Aberlour 10 Whisky
First, the Aberlour 10 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky is paired with the Davidoff 2000 Series cigar. Also, the Scotch whisky matured in an ex-sherry cask and an ex-bourbon cask for a minimum of 10 years.
The whisky’s smooth flavor is due to the sherry cask. Due to the absorption in the ex-bourbon cask, the whisky developed some bite in the flavor profile.
The whisky developed fruity flavors while embedded in the barrel’s charred wood. In addition, the sweet notes of caramel, toffee, and fruit create a wonderfully smooth single malt whisky.
Davidoff 2000 Series Tubo cigar
Secondly, the Davidoff 2000 Series Tubo cigar is medium-bodied and smooth. In addition, the cigar has a Connecticut outer wrapper which creates a pleasurable and palatable cigar. The wrapper is a light tan, and it has a firm feel.
The Davidoff of Geneva 2000 Series cigar country of origin is the Dominican Republic. The cigar roller uses long tobacco fillers to provide a consistent burn of the cigar’s wrapper.
The long-fillers enable the ash to remain intact during the smoking period. In addition, the cigar comes with its tube and cedar sheath.
Pairing: Aberlour whisky and Davidoff cigar
Once I lighted the cigar, I detected the smoothness of the Davidoff Geneva 2000 Series cigar’s flavor as well as an even and smooth draw. It was a pleasurable and effortless smoke that created a relaxing and calm environment.
I savored the cigar and the whisky flavor upon the initial sip of whiskey, and they both came together smoothly.
The aroma of the smoke was pleasant and did not possess any stinging or overpowering properties. The Aberlour 10 YO Single Malt whisky and the Davidoff 2000 Series were a hit from the start.
Thirdly, the Aberlour 10 YO whisky and the Davidoff Geneva 2000 Series cigar remained consistent in smoothness and balance of flavor at the halfway point. Again, the sweetness of the sherry essence seemed to balance out with the cigar.
As the bourbon notes of caramel and toffee helped to smooth out any rough edges in the robust side of the cigar, I could only see goodness in both smoothness and taste from both the whisky and cigar as I approached the final stretch.
As I neared the home stretch with the Aberlour 10 Single Malt Scotch whisky and the Davidoff Geneva 2000 Series cigar, I noticed the incredible union between whisky and cigar. They both demonstrated a consistent smoothness and paired up exceptionally well.
Since I didn’t want to waste any of this great-tasting cigar, I let the label warm enough to slip it off the cigar without tearing the tobacco wrapper.
Pairing results: Aberlour whisky and Davidoff 2000 cigar
In conclusion, the Aberlour 10 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky and the Davidoff Geneva 2000 series cigar created a great marriage. The double cask whisky helps to balance out the mild-medium-bodied flavors of the cigar.
I would recommend that lovers of whisky and cigars try them together and let us know your thoughts. We want to try other pairings and pass those suggestions on to our fans.
Availability Note: I’m sorry to say that the Aberlour 10 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky has been phased out by the Aberlour Distillery in Scotch. Therefore, you may or may not be able to get the Aberlour 10-Year-Old whisky; however, there may be whisky collectors or other online sellers who still possess and are willing to sell their Aberlour 10 YO whisky.