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Cigar Pairing for the Holiday Season

Cigar Pairing for the  Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 27th 2021

Written by
Drew Fuller

The changing of seasons encourages me to discover different styles of food, wine, spirits, and cigars. Now that winter is settling in for the next five months, I am revisiting my whiskies and thinking about more full-bodied cigars that will complement one another.


A new whiskey from a local favorite, Tattersall’s Port-Finished Rye, inspired me to find similarly complex, spicy, and full-bodied cigars to enjoy with this fantastic new release.

Ashton VSG (Virgin Sun Grown wrapper) Sorcerer (95188) 
This is the epitome of a dark and rich style of cigar. The binder and filler are from the Dominican Republic, while the very dark Sumatran seed wrapper is from Ecuador. 7” x 49 ring gauge, the cigar is made by the Fuente family and has notes of cedar, earth, espresso beans, dark chocolate, and leather. It is described by Cigar Aficionado as “rich and focused,” and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 or Top 25 cigars of the year by the same publication. 
Sale Price: $12.74 

Regular Price: $16.99


Padron Serie 1926 No 9 Natural (12330) 
Padron Cigar Company has long been recognized as one of the most consistent and highly rated cigar producers in the world. The Padron Serie 1926 No 9 Natural is a 5-1/4” x 56 ring gauge cigar, with 100% Nicaraguan filler, binder, and wrapper. Meticulously crafted by hand and box pressed in the Cuban tradition from 5-year aged Cuban-seed tobacco, this cigar is incredibly full bodied with complex flavors of leather, dark mocha, earth, coffee, and caramel. This complexity will appeal to the most discerning cigar smoker, and yet it is so creamy and smooth that it also appeals to those who prefer a mild smoke. 

Sale Price: $16.49

Regular Price: $21.99  


The Tattersall Rye is aged for 2 years in new charred barrels and is then aged for another 2 years in used tawny and ruby port barrels, which softens the spicy rye and creates a rich depth to the 100-proof whiskey. Enjoy this limited release whiskey by Tattersall with both of these justifiably famous cigars for the perfect way to usher in the winter. Enjoy! 


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image: @tattersalldistilling


At Surdyk’s, we are well known for our world class selection of fine wine & spirits. I want to remind you that we also offer an equally impressive selection of premium cigars. We have a small, but well-curated selection of assorted styles, sizes, and price points. From rich, dark, Maduros, to lighter bodied, naturally wrapped cigars. Prices range from everyday enjoyments to those for serious collectors to savor slowly. Please stop by the store or feel free to send me an email if you are looking for recommendations.  

Wine Consultant Drew Fuller also curates our selection of cigars!

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