This turned out to be a really great pairing. I was a little surprised because it is so non-traditional but the palate profiles of each married very well to the other. This would be a great pairing for someone new to cigars and spirits. Also people looking to expand their palate. There are a lot of flavors going on in the Private Stock so lots of things to concentrate on. CHEERS!
This was a really good pairing. The Le Bijou I thought could be a little more complex but very good none-the-less. The 4 Roses Single Barrel is an exceptional bourbon that is nicely complex. It is 100 proof and maybe a bit stout for newbies in the whiskey world but I think you can handle it. CHEERS!
This was a surprisingly good pairing. The Deadwood FBB was a great mix of sweet and tobacco. The Ghost Hill is 57% corn and 32% wheat so it is the vein of a Buffalo Trace, Weller, or Pappy. If you like those you will like this. It too has a nice shot of sweet on the palate and some great complementing flavors as well. These two seemed like an excellent match and you should definitely try them. CHEERS!
This turned out to be an absolutely wonderful pairing. The mild to medium strength of the Orange Label paired perfectly with the lower proof Akashi Ume. You have to try these two together! CHEERS!!
You don’t want to miss this episode! I sit down for a chat with Brandon Marsh of Big Sky Cigars out of Montana while trying the new Big Sky Cryptid. CHHERS!
This was an absolutely wonderful pairing. The Big Sky Cryptid may be Big Sky’s best stick yet. It paired exceptionally well with the Barrel Bourbon Private Reserve. The spirit came in at a hefty 116.18 proof but was very smooth and easy drinking.
These are a must try, CHEERS!
A truly great pairing that imparted chocolate and baking spices. You will love it I am sure! CHEERS!
This was a very good pairing. Glenmorangie’s base spirit is a great place for someone to start their scotch journey and for experienced scotch enthusiasts to enjoy equally. It married very well with the Fu Manchu with great notes of fruit and creamy sugar. You should definitely try these. CHEERS!!
This was a very interesting pairing. While I am not a fan of Islay scotches in general I was very impressed with how these two paired together. The Herrera really helped to carry the scotch, it really made the scotch better. I would want to try the Laphroaig with other sticks to see if the scotch just marries well or if it was the Herrera Estelí that made the difference. I would recommend you try it and let me know what you think. CHEERS!
First I want to apologize, I refer to the stick as the 64th Anniversary edition when it is the 1964 Anniversary. Chalk it up to doing this solo with no staff to watch me.
But this matchup was an excellent one both earning 94 point ratings from me. You should definitely try these two together and I am sure either one would match very well with other sticks or spirits. I hope you enjoy it, CHEERS!