Discussion:
Favourite alcoholic beverage
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Jeffrey
2009-10-26 12:09:42 UTC
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...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
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Jeffrey
Alex W.
2009-10-26 12:42:27 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
For me, that depends on the cigar. Or vice versa, actually. If
I open a bottle or Riesling or Sauvignong Blanc, I am not going
to ruin it with a LFD Chiselito. I do find that red wines go
well with cigars, provided they are not too fruity: the tannins
of a cab.sauv. or merlot can usefully complement the heavy
flavours of a Cuban cigar.
btorvik2
2009-10-26 20:28:46 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single
malt Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
For me, that depends on the cigar. Or vice versa, actually. If
I open a bottle or Riesling or Sauvignong Blanc, I am not going
to ruin it with a LFD Chiselito. I do find that red wines go
well with cigars, provided they are not too fruity: the tannins
of a cab.sauv. or merlot can usefully complement the heavy
flavours of a Cuban cigar.
In Madison, my early evening cigar is usually with a pepsi.

My "nightcap" is generally a snifter of cognac with some decaf coffee and
the cigar of choice (frequently a Punch Punch).

When out at "cocktail" hour I'll generally have a Cab or Merlot or
occasionally a gin martini.

When In Fl. my late afternoon cigar is usually with tomato juice (sometimes
with a touch of vodka).

Nightcap is still cognac.

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
CigarBaron
2009-10-27 11:23:46 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights: less than 110 degrees F)
Jeffrey
2009-10-27 12:25:35 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights: less than 110 degrees F)

Favourite cognac? I also love the stuff. We produce some decent
brandy here in SA, but cognac is cognac.
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Jeffrey
Alex W.
2009-10-27 14:20:28 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights: less than 110 degrees F)
Favourite cognac? I also love the stuff. We produce some decent
brandy here in SA, but cognac is cognac.
Do they make grappa in SA? On genuinely cold evenings (knock a
nought off, Marc) a double shot of grappa in a triple espresso or
mocha can be a very pleasant accompaniment to a cigar, I've
found.

As for cognac, there is a rare and exquisite alternative: very
old rum. Once rum has aged beyond 25 years or so, it changes
character completely and turns into a delightfully smooth and
subtle sipping drink which bears some resemblance to light
cognac. If you ever get the chance, give it a try.
Jeffrey
2009-10-27 14:39:19 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
Do they make grappa in SA?
Yes, we do. IIRC the top one was made by the Meerlust Estate.
Lovely digestif.
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Jeffrey
CigarBaron
2009-10-28 11:33:06 UTC
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Do they make grappa in SA?  On genuinely cold evenings (knock a
nought off, Marc) a double shot of grappa in a triple espresso or
mocha can be a very pleasant accompaniment to a cigar, I've
found.
Great idea...a take off on "Irish Coffee." Thanks Alex.
CigarBaron
Alex W.
2009-10-28 11:44:52 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Do they make grappa in SA?  On genuinely cold evenings (knock a
nought off, Marc) a double shot of grappa in a triple espresso or
mocha can be a very pleasant accompaniment to a cigar, I've
found.
Great idea...a take off on "Irish Coffee." Thanks Alex.
CigarBaron
Not my idea.
In Rome, they add a slug of grappa to their morning espresso,
calling it "corretto".

Explains a lot abouit the efficiency and diligence of the Italian
state....
:-)
CigarBaron
2009-10-28 11:32:11 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights:  less than 110 degrees F)
Favourite cognac? I also love the stuff. We produce some decent
brandy here in SA, but cognac is cognac.
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Jeffrey
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.

CigarBaron
Jeffrey
2009-10-28 13:52:49 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron

I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
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Jeffrey
Alex W.
2009-10-28 18:27:45 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Post by CigarBaron
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
Ray
2009-10-28 19:30:47 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
Post by CigarBaron
Post by CigarBaron
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far pricier
cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
Tom S.
2009-10-29 22:21:49 UTC
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Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
Post by Jeffrey
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far pricier
cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
Ever tried Hine?

One of Winston Churchill's favorites - the man knew what was what.
btorvik2
2009-10-30 15:28:43 UTC
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Post by Tom S.
Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
Post by Jeffrey
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far
pricier cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
Ever tried Hine?
One of Winston Churchill's favorites - the man knew what was what.
Nice smooth one...just a little too "light" to hold up well with a cigar in
my experience.

