Good evening. This is Jerry with Lovers of Whiskey and tonight we’re doing a pairing with the Bushmills Single Malt 10 YO Irish whiskey. It’s been matured in two woods, bourbon and olorosa sherry casks. The cigar is a Romeo y Julieta Small Batch F25 Aging Room cigar. The cigar is a medium to full bodied Robusto cigar with a very smooth flavor which should make for an ideal pairing with the Bushmills whiskey. The whiskey is aged or matured in a bourbon wine cask which adds to the smoothness and makes it very enjoyable. It added a certain ambiance and made me relax.
If you are in a cool, chilly climate your cigar may have to be relit; however, you will have your whiskey to keep you warm and toasty throughout the cigar smoking process. If you are fortunate enough to be an indoor cigar smoker I hope you have a relaxing spot for enjoying both the Bushmills 10 YO Single Malt Irish whiskey and the Romeo Y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25 cigar.
Here are the tasting notes for the Bushmills Single Malt 10 years old Irish whiskey and the Romeo Y Julieta Small Batch Aging Room F25 cigar. The whiskey notes, according to Bushmills, states that the whiskey has the flavor of “honey, vanilla and ripe fruit”. When the whiskey is nosed, I can detect caramel, toffee, some honey and I can taste a sharp, spiciness. The color of the whiskey is similar to straw or wheat.
According to Cigar Aficionado’s website, the Romeo Y Julieta Aging Room Small Batch F25 cigar tasting notes are as follow—
“Tasting Note: Initial tanginess subsides to segue into a strong leathery smoke with brininess, salty earth notes and a woody, spicy finish.”
The specifications on the cigar are as follows:
Size: Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge: 54
Filler, Binder and Wrapper: Dominican Republic
The suggested retail price is around $12.50 – $13.00.
The Bushmills 10 YO helps to balance out the full bodied Aging Room F25 cigar. The flavor is smooth, consistent. They match up very well. I did not experience any unravelling with this cigar as I have with other cigar brands which is proof of a well wrapped cigar and that the humidity was at the proper level.
I would recommend giving both whiskey and cigar a try and see if you draw the same conclusions. I’ll talk to you in a few days with a new pairing but I appreciate any recommendations, comments from both cigar and whiskey aficionados on this blog. Thanks and good night.
By the time you read this blog, the Cigar Aficionado’s Las Vegas Big Smoke should be on the horizon. It is scheduled for November 11-13, 2016 at the Mirage Hotel Casino and Resort. If you have attended the Las Vegas Big Smoke please share your experiences of the whiskies and cigars. If pairing suggestions were provided we would be interested in hearing which whiskies and cigars were paired.