Bourbon And Cigar Pairing Study: Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sun Grown

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Carlos Fuente, Sr., patriarch of the Fuente family, passed away in early August at the age of 81. Arturo Fuente is one of the titans of the cigar industry, and perhaps one of the most recognizable manufacturers in the world. They make the highly sought after Hemingway, Fuente Fuente Opus X, and 8-5-8 lines. This month to honor the life of Fuente, we decided to try our hands at pairing the renowned 8-5-8 Sun Grown with our regular bourbon lineup. These cigars were purchased at Riverside Cigar Shop.

Michael’s Notes – Cigar was rich and sweet tobacco with a little cedar spice.

Maggie’s Notes – Cigar was earthy with notes of Maple Syrup and Cinnamon.

Four Roses Yellow Label

Michael’s Notes – The smoke took the cherry/date fruit out of the Bourbon but enhanced a citrus flavor while the bourbon really brought out the spices in the smoke. This…

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