Macallan 12 YO whisky and Rocky Patel Edge cigar
Firstly, the Macallan 12 YO whisky expression is matured in new seasoned sherry oak casks. These whisky casks imported from Spain create sweetness on the palate.
The flavor embedded within the cask wood is released into the whisky. The sherry notes releases throughout the twelve-year storage period. Therefore, you can imagine the rich, sweet taste of sherry imparting itself in the whisky, creating a very smooth whisky.
In addition, the Macallan 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky is another smooth and excellent Speyside whisky. The whisky is sweetened by dried fruits, vanilla, and toffee-caramel flavor.
These notes help balance and smooth out each other’s tastes, creating a perfect pairing between whisky and the Rocky Patel Edge cigar.
Rocky Patel Edge Cigar
The Rocky Patel Edge Habano cigar is a torpedo shape and full-bodied cigar in flavor. But, again, the flavor or taste is smooth and consistent. In addition, the cigar keeps its chocolatey-spicy, peppery notes throughout each draw.
Whisky and cigar pairing
I would go so far as to say that the two create a good marriage. Since, from your first taste, you can detect the sweet texture of the fruit, chocolate, and cocoa, soothing the spicy pepperiness on the tongue’s edge as you draw from the cigar.
During the pairing, the Macallan 12 YO Scotch whisky flavor and Rocky Patel Edge Habano remained consistent even at the halfway mark of smoking the cigar.
However, as noted earlier, the cigar is full-bodied in flavor, and it would require a whiskey that has either an age statement or a well-matured whiskey 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 the Westland Sherry Cask American Single Malt Whiskey.
In conclusion, the Rocky Patel Edge cigar and the Macallan 12 Scotch whisky flavors remained consistent throughout the pairing.
Therefore, I recommend them to anyone who wants to try the pairing.
We look forward to any pairing suggestions you would like us to try or ones 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 in the U.S.
Due to inflation, the Macallan 12 YO Scotch whisky retail price is approximately $80.00 on Oct 23, 2022. The suggested retail price for the Rocky Patel Edge Habano as of Oct 23, 2022, is approximately 10.00 dollars in the U.S.
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