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Cigar and Bourbon used in the Smoke and Bourbon Weekly Pairing

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

This week’s Smoke & Bourbon 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.…

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

This week’s 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…

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…

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

This week’s 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…

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

This week’s 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…

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

This week’s 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.…

Which Cigar Cutter is Right for You?

There are a plethora of ways you can cut your cigar to enjoy it. Some use a guillotine cutter, others a punch. For real savages, you can use the tip of a ballpoint pen or even your teeth. No matter your preference, let’s cover some of the more “common” methods of cigar cap removal, so you can make an informed…

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

This week’s 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…

Tactical Humidor – Practical or overkill?

The “tactical” humidor was something I was gifted when I first got in the cigar game. I remember opening this thing up and assuming it was some sort of cool tactical gun case for a 380 or something. After loading this case up and putting it through its paces for the last year or so, I think this pelican case…

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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