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Few things go together better than a glass of good rum and the right cigar, except maybe more rum.


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Old 05-29-2007, 12:25 AM   #1
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I have not made an entry in awhile, so let me add a few now.

I mentioned this pairing in another thread last night:
Cusano Cuvee Grand Lancero and Neisson XO: This is a delicious full bodied cigar with layers of flavor. Leather, wood and rich tobacco flavor, and about a third of the way the peppery spice kicks in. The cognac like flavor of the aged XO along with the slightly higher proof made this a perfect match.

CAO Cameroon Belicoso and La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc in a "Ti Punch":
I have been working on a good pairing for a Ti Punch. This cigar is medium bodied, with subtle but prominent flavors of cedar, toast and a bit of spice, and a slight bitterness from the Camy wrapper. The higher proof agricole with that rich herbal flavor is not over powered by the cigar, and they work well together. It is easy for a cigar to overwhelm a white rum.

Another Ti Punch pairing is Neisson Rhum Agricole blanc and a Partagas Spanish Rosado Sabroso. This is a mild cigar with sweet herbal flavors that allows the rhum to come through with all its flavor. They taste great together.

I enjoy a Ti Punch and a mild to medium cigar in the mid to late afternoon,
after lunch or before dinner. Give them a try, and tell me what you think.
If you are a cigar lover, suggest a pairing I might try.
Good wishes to all!!
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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Have you tried the CAO Brazillias? I find they are excellent with a deep rich rum.

Of course my all time favorite to pair with has the be a true Montecristo #2. can't get much better than that!

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Bolivar belicoso fino with a glass of Ron Zacapa black makes a fine pairing as well, the sweetness of the rum goes well with the Bolivar flavour profile
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
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I thought it might be better to move our rum and cigar discussions down to the Other Discussions forum. If i could move the whole thread I would. This way, it won't bump the rum related discussions. Look for a new entry there,
and, If I may suggest to the other cigar lovers, let us put our comments on that forum.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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Just had a CAO Italia with the Eldorado 15. Heard a lot of good reviews about this cigar and was gifted one by a friend. This was a very nice cigar except for the first few minutes which was very harsh. Almost gave up on it, but kept saying to myself its gotta get better. Eventually, it did get better.
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Over time, the Italia has lost some of its complexity, and has gotten "sweeter". When I first tasted the Italia and Brazilia a couple of years ago, I liked the Italia better. Now, I prefer the Brazilia Box Pressed. The Brazilia used to start rough, and then smooth out, like the Italia did for you.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:03 PM   #7
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I've never had a CAO I really liked, but then again, I have only smoked a couple. I have a gifted one (monster sized maduro, don't know the exact model) in my humi, but I can't bring myself to smoke it.
That's the thing with cigars and me. If I have a bad first experience, I'm unlikely to try a brand again, even though I might know logically that I just got a bad one or the vitola might not be representative of the marque's best. It doesn't really matter though; life's to short to smoke a cigar you don't like.
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I understand completely. I keep a couple of the anniversary cammys for a mild to medium afternoon smoke, but back when I tried both of those I did not put any in the humi. The latest I have tried is the Brazilia Box Pressed Maduro, and I must say, that is a good cigar, so I put a couple in the Humi.
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I have a few of the Brazilia's left after trying about a year ago. I like the wrapper. I think it's the same as the Torano Sig. Never had with rum, so I'll have to break one out.

Oh, I am glad the weather is warming
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Oh, I am glad the weather is warming
Not here. We had a vicious cold wind storm yesterday with gusts to 45 MPH. No way to smoke outside, so I didn't even bother.
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