Good afternoon, today we pairing Pendleton Blended Canadian whisky and the Cohiba Black Label cigar. Pendleton Canadian whisky is a smooth, light bodied whisky with complex flavors. The Pendleton whisky was specifically created as an active symbol of the American cowboy and cowgirl in conjunction with the hard-working and independent nature of both of them.
The Cohiba Black Label Pequenos cigar is a medium to full bodied cigar. The cigar has a Maduro wrapper which is dark to black in color with a slightly soft but oily feel. The Pequenos is approximately 4 inches in length and has a ring gauge of around 36. The Cohiba Black Label Pequenos is a premium cigar made in the Dominican Republic.
Since the Pendleton Blended Canadian whisky is a light bodied, blended whisky and the Cohiba Black Label cigar is a medium to full bodied cigar the result, hopefully, will be a balanced pairing. Upon the first puffs of the cigar, the Cohiba Black Label started off with a very bold-earthy flavor. The thick flavor is due in part to it being a Maduro wrapper. The first sip of the Pendleton Canadian whisky helped to smooth out the rich, full flavor of the Cohiba Black Label cigar and create balance between the two.
At the half-way point on the Cohiba Black Label cigar the flavors remained even between the whisky and cigar. The Pendleton Canadian whisky flavors of vanilla, caramel, toffee were responsible for taming the cigar’s robust nature. Everybody’s taste buds are different, so I would suggest adding a couple of drops of water if the whisky comes off too strong for your taste buds.
As I neared the end of the cigar, the flavors remained consistent between the Cohiba Black Label cigar and the Pendleton Blended Canadian Whiskey. They complemented each other in flavor and smoothness. The flavors of the whisky definitely had a strong part to play with balancing the Cohiba’s intense array of flavorful tobacco leaves. As the closing for the cigar approached there was a fierce burn and harsh taste, it was time to allow it to burn-out on its own.
In conclusion, the Pendleton Blended Canadian whisky and Cohiba Black Label cigar were well paired. The smoothness of the whisky contributed to balancing out the cigar’s robust flavor notes. The spirit of the Pendleton whisky cowboy or cowgirl was able to tame the wildness of the Cohiba Black Label cigar. I would recommend giving the Pendleton Blended Canadian whisky and the Cohiba Black Label cigar pairing a try. Please pass on your thoughts on how these two fared for you; we would appreciate any suggestion of cigars to pair with the Pendleton Blended Canadian whisky. So I bid each and every one a great Lovers of Whisky Day.