When one thinks of cigars, a pairing of some kind may or may not come to mind. Allow me to elaborate, a pairing is typically something to eat or drink along with your cigar. Choices of drinks include coffee, espresso, liquers, and variations thereof. Eating along with your cigar is a matter of personal choice and most aficionado’s don’t take this route as it detracts from enjoyment of the cigar. More often than not, a cigar is enjoyed after a meal, with a drink pairing.
Whilst smoking your cigar, you will pick up notes of certain flavors that enhance your smoking experience. Chocolate, cherry, leather, cocoa, honey, and so much more can be tasted by the palette. I am still not able to discern that many flavors but practice makes perfect. The point of this article is more of a visual pairing, notes of leather with choice cigars.