Rum and Cuban Cigars: The Perfect Pair
Cuba is the home to plenty of great things – and two of those things happen to be rum and Cuban cigars. These both complimentary of each other and when put together create a flavour frenzy. Coincidently, the sugar cane for the rum and the tobacco are grown in similar regions, if not the same – perhaps this could be why they work so well together? With more great-tasting rums on the market than ever before, now is the perfect time to start pairing cigars and spirits. Both cigars and rum are packed-full of power and flavours in their own right, but their characteristics come together beautifully and enhance one another.
RUM – Some of you may wonder, what is rum? Well, it’s a distilled spirit made from either pressed sugar cane or fermented molasses. It’s known to have been produced as early as 5,000 years ago – evolving with the times on the way. Now, there are clear rums and dark rums, we’re after the dark! The key to a good cigar and rum pair is that the rum is dark and aged. It provides a more complex flavour, as it’s left to age in a barrel for the desired amount of time. Think of it like ageing your cigars in a cigar humidor.
Sparking Up a Celebratory Cigar.
SOCIAL ESTEEM – One possible reason behind what brought these two together could be the status that they bring. Both a well-aged rum and premium Cuban cigar are often recognised of a status symbol. It’s also somewhat a tradition to not only celebrate with cigars but with rum too! Both act as a social accessory – as not only will they boost your image but they bring people together during celebratory times!
THE PERFECT PAIRING – We want to give you aficionados as much help as we can when it comes to improving your smoking experience. We know that buying Cuban cigars online can be considerably hard, especially when you’ve never tried the smoke you’re purchasing. So, we’ve suggested 3 of our cigars for sale online that would make a match made in heaven with a good glass of rum:
The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 Cigar.
"AN EARTH, PEPPERY SMOKE WITH CEDAR TONES"
HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE NO.2 – This Hoyo de Monterrey Cigar provides an earthy, peppery smoke with cedar tones. The spiciness of both rum and the cigar will complement each other nicely, as they enhance one another’s flavours. With a light-bodied flavour profile, it’s a great pick for smoking beginners.
The Cohiba Siglo VI Cigar.
"A GREAT PICK FOR ALL CIGAR LOVERS"
COHIBA SIGLO VI – Cohiba Cigars is possibly the most famous cigar brand in the world! The Siglo VI cigar provides a medium to full flavour with spicy, woody and sweet tones. It’s a great pick for all cigar lovers.
The Partagas Serie D No.4 Cigar.
"COMBINED WITH THE FLAVOURS OF THE RUM WILL EVOLVE INTO A FRAGRANT AROMA"
PARTAGAS SERIE D NO.4 – The Robusto from Partagas Cigars has proven to be a hit in the cigar world. The full-bodied smoke provides a spicy, woody flavour with hints of black pepper. This combined with the flavours of rum will evolve into a fragrant aroma. It’s a great choice for an experienced smoker who enjoys a stronger cigar.
Let us know what you think of Cuban cigars and rum – is this your go-to pairing? We sure do enjoy the way to two complements and enhance the other flavours. You can find all our recommended smokes on our Cuban cigar shop. Before you go, don’t forget to check out our Cuban cigar blog: