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joeybear
08-30-2011, 12:36 PM
Hey all, I know there are countless opinions on the subject of pairing cigars with different beverages, but let me know what you have found to be amazing. I'm writing an article, a series of articles in fact, for a magazine and would like feedback from people who really know cigars. I've only been regularly smoking them for about 13 years, but don't want to give just my opinion.

Here's what I'd like to know...Brand and name of beverage, great cigar to go along with it, and why.

Examples: Bells Oberon ale with a Pepin Blue Generoso because...

Or: Woodford Reserve with an La Flor Dominica Chisel because...

Or, and this is the tough part for me...wine! I don't know enough about wines!!

Mixed drinks, too. Cosmopolitan with a ____ because... Or, Whiskey sour with a _____ because...

Thanks, in advance!

BlindedByScience
08-30-2011, 12:46 PM
One of my all time favorite parings was a wonderful Padron 45th Family Reserve in Maduro, with a bottle of Deschutes' "The Abyss"..:

http://www.cigarpass.com/forums/uploads/1299312247/gallery_1565_604_51781.jpg

The notes of coffee and the more earthy flavors of both played against each other for about an hour. I was sorry when it ended; one of the best parings I've ever had, to be sure....:2

Cheers - N.F.H.

T.G
08-30-2011, 12:50 PM
Have a look at this thread:
Show a picture of a great pair!!! (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16879)

icehog3
08-30-2011, 03:16 PM
Bolivar Royal Corona and Fonseca Porto 27.

irratebass
08-30-2011, 03:35 PM
This will be a good thread to watch....great idea and I am surprised it hasn't been done before.

galaga
08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
This will be a good thread to watch....great idea and I am surprised it hasn't been done before.

Ah, but it has. Click on the underlined sentence in post #3 by T.G. ;)

icehog3
08-30-2011, 10:37 PM
Ah, but it has. Click on the underlined sentence in post #3 by T.G. ;)

I am trying to figure out what beverage to pair with a chocolate chip and bacon cookie, Rick. ;)

pnoon
08-30-2011, 10:39 PM
Rick & I once did a "what martini goes best with a cigar?"
The answer is "all of them".

And the only liquor used in the test was gin. Anything else is NOT a martini. :2

Bill86
08-31-2011, 01:04 AM
Bolivar Royal Corona and Fonseca Porto 27.

:tu :dr

Reminds me been a while since I got a bottle of Fonseca 27. I think I'll have to make this combination happen. :banger

irratebass
08-31-2011, 04:35 AM
Ah, but it has. Click on the underlined sentence in post #3 by T.G. ;)

But that is just people with their own 2's this is a suggestion thread.....I can see how the two could be similar, but I think this one is more for reference.

kaisersozei
08-31-2011, 09:17 AM
Have a look at this thread:
Show a picture of a great pair!!! (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16879)

Although many of these are just pictures, I think the OP can find a good number of them with the exact information he's looking for. Darrell's first post in that thread fits the bill exactly. My contributions that fit:

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=528127&postcount=111

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=435473&postcount=32

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=928575&postcount=363

and this one

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=1323663&postcount=552

:tu

yourchoice
08-31-2011, 09:24 AM
And the only liquor used in the test was gin. Anything else is NOT a martini. :2

:tpd:...or should I say, I'm with ----> :pn

qwerty1500
08-31-2011, 09:43 AM
Rick & I once did a "what martini goes best with a cigar?"
The answer is "all of them".

And the only liquor used in the test was gin. Anything else is NOT a martini. :2

Knew we could count on you to put gin martinis on the list. As for the cigar pairing ... RyJ Anniversario (NC - used to love these together) and a fresh Boli PC (my current fav CC - martini paring).

icehog3
08-31-2011, 09:46 AM
Rick & I once did a "what martini goes best with a cigar?"
The answer is "all of them".

And the only liquor used in the test was gin. Anything else is NOT a martini. :2

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/auntesther.jpg

Frog-eyed fool.

galaga
08-31-2011, 10:12 AM
I am trying to figure out what beverage to pair with a chocolate chip and bacon cookie, Rick. ;)
A port would go nicely :tu
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/auntesther.jpg

Frog-eyed fool.

Where did you get a picture of Booker on an undercover assignment????

landhoney
08-31-2011, 10:40 AM
El Rey del Mundo Panatela Larga (or Elegantes) with Mimosa. :tu

SmokeHustler
09-11-2011, 12:02 AM
This thread may or may not be dead, but I'm putting in my 2 cents. Rocky Patel Decade with a white russian. Or a black russian. Whichever is your preference really.

Bill86
09-11-2011, 12:06 AM
Try a Russian Quaalude instead :tu

I am trying to figure out what beverage to pair with a chocolate chip and bacon cookie, Rick. ;)

That sounds like the best cookie ever :dr :dr

SmokeHustler
09-11-2011, 07:21 PM
Try a Russian Quaalude instead :tu :dr :dr

I feel like a drinking amateur when I admit that I've never had a Russian Qualude before. Looked up the recipe and it sounds amazing. Definitely going to try it next time I'm out on the town.

W.B.
09-11-2011, 07:33 PM
I've had a couple that stuck with me.

Cruzado with a Dark Horse Perkulator brewery Coffee Dopplebock

and

Padron 2000 with a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

INT
09-15-2011, 09:52 PM
I just recently had the best pairing of a cigar and brew I've ever had. Sam Adams Bonfire with a Perdomo Habano. Fantastic.

Outside of that, I enjoy Crown reserve and Cask 16 with almost any smoke I regularly smoke.

mosesbotbol
09-15-2011, 11:05 PM
You can't beat Madeira and Cigars as a pairing. They're perfect match.

Champagne is also a great with cigars. Both have the acidity to keep the cigar fresh on the palate

joeybear
09-22-2011, 08:31 AM
I figured I'd update this with the pairings that worked amazingly well for different beers.

Tatuaje Verocu #2 with Central Waters Illumination Double IPA

Pepin Blue Generoso with La Fin du Monde

Edge Maduro Toro with Dragon's Milk

Joya de Nicaragua Antano with Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown

CAO America with a Leffe Blond

"Research" for this article was great, but got kinda expensive. Some cigars just did not go well with different beers.