Last night I discovered the Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yo Rye. Wow, what a whiskey . To celebrate my new discovery I fired up my first Punch Punch. Not the Honduran variety if you know what I mean
These ISOM's have a very distinct "earthy" quality too them. At one point I thought I smelled "Horse Stall" in my cigar, but in a good way . Lit easily and burned very evenly. Draw was slightly tight, but better than my Bolivar the other night. The earthy flavors of the Punch paired well with the slightly musty, woody flavor of the rye. Burned my fingers trying to smoke it into oblivion. Great pairing that I wish I could have more oftem. While the whiskey is easy to find (currently), the cigars are a little harder to come by.