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
Tom S.
2009-10-29 23:11:04 UTC
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Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far pricier
cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
I found the VS but not the VSOP. How does it compare (if you know)?
Ray
2009-10-30 01:45:34 UTC
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Post by Tom S.
Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far pricier
cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
I found the VS but not the VSOP. How does it compare (if you know)?
Couldn't say. Sorry.
Tom S.
2009-10-30 21:51:58 UTC
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Post by Ray
Post by Tom S.
Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far pricier
cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
I found the VS but not the VSOP. How does it compare (if you know)?
Couldn't say. Sorry.
That's okay - I forgive you! :-P
btorvik2
2009-10-30 15:29:56 UTC
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Post by Tom S.
Post by Ray
Post by Alex W.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
I enjoy the Meukow VSOP. Not expensive and yet tastes like far
pricier cognacs to my unsophisticated palate.
I found the VS but not the VSOP. How does it compare (if you know)?
I'm not familiar with Meukow but in general the VSOP is aged a few years
longer than the VS so it's a bit smoother.

bernie

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
btorvik2
2009-10-29 15:08:18 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
Post by CigarBaron
Post by CigarBaron
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and
I find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
It wouldn't be. Remy is a mass-market product, the cognac
equivalent of a yard cigar: reasonable value for money,
predictable and consistent flavour and good enough not to
disappoint, but not something special in any way.
Exactly.

It's my everyday fare.

On special occasions both my cigars and cognacs generally change.

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
CigarBaron
2009-10-29 12:51:51 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Any French (Cognac) cheapie.  I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me.  So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin,  Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
I tried a Remy VSOP last night. I must say, not as smooth as
Domaine Frapin.
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Jeffrey
And good bang for the cognac buck.
CigarBaron
btorvik2
2009-10-28 18:14:16 UTC
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Post by CigarBaron
Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights: less than 110 degrees F)
Favourite cognac? I also love the stuff. We produce some decent
brandy here in SA, but cognac is cognac.
--
Jeffrey
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
My regular fare is Remy Martin VSOP. It's not a great cognac but I've sort
of devloped a taste for it....slight aftertaste of kerosene? :-)

Delemaine makes a very nice cognac and I've had a variety of very good
French cognacs over the years the names of which I've forgotten.

Had one very small snifiter of Louis XIII once....ahhhh.



bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
Tom S.
2009-10-28 23:51:17 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Any French (Cognac) cheapie. I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me. So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin, Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
My regular fare is Remy Martin VSOP. It's not a great cognac but I've sort
of devloped a taste for it....slight aftertaste of kerosene? :-)
Delemaine makes a very nice cognac and I've had a variety of very good
French cognacs over the years the names of which I've forgotten.
Per a recommendation from Bernie several months back, Les Domaines
Grassa Reserve Armagnac or
Dartigalongue Hors D'age have been my cigar beverages.
Jeffrey
2009-10-29 10:43:22 UTC
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Per a recommendation from Bernie several months back, Les Domaines Grassa
Reserve Armagnac or
Dartigalongue Hors D'age have been my cigar beverages.
Never tried Armagnac - is there a big difference generally
between it and cognac?
--
Jeffrey
CigarBaron
2009-10-29 12:53:50 UTC
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Post by Tom S.
Reserve Armagnac or
Dartigalongue Hors D'age have been my cigar beverages.
Never tried Armagnac - is there a big difference generally
between it and cognac?
--
Jeffrey
Actually I find Armagnac much more flavorful. They're made the same
way as cognac but the Armagnac soil is more clay than Cognac's soil
which is sandy. The clay is a better pipe for the grape flavor. For
the money I'd prefer Armagnac.
CigarBaron
btorvik2
2009-10-29 15:06:51 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
Post by Tom S.
Per a recommendation from Bernie several months back, Les Domaines
Grassa Reserve Armagnac or
Dartigalongue Hors D'age have been my cigar beverages.
Never tried Armagnac - is there a big difference generally
between it and cognac?
Tends to have a little more depth and fruit taste.

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
Tom S.
2009-10-29 23:13:47 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
Per a recommendation from Bernie several months back, Les Domaines Grassa
Reserve Armagnac or
Dartigalongue Hors D'age have been my cigar beverages.
Never tried Armagnac - is there a big difference generally
between it and cognac?
I find it smoother, a tad lighter, and maybe a tiny bit sweeter.

