Ezra Zion is a new boutique cigar made in Nicaragua. TANTRUM is a recent release, limited but fairly available at the time of this post (check your local B&M), which features all Nicaraguan tobaccos in a wonderful Petit Corona vitola (a favorite size of mine). The blend features a Corojo wrapper with 5 – 7 [...]
This has been one of my favorite pairings. The drink and cigar both truly compliment each other. When I first tasted this cocktail at Anvil, I knew it was the perfect match for the Cellar Reserve from Gurkha. Since then, I’ve been playing around with the cocktail for variations which I will include in this [...]
This is an experiment I have been very anxious to play with: lighting multiple cigars of different strengths and styles, and testing them with multiple whiskies all at once. Normally when I do a tasting the focus is one cigar to one or more whiskies, but this way I was able to experience the subtle [...]
This pairing takes the smoking experience to the next level. Beyond the combination of textures and tastes, when combined each of the components stand out individually and enhance the cigar’s natural characteristics. I’m very impressed with this one, and I believe that this scotch was made for this cigar! The San Cristobal Elegancia features an [...]
A review of the Winston Churchill Lancaster cigar done with two pairings:
A Glenmorangie 12yr Burgundy Wood Finished Scotch Whisky and a Last Word Cocktail.
Last Word Cocktail:
3/4 oz Gin
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
3/4oz Lime Juice
Shake, strain, enjoy.
I love enjoying a pair of classics together, and this Fuente Hemingway Short Story with a Vieux Carre makes for a perfect cigar and cocktail pairing. I love the combination of complimenting flavors and characteristics. Both are just the right amount of smoke and drink to finish off the evening. This is a great way [...]