We’re always on the lookout for advice on finding the perfect beverage to go with your cigar of choice. This article from Cigar World Magazine is a great primer on getting the most enjoyment from a smoke and a drink.
Here’s one observation from author Richard Carleton Hacker and cigar master Benji Menendez, the writers of the article:
“I like to tell people who are pairing drinks with cigars to simply match the body of the beverage to the body of the cigar. For example, a light-bodied cigar will go well with some white wines, young reds or blended scotches. Medium-bodied smokes are great with Speyside and some Lowland whiskies, most Irish whiskeys, rums, bourbons, ryes and ports. Full-bodied smokes are a perfect match with peaty Islay and heavier Highland single malts.”