Cuban Montecristo Cigar and Drink Pairings

October 9, 2018

With so many libations to choose from, sometimes pairing the perfect premium cigar with your beverage of choice can become a challenging one, and if you were lucky enough to get your hands on the famous Cuban Montecristo cigar, you’ll want this pairing to be ideal.

When selecting a good drink to go with this legendary Cuban Montecristo cigar, in general, you should try to match the relative strength of both the beverage and the cigar so that one doesn’t overpower the other.

The Cuban Montecristo cigar has always been highly regarded as one of the best-tasting cigars on the planet, with the Pyramid No.2 being the most popular size in the portfolio. However, whichever Cuban Montecristo cigar style you choose, expect a medium to full body smoke brimming with complex layers of toasted bread, almonds, cinnamon, white pepper, cedar, and coffee. Although powerful, the Cuban Montecristo cigar is a deceptively smooth and creamy smoke that even a relative newcomer can handle providing they smoke it on a full stomach. That said, there are quite a few drinks that can stand up to this top-quality blend. Now that you know the flavor profile, some classic couplings with the Cuban Montecristo cigar are cognac, single malt whiskey, bourbon, rum, and rye. The unique rich, smoky sweetness of the above-mentioned drinks compliments the overall experience without negating each other. For those planning to go the non-alcoholic route, a good cup of dark roast coffee or espresso makes the flavors of the Cuban Montecristo cigar really pop!

Pairing the above-mentioned drinks is just one part of the equation because craft beer and even some red wines or ports provide a splendid companion for this luxury Montecristo cigar. But in the end, your taste is the final judge as to what will work and what won’t.

Have fun testing out different combinations and develop your own perfect drink pairings with this iconic handmade premium cigar.


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