend pipe tobaccos, as well as four custom blends made for the store, which I will be reviewing one of later.
Kaitlyn admitted that she was not the world’s greatest expert on cigars, and that she had only been working there for a few short years, but she was eagerly learning.
I didn’t get the opportunity to speak with the owner, Tara McKee, but Kaitlyn assures me that the owner has her hand in pretty much all the operations of the store.
In the end, I walked out with a bag of tobacco, the beginnings of a review, and a good shopping experience.
If you ever have opportunity to be in Saskatoon, I had to recommend you check out Tara’s store, and hopefully Kaitlyn is working, grab yourself a few cigars and…
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!