Cigars and Whisky -A Perfect Pair

Cigars and Whisky -A Perfect Pair

Cigars and whiskey go so well together… They have a lot more in common then how well they pair together… Whiskey production goes through many stages of development. Malting, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and aging. Tobacco goes through similar processes as well. Harvesting, curing, fermenting, aging, blending and rolling. Whiskey grains need to malted, which is the process of tricking a seed into waking up and activating its enzymes that will break carbohydrates in the seed down into sugars. Tobacco, when it is dried, or cured, the leaf loses moisture and releases its natural sugars. Whiskey grains then are ground and cooked at specific temperatures to extract soluble sugars from the mash. Tobacco leaves are left to dry naturally in...