A cigar and a drink is an old novelty. From religious rituals to medicine, they both converged into the world of sybaritism. In order to find a good combination, it is necessary (like in life) to take many factors into account. After all, almost anybody can find a worthy cigar or drink. But to match a pairing harmoniously is the inheritance of true connoisseurs.
Cohiba Behike 56 (length 166, ring gauge 56, format Laguito № 6), and Martell Cohiba
This impressive and refined post-revolutionary Cuban cigar brand will perfectly compliment the specially designed same-name cognac Cohiba from Martell. Its rich flavor and exceptional aromas make smoking a true pleasure. Recommended for proven champions of the classics who know Cuban tobacco and a noble drink.
Davidoff from Château series released in Cuba (preferably before 1985), and French wines Bordeaux
Paired with these rare cigars of different sizes, the wine Grand Cru Bordeaux would be the right way to go with the Chateau series of cigars. As indicated by their titular prefixes, these would include: Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Latour and Château d’Yquem. So we say be true to the precepts of their creator Zino Davidoff. And why not? A good cigar with a good wine – the choice of real gourmets.
Arturo Fuente Opus X Reserva d’Chateau (length 178, ring gauge 48, Churchill format), and The Macallan 1926
Cigars from Arturo Fuente Opus X line is probably the most famous and expensive of the Dominican brands. As for drink, I will offer a rare 60-year-old Scottish whiskey: The Macallan 1926, bottled in 1986. Old, dry and concentrated – this single malt whiskey perfectly sets off the brightness of this relatively “young” but very serious cigar. Brutal, strict and fair.
Gurkha 125th Anniversary (length 152, ring gauge 60, format XO), and Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl
A highly original cigar (with an integumentary leaf from Brazil, binding from Ecuador and stuffing from Nicaragua) from famous American inventor Kaizad Hansotia. Since complexity can only be matched with complexity, the best way to accompany it would be the limited version of old ages cognac Louis XIII from Remy Martin, called Black Pearl. Expensive, conceptual and with taste.
DM 2 Gold (length 158, ring gauge 54, format Torpedo), and 24K cava
An enjoyable Nicaraguan puro from Californian Company Daniel Marshall wrapped in 24 carat gold foil (a gold leaf and “food supplement E175”). This type of cigar you should smoke unfolded. With such a discriminating taste, you should drink something appropriate… For example, a good match would be sparkling cava “24K” with similar “flakes” gold in a bottle from Artesanos del Vino (from Valencia, Spain). Enthusiastic and young. A perfect club theme.