HABANO LIFESTYLE

SPECIAL PACKAGE ..,. MONTECRISTO DANTES & EDMUNDO DANTES RUM

Price for 1 bottle of Dantes Rum + 1 box of Montecristo Dantes Limited Edition 2016 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHILE STOCK LAST

AFTER DISCOUNT       RM3,434.40
DISCOUNT                      RM4.028.00

After 20%  discount only on the Montecristo Dantes box of 10 sticks.

 

 

WITH LIQUORS

Liquors are penciled in as the younger brothers of distilled drinks, the most noticeable and traditional members of any bar. Therefore, they can’t escape from the list of suggestions during the after-meal service.

Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Tia Maria, Kahlua, Southern Comfort, Benedictine, Green Chartreuse, Amaretto, Frangelico, and others are good cases in point.

When it comes to pairing habanos with these drinks, the Half Coronas de H. Upmann, Julieta de Romeo y Julieta, Reyes de Trinidad, Junior de Montecristo Open or the Small Club de Ramon Allones are great matching companions. Even though they are not the most remarkable ones, they do express tastes and similarities nobody can do without. These occasional habanos are enthralling, whether they are smoked sitting on a barstool before the meal or at the end of it.

These combinations are always welcomed by female consumers since delicate-tasting and refined liquors spill over time and limitations.

HERE IS WHY CIGARS AND CHAMPAGNE GO WELL TOGETHER

Some cigar lovers may want to avoid hard spirits, but they still might indulge the pleasure of a little bit of alcohol. For them, champagne and cigars can represent a perfect pairing option.

Of course, what one personally find to be a good pairing might not work for other people. We are talking about a highly hedonistic topic here and, just like for many of the finer things in life, it is a matter of personal preference. What is most important is to have a great experience, which is entirely up to each one of us, including the experimenting in pairings.

In this article I want to elaborate on why I believe champagne and cigars can be a great match, and share findings based on hundreds of cigar profiles that Cigar Sense has so far matched with champagne. In fact, the Cigar Sense panelists, as part of the blind testing protocol, indicate pairing suggestions for many cigars.

 

AFTER-MEAL and EL HABANO

The after-meal service is always linked to big-time habanos, yet no one can imagine that the same pleasure provided by a Churchill or a Doble Corona is also delivered by a Minuto, a Perla or a Petit Robusto.

Short-size cigars have left a mark of their own in these times riddled with antismoking campaigns, fewer smokers’ rooms and increasing limited time to puff on them. A bar and its assortment of cocktails stand tall as a bulwark in this trend.

In recent years, Habanos S.A. has developed quite an array of small-size cigars with suggestive ring gauges. 

The list of those short habanos with ring gauges between 50 and 52 includes the Divinos de Cuaba, a double torpedo that packs a singular wallop; the Secreto (ring gauge 40) and the Minuto de San Cristóbal (ring gauge 42).

These cigars take big cocktails, some aromatic and others intense, but all of them teeming with charms. Some good mixtures worth mentioning are the Manhattan Dry (blended scotch whisky, dry vermouth), Havana Libre (7-year-old aged rum, grenadine,
lemon, 8 oz. glass), Old Fashioned (bourbon whisky, angostura, sugar and orange peel in an Old Fashion glass), Black Russian (vodka, Tia Maria, Old Fashion glass) or Rusty Nail (blended scotch whisky, Drambuie, lemon peel, in an Old Fashion glass).

They match perfectly with a Petit Edmundo de Montecristo, a Series D No. 5 de Partagas, a Petit Robusto de Hoyo de Monterrey, or the tasty Petit Churchill de Romeo y Julieta.

AFTER-MEAL and EL HABANO

The after-meal service is always linked to big-time habanos, yet no one can imagine that the same pleasure provided by a Churchill or a Doble Corona is also delivered by a Minuto, a Perla or a Petit Robusto.

Short-size cigars have left a mark of their own in these times riddled with antismoking campaigns, fewer smokers’ rooms and increasing limited time to puff on them. A bar and its assortment of cocktails stand tall as a bulwark in this trend.

In recent years, Habanos S.A. has developed quite an array of small-size cigars with suggestive ring gauges. 

The list of those short habanos with ring gauges between 50 and 52 includes the Divinos de Cuaba, a double torpedo that packs a singular wallop; the Secreto (ring gauge 40) and the Minuto de San Cristóbal (ring gauge 42).

These cigars take big cocktails, some aromatic and others intense, but all of them teeming with charms. Some good mixtures worth mentioning are the Manhattan Dry (blended scotch whisky, dry vermouth), Havana Libre (7-year-old aged rum, grenadine,
lemon, 8 oz. glass), Old Fashioned (bourbon whisky, angostura, sugar and orange peel in an Old Fashion glass), Black Russian (vodka, Tia Maria, Old Fashion glass) or Rusty Nail (blended scotch whisky, Drambuie, lemon peel, in an Old Fashion glass).

They match perfectly with a Petit Edmundo de Montecristo, a Series D No. 5 de Partagas, a Petit Robusto de Hoyo de Monterrey, or the tasty Petit Churchill de Romeo y Julieta.

ADVANTAGES OF PAIRING CIGARS WITH CHAMPAGNE

The cleansing power of the bubbles enhances the flavor of the cigar and reduced alcoholic content as compared to hard spirits can offer a higher degree of aromatic perception and finesse. While a white wine might fight with the savory (umami) aspect of a cigar, a bubbly could result in a refreshing effect for the palate.

When pairing different edible elements together, and hence champagne and cigars too, we take the most common criteria into account: harmony and contrast. Harmony implies that both elements work together to create an experience that is “greater than the sum of its parts”. Same aroma or same taste can work together. Contrast means that one element “loses”, but augments the experience of the other. For example, sweetness may increase the perception of salty tastes.

Just like in food, there are some key characteristics in the cigar that you might want to consider when choosing a drink to enjoy with it:

The five fundamental tastes sweet, sour, salty, savory (umami) and bitter, to which Cigar Sense adds palate perceptions such as creamy, dry or spicy, among the most frequently found in cigars. They are also referred to as palate perceptions or mouthfeel. Of great importance are also aromas, which are perceived in a lit cigar via direct- or retro-olfaction. Finally, the persistence of aromas and tastes after we exhale the smoke through the mouth. If the cigar has a long persistence, it is better to pair it with a champagne having a long persistence too.