Whisky and Cigar Pairings

November 12 2021 – Joe Berg

Whisky and Cigar Pairings
Whisky and Cigar Pairings

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:

Tomintoul Cigar Malt:

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 – White Port Cask Finish

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


Glencadam Reserva Andalucia

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 10 & 16 year old

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


Old Ballantruan & Smokey Joe

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.