Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Do you pair the cigar to the whisky, or the whisky to the cigar?
When it comes to pairing your cigar with a tipple, the trick is to find a flavour profile that enhances the flavours of your cigar & drink of choice, complementing each other without one overpowering the other.
Edward and Eddie put forward their pairing recommendations from our new stock of Scotch:
An intricate combination of various Tomintoul single malts, including some rare peated malts either matured fully or finished in sherry butts – engaging the whole palate.
With layers of sweetness, pepper and earth tones, this single malt pairs beautifully with the similar flavour profiles
Edward recommends a Partagas D No.4
Eddie recommends a Davidoff Dominicana Short Robusto
Glencadam Reserva de Porto Branco was distilled in 2006 and matured initially in ex-bourbon American oak casks before being finished in White Port barrels sourced from Portugal, making for a fascinating partner to your cigar. Drawing upon the rich American oak and the sweetness of the classic flavour of fruits that are famous with Port.
Edward recommends a Romeo y Julieta Cedros No.2
Eddie recommends a Winston Churchill Late Hour Robusto
Matured from a selection of sherry butts and bourbon casks, finished in oloroso sherry casks – this expression from Glencadam is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
To help balance this out an earthy cigar would be Edward & Eddie’s cigar of choice:
Edward recommends a Davidoff Winston Churchill Petit Corona
Eddie recommends an H. Upmann Connoisseur No.2
Tomintoul, known as the ‘gentle dram’, is a beautifully delicate and zesty Scotch with an elegant sweetness from its maturation in bourbon barrels. Best paired with a mild smoke with floral and biscuit notes.
Edward recommends the Davidoff Signature 2000
Eddie recommends a Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2
Pairing with a smoky, peaty whisky is a difficult task. A full-bodied whisky deserves a full-bodied cigar to hold up against it without clashing.
Edward recommends a Bolivar Royal Coronas
Eddie recommends a Davidoff Box Pressed Robusto
Don’t just take our word for it, try some pairings out for yourself and let us know your thoughts via our social media.