Safari Cigar: Scotch, Cigars, and the Bonds They Create

Published on September 14, 2013

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One of the greatest connections I have experienced recently is the relationship between whisk(e)y and cigars, and the people who strengthen that bond. It is an amazing thing when your passion directs you to some truly great people who are on a similar path. While on the hunt to learn more about rye, bourbon, scotch, cognac and whiskey and seeing which tastes combine with which cigars, I discovered something else I wasn’t expecting. And though unexpected, in the end it really isn’t surprising when I look back.

That discovery is that both cigars and scotch have a culture around them that at the heart of it is about bonding. Because we are talking about personal tastes, there is a level of intimacy into our personal perspectives that both scotch and cigars give a comfortable link to. There is no wrong answer when it comes to what your favorite scotch or cigar is- or even how to drink or smoke it. Yes- I know I am definitely opinionated on the matter but I am also able to realize that just because something is my preference doesn’t make it the only way. As long as the item is being thoroughly enjoyed by the consumer, what else matters?

What is fun though is watching someone else enjoy your favorite scotch or cigar for the first time. Then seeing what you have in common as far as taste profiles are concerned and then each discovering something new to try. It’s exciting just talking to someone about it and making the comparisons.

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