Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/24/20 – 03/01/20

This week’s pairing combines the smooth sweetness of the Elijah Craig Small Batch with the bold Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 “ I had a cigar in my mouth and whiskey on my breath. I felt like money. I looked like money.  “ Charles Bukowski Overall Impressions: This pairing introduced an enjoyable range of flavors to my pallet. The medium-bodied smoke…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/17/20 – 02/23/20

This weeks pairing combines the nutty sweetness of American Barrels Kentucky Bourbon with the bold and peppery Oliva Melanio. “Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won’t cure a cold.“ Jerry Vale Overall Impressions: This was more of an untraditional pairing, where we combined a full-bodied Oliva Melanio cigar with a “nutty” bourbon that has a…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/10/20 – 02/16/20

This week’s pairing combines the rich flavors of the Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style with the bold Cohiba Nicaragua. “ Aficionado my ass…I just love to smoke cigars “ James Woods Overall Impressions: The medium to full-bodied flavor profile of the Cohiba was a great counterpart to the bold flavors of the 1920. The spicy, peppery taste of this cigar…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 02/03/20 – 02/09/20

This weeks pairing combines the zesty flavors of Monkey Shoulder Batch 27 with the smooth and creamy La Perla Habana Black Pearl Cobre Gordo. “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.” John Galsworthy Overall Impressions: This was a neat pairing, the creamy smoke from the Pearl, mixed nicely with…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 09/01/19 – 09/07/19

This weeks pairing combines the Oaky flavors of Jefferson’s Reserve Very Small Batch with the mild and earthy Macanudo Cafe. “Any cigar smoker is a friend, because I know how he feels.” Alfred de Musset Overall Impressions: The light woody, earthy smoke of the Macanudo balance out the warm oaky flavors of the Jefferson’s. The smoke compliments this bourbon nicely…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/25/19 – 08/31/19

This weeks pairing combines the sweet flavors of Crown Royal Salted Caramel with the mild and spicy Romeo Y Julieta – Reserva Real. “There are two things a man never forgets – his first love and his first cigar.” John Bain Overall Impressions: The Reserva Real and the salted caramel create the makings of an excellent mild and relaxing evening.…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/18/19 – 08/24/19

This weeks pairing combines the popular Cohiba Connecticut with the rich Four Roses Small Batch “A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it. “ Raul Julia Overall Impressions: The blend of mildly spicy smoke from the Cohiba combined excellently with the balanced fruit notes of the Four Roses. The sweet and smooth combination of…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/11/19 – 08/17/19

This weeks pairing joins the dry smokiness of Johnnie Walker Blue Label with the robust flavors of the Diamond Crown Maximus. “A fine cigar is just like a woman. If you don’t light it up just right and suck on it with a certain frequency, it will go out on you.” Unknown Overall Impressions: The Maximus comes in strong with…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/04/19 – 08/10/19

This weeks pairing bring together the bold flavors of Small Batch 1792 bourbon with the My Father La Antiguedad cigar “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” George Burns Overall Impressions: The La Antiguedad and the 1792 both offer…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/28/19 – 08/03/19

This week’s pairing brings together the sweet Jim Beam Vanilla with the bold and rich blend of tobacco from the La Herencia Cubana CORE. “I’ve got a great cigar collection – it’s actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn’t going to smoke every last one of ’em.” Ron White Overall Impressions: The harmony of the sweet vanilla…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/21/19 – 07/27/19

This week’s pairing consists of all things smooth with Angels Envy as our whiskey accompanied by an Avo Domaine No.10 cigar. “The best cigar in the world is the one you prefer to smoke on special occasions, enabling you to relax and enjoy that which gives you maximum pleasure.” Zino Davidoff Overall Impressions: The spicy subtle smoke of the Avo…

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Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/14/19 – 07/20/19

This week we are doing a pairing of the sweet Knob Creek Smoked Maple whiskey and an Ave Maria Divinia cigar as our smoke. “I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.” Mark Twain Overall Impressions This pairing creates a nice flavor profile for me personally, I enjoy the slightly fuller bodied notes from the Divinia synergizing with…

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