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CA Happy Hour: Zacapa Centenario XO Rum + Fuente Double Chateau Cigar Pairing

CA Happy Hour: Zacapa Centenario XO + Arturo Fuente Double Chateau Cigar Pairing

By Fred Lunt

White beaches, palm trees, a cool ocean breeze and a long, tall drink with a cigar smoldering beside it. That’s how summer looks and with the beautiful days of summer comes more excuses to ditch work and hit the great outdoors. Whether you’re bringing cigars to a wedding, having a solitary smoke on the beach, or romping through the woods on a camping excursion – this week’s cigar, paired with a collector’s grade rum, is sure to fit the bill.

The Cigar: Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau

If you’re ever in doubt over a cigar to grab, you can never go wrong with a Fuente – and the Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau is, by far, one of the richest premium cigars they make, and affordable to boot. A textured and creamy smoke, the Double Chateau boasts notes of sweet woods, spices, and caramel that pair with the Zacapa like a match made in heaven.

Fuente Double Chatuea Sun Grown cigar pairing Zacapa Centenario XO

Blend

Wrapper: Ecuador Habano    Binder: Dominican Republic    Filler: Dominican Republic

Body: Medium    Customer Rating: 84

Paired With… 

Spirit: Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

A perfectly balanced mahogany-hued rum with notes of “sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit.” According to Zacapa, the premium rum is best served, “On a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base”.

Proof: 80

Rating: 5 Stars

 

Try this rum and cigar pairing for yourself and post a comment below. Salud!

 

Fred Lunt

Fred Lunt

Copywriter

Fred Lunt was discovered to be the youngest cigar smoker in his family shortly after setting his crib ablaze; today, he's added an avid whiskey and craft beer appetite to his lineup. Fred has worked in marketing, blogging and communications at boutique PR agencies across New York and has personally had the pleasure of witnessing over four breakdancing shows in a single commute on the NYC subway. Prior to his work in marketing Fred was a student of communications at Temple University and still holds illusions that Temple has a better football program than Penn State.

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