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Partagas Maduro Paired With Blantons Single Barrel Bourbon

Cigar Rating = NA

Whiskey Rating = 9.5

the first maduro from the Cuban line of Partagas cigars performed poorly with extreme immaturity; however, Blantons bourbon knocked it out of the park.


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I am a consummate people watcher. One of my favorite pastimes at the cigar lounge is to observe other smokers as they converse, pure a glass of wine, light a cigar, or even walk across the room (stop acting like I’m weird, we all like to people watch).  I observe how they cut or punch their cigar, if they have a nice lighter or not, if they prefer a cedar spill, and if they use a leather case or a zip lock bag.  But that is not enough to truly form any idea of who they are--oh no.  I need more empirical data.

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Cigar Rant #23 Presumptive Snobbery

while in London recently I ran into a host of would-be cigar aficionados that have never tried a non-Cuban but still think that Cubans are inherently better.  I smoke both Cubans and non-Cubans so don't try to school me.


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