Cigar Pairings: Matching 5 Great Cigars with Their Perfect Bourbon

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

YOU’VE GOT your bourbon perfect, sunset is nearrly on you, and you feel like kicking back, feet up on the porch, and just enjoying life with a glass of your best in your hand.

What will complete the moment for you? I know, a cigar!

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

 La Aroma de Cuba

  • Strength: Medium-Full
  • Shape: Monarch 6 x 52
  • Wrapper:Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Origin: Nicaragua
  • Pairs with: Old Bardstown

The new La Aroma de Cuba is a beautiful handmade cigar now produced in Nicaragua by Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia.

The draw is great, even burn and produces a rich zesty smoke. The nutty and wood flavors linger when sipping Old Bardstown.

Being bottled at 100 proof the corn flavor shines in this young bourbon and goes well with this cigar.

TRY THIS with your favourite cigar! Get your NEW RELEASE Jack Bourbon Daniels Taste-Alike Spirit Essence RIGHT HERE

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

Por Larrañaga 1834 TAA En Cedro

  • Strength: Medium
  • Shape: Toro 6 x 52
  • Wrapper:Nicaraguan
  • Origin: Honduras
  • Pairs with: Lexington

It’s that time of year again, when exclusive and limited edition cigars begin making their way into TAA-authorized retail shops across the country!

TAA encompasses a select few tobacconists that operate at a high standard. Por Larrañaga is one of the oldest Cuban cigar companies in the world from 1834. Its smoke is not to be missed by true enthusiasts.

The medium body of the 2017 paired well with the soft caramel and date notes of Lexington bourbon.

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

La Mission du L’Atelier

  • Strength: Full
  • Shape: Robusto 4.7 x 52
  • Wrapper:San Andres
  • Origin: Nicaragua
  • Pairs with: Old Gran-Dad 114

The La Mission du L’Atelier is an absolutely gorgeous cigar. Coming dressed in a Mexican San Andres wrapper over Nicaraguan long-fillers, including the revered Sancti Spiritus leaf.

It’s slightly box pressed with a pig-tail cap. Its robust with chocolate, pepper and coffee!

The Old-Gran-Dad 114 has the strength to hold up with its own pepper boost from Beam’s high-rye mash bill and finishes well together with oak and vanilla.

CHOOSE Our Jim Beam Taste-alike Kentucky Bluegrass Bourbon HERE amd Get a FREE 250ml Bottle – SAVE $27.50!

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

Punch Rare Corojo Rothschild

  • Strength: Medium-Full
  • Shape: Rothschild 4.5 x 50
  • Wrapper:Sumatra
  • Origin: Honduras
  • Pairs with: Straight Edge

The Rothschild goes very quickly so don’t wait to pick up this fantastic cigar. Its ruby hue comes from the Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in the natural mountain mist of Ecuador.

Its rich flavor comes out in every puff producing a thick woody smoke with hints of cherry and leather.

Like the Rothschild, Straight Edge Bourbon has a mahogany glow which is due to being finished in Napa Cabernet wine barrels.

Both cigar and bourbon have great balance and flavor!

spirit essences, spirit essence, home distilling, liqueur essences, liquid smoke, oak chips

Eiroa the First 20 Years

  • Strength: Full
  • Shape: Prensado6 x 46
  • Wrapper:Honduran
  • Origin: Honduras
  • Pairs with: Russell’s Reserve 10 yr.

After selling Camacho Christian Eiroa is celebrating his 2 decades in the cigar industry with a special release, Eiroa the First 20 Years.

This box-pressed Honduran puro contains a special  tobacco that hasn’t been used in a cigar in over 50 years!

Its full-bodied and packed with flavors of espresso, baking spices with earthy undertones.

It may be a while before they can match the tenure of the Russell’s from Wild Turkey but this pairing is an instant classic.

INFUSE Your Neutral Spirits with THE MAGIC of WILD TURKEY…

Until next time… Happy Distilling!

Cheers

READ THE FULL STORY RIGHT HERE

By Victor Sizemore August 21, 2019


Questions about Spirit Essences or Home Distilling?
Phone Keith direct NOW – 0418 583 668 or phone John 0414 955 743

Keith’s Global Flavors Spirit Essences Facebook Page

Global Flavors’ HOME DISTILLERS CLUB Facebook Group


Posted in Drinking Fun, Spirit Essences.