The Perfect Combination: Bourbon & Cigars

“If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won’t go.” -Mark Twain

Here at K-9 and Coffee Lounge, we offer some of the best bourbons around. Want to know what makes them even better? Cigars. That’s right. A cigar amplifies the sense of enjoyment, giving you a feeling of relaxation and satisfaction.

Bourbon’s natural sweetness complements the smoky, sweet, and spicy profile of cigars. Enjoying them together definitely takes the edge off of a stressful day and improves every celebration.

We offer both because we love them – and because bourbon is known to be one of the best pairings for cigars. Since bourbon is made from corn and is aged in charred oak barrels, it develops a sweet flavor that blends oh so nicely with a cigar.

Not sure which cigar goes with the bourbon you like? Ideally, you want the cigar to have a fuller body than the bourbon but a milder taste. The trick is to balance the flavors in the cigar and the bourbon. One could be mild while the other has a stronger flavor. We suggest that you begin with a lighter-flavored cigar and gradually increase the intensity with new pairings.

As you try more combinations, you might find (as we do) that you prefer newer cigars with younger bourbons. Many people agree that older bourbons go better with aged cigars.

Fortunately, we’ve got what we think are the perfect pairings. We offer these fine cigars:

  • Buffalo Trace
  • Rocky Patel Edge
  • Rocky Patel
  • Perdomo 20th Anniversary
  • Bourbon Cigar
  • Hemingway Short Story

They go very nicely (in various combinations) with these exceptional bourbons:

  • Boss Hog
  • Penelope
  • Dickels
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Four Roses
  • Knob Creek 12 year

We say, “Slow down and enjoy life! Sip bourbon and savor a cigar.”

Stop in one afternoon and join us on the patio to experience it for yourself.