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.

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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

Check out Dark Sumatra's Ratings

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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

 Check out La Amistad Black's Ratings

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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

Check out La Amistad Gold's Ratings

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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

Check out Hoyo De Monterrey's Ratings

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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

Check out Hoyo De Tradicion's Ratings

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Excalibur

FLAVOR PROFILE: Mellow and creamy.

BEER PAIRING: Maibock

SPIRIT PAIRING: White Russian or Black Russian

WINE PAIRING: Oaky Chardonnay

CAFFEINE PAIRING: Latte

Check out Excalibur's Ratings

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Excalibur Cameroon

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

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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

Check out Excalibur Dark Knight's Rating's

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.

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    Deputy Mayor of CW

    (7 months ago)

    Love this article!

    Please do this for CAO’s cigars, next!!

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    COHoyoMan

    (7 months ago)

    I would love to see what pairings you have for the Excalibur Maduro. Are they similar to the Dark Knight? Excalibur Maduro #2 is my all time favorite and still go to cigar.

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      Wolfie

      (7 months ago)

      I’m a huge Maduro Fan myself. I like pairing Maduro’s with 7UP or and craft beer .