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Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: La Palina 125th Anniversary Corojo

Like many bourbon brands, cigar companies are often family businesses that are kept alive or revived by determined relatives. We’ve seen this play out a lot recently in Kentucky with brands that were snuffed out by Prohibition being revived by... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: Liga Undercrown

When I started studying bourbon and cigar pairings with Michael Veach last spring, we already knew one thing: the conventional wisdom about pairing bourbon and cigars has got it all wrong. Everywhere you turn there are people telling you a... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing Study: Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sun Grown

Carlos Fuente, Sr., patriarch of the Fuente family, passed away in early August at the age of 81. Arturo Fuente is one of the titans of the cigar industry, and perhaps one of the most recognizable manufacturers in the world.... Continue Reading →

Match Cigar Bar – Louisville’s Loss Is Jeffersonville’s Gain

Jeffersonville, Indiana offers a Bourbon experience that is not offered in Louisville and that is a chance to enjoy a fine selection of Bourbon whiskeys with a cigar. Louisville has placed a smoking ban across the city that does not... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing Study: Liga Undercrown Shade By Drew Estate

It used to be there were two busy times of the year to work in or around the bourbon industry in Louisville- Derby Festival and Bourbon Festival. Other than that things were pretty quiet most of the time. These days... Continue Reading →

A Bourbon and Cigar Pairing Study

I recently met with Maggie Kimberl and Wayne Klawier to do a Bourbon and Cigar tasting. The idea was for Wayne to pick a cigar and then we would decide which Bourbon went best with the cigar. Wayne chose a... Continue Reading →

Pairing Bourbon and Tobacco

I have been a pipe smoker for 40 years now. I enjoy Kremer’s Black Royal tobacco from Kremer’s Smoke Shoppe here in Louisville with its rich vanilla, chocolate and coffee flavors with a hint of ripe fruits. To me it... Continue Reading →

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