Tonight’s pairing is Macallan 12 Year Old (YO) Single Malt Scotch whisky and the Rocky Patel Edge Habano. The Macallan expression is matured for a period of twelve years in new seasoned sherry oak casks which are imported from Spain. The sherry flavor within the wood is released into the whisky throughout the twelve year storage period. You can imagine the rich, sweet flavor of sherry imbedding itself in the whisky helping to create a very smooth whisky.
The Macallan 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky is another smooth and excellent Speyside whisky. The Rocky Patel Edge Habano cigar is a torpedo shape and full bodied cigar in flavor. The flavor or taste is smooth and consistent. The whisky possesses the sweetness of dried fruits, vanilla, toffee-caramel flavor and the cigar possesses chocolatey-spicy, peppery notes within it helping to balance and smooth out each other’s flavors; therefore, creating a very good pairing. I would go so far as to say that the two create a good marriage. From your first taste, you will be able to detect the sweet texture of the fruit, chocolate and cocoa soothing the spicy-pepperiness occurring on the tongue’s edge as you take a draw from the cigar.
During the course of the pairing, the flavor of the Macallan 12 YO Scotch whisky and Rocky Patel Edge Habano remained consistent even at the halfway mark of smoking the cigar. As noted earlier, the cigar is full bodied in flavor and it would definitely require a whisky that has either an age statement or a well matured whisky that can hold its own against this cigar. I may even go so far as to suggest the Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Matured Single Malt scotch whisky or even the Westland Sherry Cask American Single Malt Whiskey.
In conclusion, the Rocky Patel Edge Habano cigar and the Macallan 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky flavors remained consistent throughout the pairing. I would recommend them both to anyone who would like to try the pairing. We look forward to any pairing suggestions that you would like us to try or ones that you have already tried and would like to share with us.
The suggested retail price for the Macallan 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky is approximately $45.00 dollars U.S. The suggested retail price for the Rocky Patel Edge Habano is approximately $6.50-7.00 dollars U.S. If you visit Total Wines and More they will be able to take care of all your whisky needs. Take care and have a good day.