What could be more enjoyable than a great smoke and a drink? Pairing the two can seem like a chore, though. Here are a few simple tips from Cigar World that might help:
– The classics, cognac, single malt whisky, bourbon, rum, rye, and port, are a pretty safe bet.
– Tequila is the only white liquor that is generally a good pairing with cigars. Other white liquors, such as gin and vodka, can get overpowered by a cigar.
– Try matching the body of the drink to the body of the cigar. For example, a mild cigar may go well with white wines, medium bodied cigar will go well with most whiskeys and a strong cigar needs to be paired with scotch or single malts.
– Beers can also be paired nicely with cigars. Most smokers tend to be drawn to craft beers and often match the boldness of the brew with that of the cigar. However, some smokers enjoy a little contrast between the cigar and the beer.
While there are no hard and fast rules about pairing cigars with drinks, making the right choices will surely enhance your experience. What are your favorite pairings? Let us know!