One brandy I've become fond of (at a decent price) is Raynal, on a
recommendation of Steve Saka many moons ago, so I use that as a comparison.
CigarBaron
2009-10-29 12:52:16 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Nightcap is still cognac.
bernie
Mine as well on many a night.
CigarBaron
(only drinks on cold nights: less than 110 degrees F)
Favourite cognac? I also love the stuff. We produce some decent
brandy here in SA, but cognac is cognac.
--
Jeffrey
Any French (Cognac) cheapie.  I've had Cognac from a $10,000 bottle
(mostly paid for the crystal decanter and humidor it came with) and I
find that despite a decent wine palatte, expensive cognac's alure
evades me.  So, for the "brandy" give me a cheapie French cognac.
Henessey (sp?), ;Audoin,  Cipac, etc.
CigarBaron
My regular fare is Remy Martin VSOP.  It's not a great cognac but I've sort
of devloped a taste for it....slight aftertaste of kerosene?  :-)
bernie
--
Yes, excellent choice.
CigarBaron
Jeffrey
2009-11-04 10:21:49 UTC
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----- Original Message -----
From: "btorvik2" <***@aol.com>
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Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: Favourite alcoholic beverage
Post by btorvik2
My "nightcap" is generally a snifter of cognac with some decaf coffee and
the cigar of choice (frequently a Punch Punch).
On this nightcap theme, I have a sleeping problem and usually need medicinal
assistance in that regard. Last night I enjoyed a very large Armagnac with
a Ramon Allones. I also took the pill.
I'm only just surfacing. And it's 12h15 in South Africa. Is there anything
special
about brandy that is soporific? Hasn't happened with Scotch or wine.
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Jeffrey
Miss Elaine Eos
2009-11-04 15:18:21 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
I have a sleeping problem and usually need medicinal
assistance in that regard. Last night I enjoyed a very large Armagnac with
a Ramon Allones. I also took the pill.
FWIW, both alcohol annd tobacco will disrupt your sleep patterns. If
you're disastisfied with the way things are, you might try laying off
for a few days and, if things straighten out, do some "science
experiments" to figure out where your tolerances lie. By that I mean:

* Try no-drink/no-cigars for a few days, see if your sleep improves.
* If so, try no-drink/no-cigars after 6pm.
* If that still works, go ahead to 8pm.
* Etc., to figure out what works for you.

Also, not to tell you your business or anything, but most people would
recommend fairly strongly against mixing alcohol and sleeping pills,
which has lead to more than one accidental (and several famous
intentional) suicides.
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btorvik2
2009-11-04 15:39:21 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by Jeffrey
I have a sleeping problem and usually need medicinal
assistance in that regard. Last night I enjoyed a very large
Armagnac with a Ramon Allones. I also took the pill.
FWIW, both alcohol annd tobacco will disrupt your sleep patterns. If
you're disastisfied with the way things are, you might try laying off
for a few days and, if things straighten out, do some "science
* Try no-drink/no-cigars for a few days, see if your sleep improves.
Sleep is over-rated.

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
tycho
2009-10-26 13:43:37 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
Why the chagrin about Jack Daniels? I've enjoyed many a late evening with
Jack and a fine full-bodied cigar.

Now that I think of it: (1) this combination, over the years, was/is always
in the company of a particular gang of smoking buddies, my flying club; (2)
it was/is ALWAYS outside -- often near a roaring fire of some sort (usually
intentional and one of our own doing; once or twice not); and (3) we very
quickly graduated to Gentleman Jack, which accompanies the stogies even
nicer.
Ken Dixon
2009-10-26 14:10:30 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.


Ken in Miami
tycho
2009-10-26 14:13:12 UTC
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Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
Ken Dixon
2009-10-26 14:21:37 UTC
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Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
http://www.smallbatch.com/basilhaydens
tycho
2009-10-26 14:33:21 UTC
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Post by Ken Dixon
Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single
malt Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
http://www.smallbatch.com/basilhaydens
Yes, getting the correct spelling did help. :-)

Related to Knob Creek and Booker's, both of which I have had.

