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Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby tuddy24 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:51 am

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone recommend a good cigar for pairing with Johnny Walker Black? A great while back I had a Glenlivet 12 with a cigar but can't remember which one. What I do remember was how well they went together. The cigar made the fruity flavors of the scotch come though really nicely. The JWB has that smokey sweet flavor going on and would love to pair a cigar with it. I'm open to any other pairing of SM/blends ith cigars also. Thanks.

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:09 am

I generally don't drink scotch with cigars as it dulls my tastebuds but here is a somewhat recent thread on the topic plus there are many others if you use the search function and choose topic only.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8315&p=142307&hilit=cigars#p142307

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:14 pm

Or check out this thread...

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11178

The main considerations in successfully pairing spirits and cigars center around making sure the relative strengths of each are similar, and then electing whether to go the contrasting flavour or complementary flavour route (as relating to sweetness-dryness, degree of wood influence, etc.).
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby mikeymad » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:04 pm

My friend Ryan has a blog about this...

http://cigarsandscotch.posterous.com/

you may wish to ping him as well..

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby mzporto » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:37 pm

tuddy24 wrote:Hi Everyone,

Can anyone recommend a good cigar for pairing with Johnny Walker Black? A great while back I had a Glenlivet 12 with a cigar but can't remember which one. What I do remember was how well they went together. The cigar made the fruity flavors of the scotch come though really nicely. The JWB has that smokey sweet flavor going on and would love to pair a cigar with it. I'm open to any other pairing of SM/blends ith cigars also. Thanks.

-Pete


Pete, being objective, since JHBL is pretty balanced and low on ABV, I would tend to go for a mild cigar too. Are you in the US or not? If you are, I would recommend you to get the Lonsdales from Davidoff or the robusto from Zino. If not - and have access to cuban cigars - my recommendation would be Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleurs or any of Montecristo Open Series, such as Open Junior, Open Regatta or even the Open Eagle.

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby legomyego » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:24 am

seems to be that there are a log of topics on what whiskey goes with a cigar....

but not what cigar goes with a whiskey...

I would be interested to know what types of cigars would go with most all whiskeys...
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby Gogo73 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:55 pm

I think that a classic, medium flavored, not strong cigar would be a good match for every glass of whiskey. Not something expensive, may be Cohiba or Padron.
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby Jimmy70 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:17 pm

I think a cohiba it's right for you or if you prefer a MonteCristo. Anyway Cigar+Whiskey is a winning pair! :)
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby sandy23 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 pm

pkt77242 wrote:I generally don't drink scotch with cigars as it dulls my tastebuds but here is a somewhat recent thread on the topic plus there are many others if you use the search function and choose topic only.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8315&p=142307&hilit=cigars#p142307

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby nitelite535 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:21 am

I rarely if ever smoke when drinking whisky. But there was one time I had a nice Balvenie doublewood and Glenlivet 15. I was smoking an Acid Blondie. Very mellow cigar which went well and complimented the whisky's
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby gromber » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:49 am

why not to try Bolivar. sure, it will go good together with scotch
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby peergynt323 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:18 am

I agree that one puff of a cigar will completely change the whisky drinking experience. That being said, simpler single malts have the ability to make a cigar taste better. An older blend on the rocks if it's a hot day....Aberlour 10yo neat....Bruichladdich 10yo.....any sherry bomb.

Overall though, I tend to think of Scotch whisky as more of a contemplative beverage, whereas cigars lend themselves toward more generic tastes. Old Forester with a sophisticated Dominican. Pyrat with a big brawny Cuban. A Black Russian or Rum Alexander with earthier sticks like Hondurans and Padrons.

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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby Adwano » Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:43 pm

Hello,

I wrote a tasting review on the Dalmore Cigar Malt, in it I suggested coupling that with a Paragas Serie P No. 2 or No. 4?

http://www.lfw.co.uk/blog/whisky-reviews/dalmore-cigar-malt-tasting-review/

Perhaps one of these might be what you are after?
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Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

Postby scotchirish » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:03 am

peergynt323 wrote:I agree that one puff of a cigar will completely change the whisky drinking experience.


I agree completely. I've been an avid cigar smoker for many years, having sampled over 100 cigars and somewhat of a collector.
To me, cigars do not compliment scotch. They do bourbon, beer, wine, but they just seem to take away from the experience of the scotch to me. I have tried, but find myself not enjoying the cigar as much, nor the scotch. Scotch needs to be savoured alone (no food or anything to compete with it). But, to each his own taste.
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