June 14, 2012

Glendronach Original 12 Year + Romeo y Julieta Double Corona

A Classic Pair

This excellent and classic pair is a great way to start (or end) any social gathering or special event.  They stand well on their own and come together very well.

About the Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill

This Cuban robusto debuted 2006 and became a favorite despite difficulties getting it to the market.  As Cigar Aficionado recalls  “at one time the Cubans had the cigars but they didn’t have the tubes to ship them. Then they had the tubes and not the cigars.”  This 4 7/8 by 50 cigar delivers earthy, woody, smooth smoke through its medium draw.  It’s firm but gives back just a bit of tension to the touch.  More spices come through the caramel smooth smoke as you reach the halfway point.  This cigar is available around the $12 price point.

About Glendronach Original 12 Year

This “original” product launched in 2009.  Known as a sherried single malt, it is aged in ex-sherry casks.  Deep amber-red in colour, the flavour is medium bodied with a smooth, round palate and a smokey finish.  Watch for tastes of rich oak and sherry sweetness, raisins and soft fruits.  It contains 43% alcohol at bottling and costs around $50 – $60.

Pairing Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and GlenDronach Original 12 Year

On one of our first pair days I decided to do a couple classics. The GlenDronach Original – 12 is such a great smooth drink. I’ve had it a couple times before and I knew it would hit you with a punch, then mellow out slowly just before a flavourful finish. So, in order to match that same experience I grabbed the R&J’s second hoping it would follow along. The R&J’s did the trick! A bit of spice off the top but generally mellowing out heading into the middle and final 3rd.

I’d say on a scale from 1-10 this was a 7. This pair was not something to call your mom about, but it was undeniably a pair to try!

I’m excited to try this pair again.

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