Interesting: "Basil Hayden's is unequalled in that it utilizes twice as
much rye in it as the other bourbons in the Collection." My dad used to
drink straight Rye whiskey, a lost taste preference I think. As a cordial,
he used to drink Rock and Rye.
Ken Dixon
2009-10-26 14:56:51 UTC
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Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single
malt Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
http://www.smallbatch.com/basilhaydens
Yes, getting the correct spelling did help. :-)
Related to Knob Creek and Booker's, both of which I have had.
Interesting: "Basil Hayden's is unequalled in that it utilizes twice as
much rye in it as the other bourbons in the Collection." My dad used to
drink straight Rye whiskey, a lost taste preference I think. As a cordial,
he used to drink Rock and Rye.
You'd think after going through a case (over the years) I'd know how to
spell it.

Ken in Miami
Ray
2009-10-26 16:39:46 UTC
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:13:12 -0500, "tycho"
Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
Good stuff. A Jim Beam product. Not as heavy as Maker's Mark.

Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are two more really smooth lighter
bodied bourbons you might want to look at if you're not familiar with
them.
tycho
2009-10-26 19:26:24 UTC
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Post by Ray
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:13:12 -0500, "tycho"
Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
Good stuff. A Jim Beam product. Not as heavy as Maker's Mark.
Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are two more really smooth lighter
bodied bourbons you might want to look at if you're not familiar with
them.
I'm not, and will look them up; thanks!

(Stockpiling for what is sure to be a bitter Chicago winter)
Tom S.
2009-10-26 23:32:24 UTC
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:13:12 -0500, "tycho"
Post by tycho
Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon. Will have to look that up.
Good stuff. A Jim Beam product. Not as heavy as Maker's Mark.
Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are two more really smooth lighter
bodied bourbons you might want to look at if you're not familiar with
them.
If you want a good, backwoods redneck bourbon, try Bulleit bourbon.

That'll put hair on your ass.! :-P
Joe
2009-10-27 05:17:26 UTC
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Post by Ray
Good stuff. A Jim Beam product. Not as heavy as Maker's Mark.
Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are two more really smooth lighter
bodied bourbons you might want to look at if you're not familiar with
them.
Woodford Reserve and Jefferson Reserve are my two favorites...
--
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time..." - Danny, American History X
CigarBaron
2009-10-27 11:22:04 UTC
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Post by Ken Dixon
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
Jeffrey
1) Pyrat XO rum, neat or on the rocks. This is my go to alcoholic beverage.
2) Basel Hayden bourbon with a splash of water. Love this stuff.
3) Any good scotch, blended or single malt.
Ken in Miami
Not familiar with Basel Hayden bourbon.  Will have to look that up.- Hide quoted text -
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Actually any of the colored liquors: scotch, bourbon, irish whiskey,
etc.

CigarBaron
Miss Elaine Eos
2009-10-26 14:51:50 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch, a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's. I'd be interested in various preferences here.
We run threads like this once in a while. I always wonder from the
responses how much "favorite [alcoholic] beverage to accompany your
cigar" and "favorite [alcoholic] beverage, anyway" differ.

For me, they're a highly overlapping set. Certainly the heavier, more
full-bodied beverages better-accompany my preferred medium-to-full
bodied cigars. I can't think of anything that fits the sentence "I
rarely drink __x__, except to accompany a cigar."

For me, it's brandy (warmed) or port (straight or, on hot Summer days,
made into Sangria :) I'm not picky enough to have favorite brands, but
that may be because Mrs. Misc tends to buy the good stuff :)
--
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Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review
text in the body of the post. :)
btorvik2
2009-10-26 20:32:50 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
We run threads like this once in a while. I always wonder from the
responses how much "favorite [alcoholic] beverage to accompany your
cigar" and "favorite [alcoholic] beverage, anyway" differ.
I think one has more cigar smoke involved.

but seriously folks......I generally enjoy a glass of white wine before
dinner but on those occasions where I'm going to have a cigar I generally
switch to a red. I just don't care for the blend of white wine and cigars
too much.

bernie

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
Tom S.
2009-10-26 23:26:22 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch, a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's. I'd be interested in various preferences here.
Brandy (or Armagnac) is first choice by a wide margin, followed by
single malt scotch, with medium to stronger sticks.

