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Tequila and Scotch
« on: 04/04/2009 07:42 PM »
Does anybody have any ideas of tequilas that would go well with cigars?  How about any tasty scotch?
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #1 on: 04/04/2009 07:46 PM »
I have no idea, but there is a web-site that I know that could help.  The website is called stogieguys.com.  They do spirit and stogie pairing some times, and they have an archive.  Maybe you could find something there.

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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #2 on: 04/04/2009 07:55 PM »
Great.  Thanks, I'll take a look.
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #3 on: 04/04/2009 09:09 PM »
Johnny Walker Scotch on the rocks or with club soda. I like Johnny Walker Black but JW Red will work too.
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #4 on: 04/05/2009 10:24 AM »
For tequilas to match with cigars, I almost exclusively go with anejos. El Diamante del Cielo Anejo is one that I currently have and enjoy another that comes to mind is Corazon Anejo. They are both very tasty and will stand up to a medium bodies cigar that is not maduro. Scotch is something completely different. I mainly drink single malts but will occasional enjoy a blend. A couple off the top of my head that I have are Bowmore 17 year old, Macallen 18 year old, and a Lagavulin 16 year old. They again pair well with cigars that have a natural or sungrown wrapper. Suntory 18 is a great Japanese alternative to Scotch from Scotland. If I am smoking a maduro or some other dark, heavy cigar I will go to rum or bourbon everytime. For rum try Zaya. It is my favorite drink to pair with a nice maduro cigar. Hope that helps some. :biggrin:

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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #5 on: 04/05/2009 11:26 AM »
Johnny Walker is a blended scotch.

I found a good single malt called Highlands, it's about 35 a bottle.
« Last Edit: 04/05/2009 11:26 AM by Samhain2000 »
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #6 on: 04/05/2009 12:41 PM »
There is one tequila that I really like to sip w/a cigar. It is called Ora Azul/Anejo. Dark, rich and has a very slight sweet taste and oh so very smooooooooooth!!  :drinking:

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« Last Edit: 04/05/2009 12:42 PM by mountedshriner »
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #7 on: 04/05/2009 07:25 PM »
Thanks for the info guys.  Sounds like its time for me to make a run to BevMo.  Hopefully I can find them.
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #8 on: 04/05/2009 11:27 PM »
My day-to-day scotch is Dewars. It's not fancy, but I have yet to find anything it didn't go with. For the "heavy guns", I like Macallan and Glenfiddich for most general purpose smoking, and Lagavulin for ballbuster full bodied cigars.

These days, though, my favorite cigar booze is rum, neat. I like Bacardi Anejo. I have some Haitian (Barbancourt?) rum I also like. And I -- ahem -- receive a bottle of ISOM rum as gift and it is some of the smoothest, nicest sipping rum I've ever had. Goes great with any cigar.

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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #9 on: 04/06/2009 08:19 AM »
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bslatner - 4/5/2009  10:27 PM

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These days, though, my favorite cigar booze is rum, neat. I like Bacardi Anejo. I have some Haitian (Barbancourt?) rum I also like. And I -- ahem -- receive a bottle of ISOM rum as gift and it is some of the smoothest, nicest sipping rum I've ever had. Goes great with any cigar.


Bryan, have you ever tried 10 Cane rum? Makes the best Mojitos in the world, hands down. Is great on the rocks as well: http://www.10cane.com/

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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #10 on: 04/06/2009 08:50 AM »
I'll have to add 10 cane to my shopping list.  I love a good mojito.
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #11 on: 04/06/2009 09:26 AM »
I wouldnt waste a Swisher on tequila, I'd rather drink a nice 10 year old bottle of Yak piss than tequila!


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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #12 on: 04/06/2009 09:42 AM »
Yak piss and soda w/a twist of lemon!!! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm good! :cheers:
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #13 on: 11/21/2009 07:15 AM »
Two tequilas I like with cigars are Patron Platinum ($$$) and Dos Lunas (not expensive, and excellent).  The Dos Lunas is one that anyone should try.  For the tequila lover it offers something very different, while my non-tequila-drinking friends find it palatable and smooth.
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RE: Tequila and Scotch
« Reply #14 on: 12/14/2009 08:44 PM »
Screw all these super-premium tequilas that are sucking up all the blue agave and driving the price of cheap mixto tequilas up. And that goes double for 'foodies' who now have on the market sweetener made from the agave.

Tequila blanco, aged six weeks, is the gasoline to run my engine.

Hey, anybody try the Drew Estate Sauza infused cigars?  I couldn't be drunk enough to recommend these.
« Last Edit: 12/14/2009 08:45 PM by FNA »