It’s painfully obvious this week that I’m without some of my favorite pairings. And while water is always appropriate, I’m missing the magic that happens when the right pour perfectly accentuates a great cigar.
Which leads me to my question for everyone this week:
If you could only have one drink to pair with cigars for the rest of your life, what would it be?
For me, it would be Rum. Specifically, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. It's affordable, accessible, and has just the right amount of sweet and spicy components to compliment a wide range of cigars.
Of course, there isn’t a single pour that can bat 1000 every time - unless you cut your cigar choices down to known rockstars. But for this particular cigar enthusiast, Diplomatico hits much more than it misses.
If I were to select a non-alcoholic beverage, I’d have to give the nod to good ole Root Beer. While it has a tendency to overpower milder cigars, this beverage can be downright amazing when it connects with the right blend. Although I say that now, I might would regret it if I had to choose in real life because coffee is usually another slam dunk in my book.
Here's an article we wrote on Non-Alcoholic pairings if you need a memory jogger.
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