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.
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic
Body: Medium Customer Rating: 84
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”.
Rating: 5 Stars
Try this rum and cigar pairing for yourself and post a comment below. Salud!