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The Whistler Bodega Cask

MSRP: $65 | ABV 46% The initial impressions feature stewed dark fruits, leather, chocolate and tobacco along with citrus peel and caramel undertones. This leads to an oily mouthfeel with leather, spices, dried figs and sultanas, coupled with bitter chocolate and dry citrus peel. The delicate finish lingers with malt and dried fruits. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Petit Corona

5 x 38 Wrapper: Cameroon Binder: Dominican Filler: Dominican Strength: Mild/Medium Tasting Notes: This Gran Reserva is a welcome after dinner cigar. It has relaxing notes of vanilla, walnuts with a distinct café con leche taste. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Germaine-Robin California Brandy

MSRP: $75 | ABV 40% Germain-Robin is hand-crafted via classic cognac stills, and uses complex and aromatic California grapes–including Pinot Noir and Sémillon. The nose is oak, spice and fruit. The tastes of apple and pear are lightly accented with honeysuckle and cherry blossom. The rich full mouthfeel lingers in this balanced blend. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Illusione MK Ultra

5 ¼ x 42 Petit Corona Wrapper: Nicaraguan Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: The MK is expertly crafted featuring a zesty profile. The evident flavors are keen with white pepper, dark roast coffee and cedar that increases in intensity as you work your way through the cigar. The burn is stellar. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

SelvaRey Coconut Rum

MSRP: $32 I ABV: 35% SelvaRey Coconut Rum is a two-year-old aged rum featuring hints of fresh coconut water, key lime pie, pineapple and tres leches. It’s a smooth spirit with a complex blend. It serves well with rum and a splash of soda, fresh juice or mixed in a Piña Colada. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Alec Bradley Cigars Project 40 Maduro

6 x 52 Toro Wrapper: San Andrés Binder: Habano Brazilian Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Full Tasting Notes: A rustic and handsome cigar with evident cherry, cedar and dark roasted coffee flavors. There’s some sweetness derived from the San Andrés wrapper from start to finish that will entice smokers who like a sweet and bold combo. The draw is effortless. The tastes and billowing smoke throughout feature creamy vanilla, white pepper and spice. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Madre Ensemble Mezcal

MSRP: $49.99 | ABV: 45% Madre Ensemble Mezcal is crafted by balancing flavors of Espadin and Cuishe agaves. The makers use the same artisanal processes used for centuries in traditional mezcals. Madre is infused with natural tastes of agave and earth with less smoke than most mezcals. It’s sweet with mineral flavors, and the subtle tones of sage are delightful. Check out the rest of our featured pairings!

Diplomático By Mombacho

5 x 50 Robusto Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Mild/Medium Tasting Notes: The cigar was born from a collaboration by both cigar and rum companies to specifically pair with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum. The dark chocolate wrap is oily and attractive. The draw is impeccable with an impressive amount of smoke throughout. There’s a cinnamon raisin characteristic that you’ll undoubtedly enjoy with hints of coffee, oak, citrus and leather throughout the body of the cigar. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities in Granada and Venezuela. Check out the rest of our featured pairings!

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