Whiskey and cigars just work together. Sure, cigars pair wonderfully with a wide variety of spirits and drinks. It’s whiskey, though, that so many cigar lovers come back to time and again. So, it’s no surprise that plenty of cigar brands have collaborated with distilleries to create specialty cigars. Here are our favorite whiskey and cigar crossovers that are worth your time.
Diesel Whiskey Row
Diesel Whiskey Row has a lot going for it. AJ Fernandez blended it. Publications like Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Snob, and Cigar Coop have all praised it. And its Mexican San Andrés binder was aged in Rabbit Hole bourbon barrels. With a smooth Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Whiskey Row is a fantastic option for any smoker and practically a godsend for aficionados who love a good whiskey with their cigar.
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve
Where to begin with this cigar? Born of a collaboration between Pappy Van Winkle whiskey and Drew Estate, the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve wasn’t actually aged in bourbon barrels. Instead, it was crafted to pair with Old Rip Van Winkle and Pappy Van Winkle. Thankfully, this uncommon cigar, which features a dual wrapper of San Andrés and Kentucky Tapa Negra tobacco, delivers the goods with an unconventional yet unforgettable smoking experience.
Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour
Winston Churchill famously enjoyed cigars and alcohol. It only makes sense that tobacco in the Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour spent some quality time in a Speyside Scotch barrel. This cigar/whisky collaboration doesn’t feature a big-name spirits partner, but it has produced one of the most popular brands of the past decade.
Weller by Cohiba
The latest version of Weller by Cohiba features a broadleaf binder aged in Weller’s renowned Kentucky bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. At once smooth yet complex, this titanic whiskey and cigar partnership delivers an incredible smoking experience.
- Camacho American Barrel Aged
- Drew Estate M81 Blackened
- Gurkha Bourbon Collection Natural
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