Good evening everyone, tonight we’re doing a whiskey pairing between Forty Creek Premium Barrel Select Whiskey and a Victor Sinclair 55 Series White Connecticut Cigar.
Just a brief little history with Forty Creek, I actually did a whiskey review on it a few months ago. Please visit http://loversofwhisky.com/forty-creek-barrel-select-whisky-ontario-canada/ to read our review. The whiskey flavor in its current state is condensed and compacted. If you were to add a little bit of water to it, maybe just a drop or two, it will open up the bouquet of the whiskey so you actually get the full flavor of the whiskey. Forty Creek is a very smooth whiskey. It’s not over powering. It’s very good for sipping and if you actually have you a cigar, for example the Connecticut cigar, it will impart a smoother flavor.
The ash on the Victor Sinclair cigar started out even around the circumference of the cigar but it slowly started to become uneven. Eventually, the outer wrapper of the cigar slowly got an inch of ash on the tip and it gradually progressed to the point where it evened out all the way around the cigar. The outer wrapper remained intact. The cigar had been sitting in my humidor for about a couple months and it held together really well so I think that the humidity level was good.
The flavor remained consistent, no changes. The Victor Sinclair 55 Series White Connecticut was mild to medium and the second-hand smoke was very mild and pleasant.
As you noticed before in the pictures that I took, I didn’t have a ruler with me to measure the length of the ash on the cigar so I used my phone as a reference. You can see how well the ash is holding up on the cigar. The whiskey, the Forty Creek is indeed a balanced, light whiskey. The flavor continued to be consistent whilst sipping it alongside smoking the Victor Sinclair 55 Series White cigar.
Just when I was getting ready to take a picture of the ash length, which was probably about 1- inch and a quarter, it dropped off. I would have loved to get a picture of that but it didn’t happen, but I still had about four inches of cigar left to go, so there was another chance to get the perfect shot.
So here is my final entry and decision on the Forty Creek Premium Barrel Select Canadian Whiskey and the Victor Sinclair 55 Series White Connecticut cigar – I recommend them both as they paired up and balanced out each other in flavor and taste. The flavors remained consistent, smooth and relaxing. If you get the opportunity, try them out yourself. Please provide me with your opinion and comments. We would also be interested in any whiskey and cigar pairings you have tried. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Take care and good night.