With milder smokes, coffee, usually on the patio with a good novel.
Bill Barnes
2009-11-06 07:52:23 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch, a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's. I'd be interested in various preferences here.
We run threads like this once in a while. I always wonder from the
responses how much "favorite [alcoholic] beverage to accompany your cigar"
and "favorite [alcoholic] beverage, anyway" differ.
For me, they're a highly overlapping set. Certainly the heavier, more
full-bodied beverages better-accompany my preferred medium-to-full bodied
cigars. I can't think of anything that fits the sentence "I rarely drink
__x__, except to accompany a cigar."
<snip>

I agree although there is one drink that I enjoy but only when I am -not-
smoking a cigar and that is a homemade margarita.

Otherwise it is one of these:

Booker's and a splash of spring water
A good single malt (Glenmorangie 18 would be top choice) on the rocks or
with a splash of water
Bombay Sapphire Martini with a twist of lemon
A bold red - Shiraz or Cab. Sav.

Ray
2009-10-26 16:30:27 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
It all depends.

I enjoy any number of whiskies. Scotch, Irish and Bourbon.
A good "sipping" rum like Matusalem also goes well with a cigar.
Winter nights by the fire you can't go wrong with a hot buttered rum
or Irish coffee.
A full bodied cigar, some dark chocolate and a peppery Austrailian
shiraz...great combo.
Mickey
2009-10-26 16:30:54 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me sleepy,
and/or grumpy. I usually stick with either coffee, or Diet Coke.

On those rare occasions when I do drink, it's usually Bourbon.
Miss Elaine Eos
2009-10-26 17:40:06 UTC
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I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me [...] grumpy
How can you tell?!

;)
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Please remove your pants if you want to send me e-mail.
Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review
text in the body of the post. :)
Ray
2009-10-26 19:10:12 UTC
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:23:16 -0500, Mickey
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me [...] grumpy
How can you tell?!
;)
I'm no longer pleasant and a joy to be around, you a-hole. <G>
Well maybe you need to start drinking again.
Mickey
2009-10-26 18:23:16 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me [...] grumpy
How can you tell?!
;)
I'm no longer pleasant and a joy to be around, you a-hole. <G>
Tom S.
2009-10-26 23:27:43 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me [...] grumpy
How can you tell?!
;)
I'm no longer pleasant and a joy to be around, you a-hole. <G>
Oh, gawd!! He's drinking Christian Brothers.... :-P
Tom S.
2009-10-26 23:27:01 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
I rarely drink alcohol anymore, it tends to just make me sleepy,
and/or grumpy.
As opposed to....? :-D
Tony
2009-10-26 15:04:21 UTC
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....to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
Dark beer is my favorite.
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Paul M. Cook
2009-10-26 20:29:54 UTC
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Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
A very nice cognac, my favorite is Pierre Ferrand Reserve. They also have a
new blend called Cigare which I have on order.

Calvados is my latest discovery. It is a very nice combo and even really
good Calvados is cheaper than cognac.

Sam Adams Winter White goes very well with a cigar.

Paul
Buck Turgidson
2009-10-27 04:58:41 UTC
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Post by Paul M. Cook
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
A very nice cognac, my favorite is Pierre Ferrand Reserve. They also have a
new blend called Cigare which I have on order.
Calvados is my latest discovery. It is a very nice combo and even really
good Calvados is cheaper than cognac.
Sam Adams Winter White goes very well with a cigar.
Paul
I find that Milwaukee's Best goes really well with Backwoods Wineberry
flavored cigars.
Paul M. Cook
2009-10-27 05:46:16 UTC
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Post by Buck Turgidson
Post by Paul M. Cook
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single malt
Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
A very nice cognac, my favorite is Pierre Ferrand Reserve. They also have a
new blend called Cigare which I have on order.
Calvados is my latest discovery. It is a very nice combo and even really
good Calvados is cheaper than cognac.
Sam Adams Winter White goes very well with a cigar.
Paul
I find that Milwaukee's Best goes really well with Backwoods Wineberry
flavored cigars.
Tastebuds are a terrible thing to waste.

Paul
btorvik2
2009-10-29 15:04:44 UTC
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Post by Paul M. Cook
Post by Jeffrey
...to accompany your cigar? For me it's either a really good single
malt Scotch,
a lovely smooth cognac or (to the chagrin of a friend of mine) Jack
Daniel's.
I'd be interested in various preferences here.
--
A very nice cognac, my favorite is Pierre Ferrand Reserve. They also
have a new blend called Cigare which I have on order.
Both of those are very good!

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
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