Sometimes, there’s nothin’ better than the perfect drink and a cigar to match. Don’s selection this week is Alec Bradley Occidental Reserve Corona ( 6 x 43 ). The ultimate compliment to this cigar? Henry McKenna 10 Year, a Bottled-in-Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Don first smoked this brand when it was first introduced in the 1990’s. A consistently high quality cigar from one of the Dominican Republic’s outstanding cigar factories, and the same factory that makes Avo cigars among many. Occidental Reserve is a blend of three Dominican tobaccos along with Indonesian longfiller, finished off with a Connecticut shade wrapper. The smoke is well balanced; expect an even draw and burn. A fine quality cigar and great value!
Occidental Reserve needs to be paired with Henry McKenna 10 Year. Smooth and creamy, seductively full-bodied, and one of the best bourbon values at Bottles. It’ll be tough finding a better value, 10-year-old bourbon than Henry McKenna. Cheers, and enjoy!