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Agave Underground Anejo Tequila + Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar Pairing
Ch…ch…ch…changes: Instead of the traditional bourbon, Scotch, or beer pairing, we’re switching up Happy Hour this week with tequila. No, we’re not talking about the kind with worms in the bottle, served in novelty shot glasses. We’re talking about that amber colored tequila that’s aged in whiskey barrels; the sipping tequila that pairs just right with the top-rated Melanio by Oliva. See why we picked this spirit and cigar pairing, and why you should too!
THE CIGAR: OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO TORPEDO
When it comes to the Serie V Melanio, this blend speaks for itself: wearing a 95-customer rating and numerous awards makes the Melanio the crown jewel of Oliva’s portfolio. This former Cigar of the Year boasts a nuanced smoking experience with notes of warm spice, roasted nuts, and dark chocolate. Full flavored, yet ultra-smooth, we’re betting these luxurious, award-winning cigars are sure to exceed your highest expectations.
Body: Full Customer Rating: 95
Spirit: Agave Underground Añejo Tequila
If your idea of tequila is a heavily salted shot with a lime chaser, it’s time to rethink the way you drink tequila. This Mexican spirit can and should be sipped like a fine bourbon, especially when paired with a stunning Serie V Melanio. When you’re looking for a low-ball glass of the good stuff, Agave Underground Añejo is what you need: a dark amber colored spirit that’s aged for 18 months in Jack Daniels barrels. With a “rich molasses flavor and hints of whiskey”, you’ll taste all the flavors of the agave plant without the burn. Relish in cinnamon, butterscotch & vanilla notes with a bourbon-like finish and complemented by the Melanio’s warm spices and sweetness.
Proof: 80 (ABV: 40%)
Rating: 93/100 (tequila.net)
That’s it for this week’s edition of Happy Hour – what tequilas are you drinking? Post below! Stay tuned for next week and stay thirsty – Salud!