Like love and marriage, spirits and wine go together with cigars like the proverbial horse and carriage. Your choice of beverage depends on personal taste, and it can vary according to the occasion.
Here are some popular favorites. You pick the time and place.
The Martini: Have it any way you want, this is a classic partnering.
Bourbon/Scotch: In the world of spirits, small batch and single barrel Bourbons and single malt Scotches are super premium products that have the complexity and depth of flavor to stand up to a cigar.
Port: Port is a traditional partner for a great cigar. The sweetness and alcoholic power of vintage port blends perfectly with a full-bodied smoke; even younger vintage ports are appropriate because their strong tannins stand up to a spicy smoke.
Cognac: The most popular traditional drink with fine cigars is cognac or brandy.
Wine: Complementary wines include Cabernet Sauvignon and Rh™ne varieties such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.