Just like wine and cheese, a cigar and a drink pairing go hand-in-hand. But, for your average cigar smoker, it can be difficult knowing what kind of beverage to pair with certain cigars. Even for the cigar aficionado, a cigar pairing suggestion or two never hurts.
That’s why we’ve studied one of our favorite cigar brands, Hoyo de Monterrey, and tested each one of the cigars in their lineup.
We’ve smoked them with beers, spirits, wines, even sodas, and put together the ultimate cigar and drink pairing list for Hoyo.
La Amistad Dark Sumatra
FLAVOR PROFILE: Robust, meaty, earthy and peppery.
BEER PAIRING: Imperial Stout
SPIRIT PAIRING: Kentucky Bourbon neat
WINE PAIRING: Cabernet Sauvignon
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Cappucino
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La Amistad Black
FLAVOR PROFILE: Bold, cinnamon, leathery and spicy.
BEER PAIRING: Milk Stout
SPIRIT PAIRING: Classic Mojito
WINE PAIRING: Pinot Noir
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Cortado
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La Amistad Gold
FLAVOR PROFILE: Medium to full-bodied, rich and creamy.
BEER PAIRING: Porter
SPIRIT PAIRING: Blended Scotch neat
WINE PAIRING: Syrah
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Caffe Americano
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Hoyo De Monterrey
FLAVOR PROFILE: Medium body, complex and rich.
BEER PAIRING: Brown Ale
SPIRIT PAIRING: Rye Whisky Neat or on the Rocks
WINE PAIRING: Malbec
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Espresso
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Hoyo De Tradicion
FLAVOR PROFILE: Well-balanced, medium-bodied and subtly spicy.
BEER PAIRING: Pale Ale
SPIRIT PAIRING: Gin Fizz
WINE PAIRING: Merlot
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Vietnamese Coffee
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FLAVOR PROFILE: Complex and woody.
BEER PAIRING: Pilsner
SPIRIT PAIRING: Japanese Whisky neat
WINE PAIRING: Chilled Pinot Grigio
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Caffe Macchiato
Check out Excalibur Cameroon's Ratings
Excalibur Dark Knight
FLAVOR PROFILE: Deep, rich and smooth.
BEER PAIRING: Coffee Stout
SPIRIT PAIRING: Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
WINE PAIRING: Port
CAFFEINE PAIRING: Turkish Coffee
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Enjoy your perfect Hoyo Cigar & Drink Pairing
From everyone at Cigar World, we hope this article has helped give you the best cigar and drink pairings for all of the Hoyo cigars. Now, just like one’s taste in music, your taste in cigars and beverages is a bit personal, so if there’s any of your favorite pairings we left off our list, let us know in the comments below.