Cigar Pairing: An Introduction

          Cigar smokers are so diverse in their little rituals. This can vary between how they light their cigars, cut them, and ash them. However, when it comes to cigar pairing the diversity is even wider. Some people are absolutist, in that they believe that a cigar should never be paired with anything, and other believe the exact opposite. In this series of Tobacco University articles we will discuss:

  1. What is pairing?
  2. Why do people pair their cigars with drinks?
  3. What can you pair your cigar with?

Hopefully these series of lecture articles will help you to better understand the nuances of cigar pairing and learn exactly why and how people pair their cigars to get the maximum enjoyment out of them.

Class dismissed!


By: Steven Umbrello

Steven Umbrello is a student of philosophy and an avid cigar and pipe smoker. He has been smoking cigars and pipes for over five years and has made it his mission to learn as much about the industry as possible. He has attended some high profile cigar events and is a leading member of the Toronto Cigar Club.  You can find more from Steven at his blog The Leather Library Blog.

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