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After a long and hard day, few things boost morale more than a cool glass of bourbon and a smooth cigar. These two items seem to be made to go together, like a grown-up version of cookies and milk. And even if you don't smoke or drink, it's easy to look like a cultured gentleman with a rocks glass full of amber liquor in one hand and a stogie in the other. Also, from a practical standpoint, these two substances will be worth their weight in gold when SHTF.
Given the undeniable connection between bourbon and cigars, it's unsurprising to see the two blended into a single item. The new Gurkha “Bourbon Collection” combines a premium cigar with small-batch bourbon from the Hartfield & Co. distillery in Kentucky.
The caramel, vanilla, and oak flavors of the bourbon are said to be imbued into each cigar—sounds pretty delicious to us. According to Hartfield & Co. founder Andrew Buchanan, “[these flavors] combine with smoke and leather from the barley, pepper from the rye and sweetness from the corn that results in a new style of bourbon from the home of bourbon: Bourbon County, KY.”
Of course, the tobacco in these cigars also brings plenty of flavor to the table. Kaizad Hansotia, Founder and CEO of Gurkha Cigars, writes, “This union provides an incredible sensory experience that releases the rich taste of the leaf and the smoothness of handcrafted bourbon like no other.”
The new Bourbon Collection cigars will be offered in two sizes: the Churchill and the Toro. The Churchill is priced at $12, crafted with a Maduro wrapper, and measures 7 x 47 (seven inches long, 47/64ths of an inch in diameter). The Toro is priced at $10, crafted with a natural wrapper, and measures 6.5 x 52.
For more information on the Bourbon Collection cigars, check out GurkhaCigars.com.