A nice Scotch is an essential kicker required when you are smoking a Cuban cigar. This combination is just as essential as tomato sauce on pasta. If you ever run into real cigar aficionados, you will see that they are always having their Cuban cigars with a glass of scotch quite nicely placed on the side. A popular choice (At least for me) is good old "Glenn" brand of Scotch. I've found that it works with literally any Cuban cigar I have.
You should note, however, that the cigar and the spirit should work together, neither one over whelming the other. This is easier said than done, because like cigars, digestifs can be different and varied. While a certain cigar may seem an ideal match for a articular Scotch, the same cigar might be lost if it were paired with a lighter, more elegant cognac. But, as we emphasized about cigars, you should keep in mind this is a matter of personal taste.
Everyone has their own preference and that is why this applies to you. Nobody knows what your personal preference is except you my friend. You are a unique individual with specific style and liking. At the end of the day, the only person that needs to be satisfied is you. As I mentioned earlier, Scotch distilled in Scotland simply deserves my attention so far. Remember, that is what I'm suggesting, my goal is to guide you to what works for you. Which is the best Cuban cigar and Scotch combination that will satisfy your palette.
Scotch is different as some are much weaker than the other. Try the weaker ones with a strong cigar and than you can taste both. The idea here is to try various combinations of Scotch and Cuban cigars and you will finally discover the one that is right for you. Aged cigars also go very well with medium to light Scotch. If you are completely new to this than most likely you are smoking a light cigar, than I suggest try a stronger cigar. It is all about contrast.
Experimenting with your Cuban cigars and Scotch is what it's all about. This is just the best way to learn and to truly find what you are looking for. The rule of thumb here is that if your cigar is strong, go with a lighter Scotch. If your cigar is somewhat mild, than you are way better of with a strong cigar. Take your time as you try different Scotchs and Cigars and soon you'll have your very own perfect mix.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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