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Best Scotch & Cigar Pairings

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Scotch and cigars were born for one another. Celebrating a special occasion or unwinding from a long week at work deserve a fine cigar with a Scotch. Heritage and taste culminate with much sophistication in the world’s finest single malt and premium cigar pairings. Master distillers and master cigar-makers pour generations of knowledge into their crafts until perfection is achieved. When you’re in search of the best whisky and cigar pairings to explore, here are a few unequivocal suggestions to indulge in.   

Padron 1964 Anniversary & Macallan 12 Year Double Cask

The Macallan 12 Year Double Cask reveals a savory profile of honey, spices, and citrus with hints of caramel and raisin behind an enticing nose of toffee, candied orange, and vanilla. Dividing the whisky’s maturation between European and American sherry-seasoned oak casks adds delicate dimension perfect for pairing with a fine cigar. Soft but seductive tasting notes syncopate in Padron 1964 Anniversary. Vintage reserves of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers are patiently assembled under a luxuriant wrapper in several iconic box-pressed sizes. Notes of cocoa, cedar, leather, and cayenne mingle throughout an immaculate finish complemented perfectly by every sip of Macallan 12 Year. 

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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Ashton VSG & Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask

Following fourteen years of rest in traditional whisky casks, Balvenie Caribbean Cask completes its evolution in former rum barrels to achieve a fabulous profile of toffee, oak, and mango while aromas of salted caramel and tropical fruit fill the nose. Discover an astonishing synthesis between Scotch and premium tobacco in Ashton VSG. Succulent spices punctuate a robust profile of cedar, espresso bean, and leather in a masterful cigar drawn from the finest Dominican long-fillers beneath a seamless Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf. An unrivaled Dominican classic promises a perpetual exchange of mouthwatering flavor when paired with this superb Speyside.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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Fuente Fuente Opus X & Oban 18 Year

A bouquet of sea air and caramel blossoms with malty hints of apple and melted butter when you take in the aroma of Oban 18 Year. The small-batch single malt soothes the palate with flavors of brown sugar and wood with a touch of hazelnut before a long finish of cocoa and oak. Fuente Fuente Opus X is a coveted Dominican cigar celebrated for its rarity, its boldness, and its balance. Potent notes of nougat, fig, and leather harbor a plentitude of spices in a blend derived from exclusive reserves of binder and filler tobaccos patiently assembled beneath a glistening Shade Grown Dominican wrapper leaf. Opus X and Oban 18 Year intertwine without overwhelming one another in an opulent union you’ll be in no rush to finish.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican

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