Do Harmony Spirits and cigars pair together?
The simple answer is, yes. The more complex answer is, Hell Yes!
Pairing cigars and spirits make total sense, in fact, tobacco and spirits employ fermentation to produce their flavor profiles. Several cigar manufacturers age their tobacco in whiskey or bourbon barrels. The very same barrels Harmony Spirits use to age whiskey, bourbon, and barrel aged rum. Pairing cigars with aged spirits “is” the natural order.
Cigars and spirits both contain many similar flavor profiles: vanilla, caramel, honey, and earthiness. These profiles make them excellent compliments for each other. The mouth feel and heat of a cigar can also supply a nice contrast to the mouth feel and body warmth of the spirits giving the umami (savory) and sweet that enhances the total tasting experience.
Harmony Spirits and cigars are both aged to perfection. In both cases, you cannot rush time. While aging is important to achieve the desired aromas, flavors, mouth feel, and taste, older does not mean better. Time is a fickle mistress. If not given the appropriate amount of time, Harmony Spirits and cigars will not have desirable flavors and will taste harsh. Too much time and you are just adding years without adding quality or flavor, or drying out the cigars, and potentially losing some of the best qualities of both spirits and cigars. The good news is the distiller, for spirits, and the master blender, for cigars, have already done the aging for you, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy.
Harmony Spirits Whiskey pairs nicely with your favorite cigar, but a nice medium bodied cigar will best compliment our Whiskey. Harmony Spirits Rum (Cuba is known for both rum and cigars) is a great partner for full bodied cigar. The richness of the cigar compliments the sweetness from the rum, especially the barrel aged rum. Harmony Spirits Bourbon is a great match for med-full bodies cigars. Harmony Spirits Barrel Strength Bourbon is a perfect match for a full bodied, Maduro or Oscuro cigar. Make sure to plan ahead by picking a cigar sized to match the amount of time you plan to enjoy your Harmony Spirits.