So *today I paired an old friend Jameson Irish Whiskey and a Brazillia cigar. First the whiskey, Jameson. When I first got into drinking whiskey, Jameson was the one I started with. I have tried many over the years, but i keep coming back to this one. It is very smooth, whether you drink it straight or add some other friends to the party. During the days I worked at Shakespeare By the Sea in Halifax, Jameson was my post show beverage of choice.
As with any alcohol if you chill it the taste does get more mild, but Jameson is such a smooth and easy flavour i would always recommend drinking it au natural. It was the perfect pairing with the cigar this week.
Now being in Antigonish there is a very small selection of cigars to choose from, the Brazillia is one of my go to's. It is a shorter cigar, with a dark wrap and is very tightly packed. This allows for a much longer smoke and it has a very strong flavour. I like having one of these for every three of the other kinds i have found around here. This is not a beginner cigar. It does compliment Jameson really well though. The combination of smooth and strong starts to taste like a combination of carmel and molasses in the mouth.
Now you may be out there saying, dont all whiskeys and cigars give the same taste, short answer - no, no they dont.
As I have been working my way through some different whiskeys and scotches and various cigars there are some that work alot better with others and some just dont. But I thought I would start this page with ones that I think work really well together.
I am heading to Toronto this week, so I am looking forward ( if opportunity presents itself) to hit up a cigar store and try some new ones out.
Hopefully I get all my workouts in next week to let you know about my 'research' haha.
Till then, smoke em if you got em
Sean ' BigBoyRunning' Ryan