July 19, 2012

Hennessy VSOP + Bolivar Simones

This was one of one of our earliest pairings.  This regional release stick was just begging for us to give it a go and we wanted to give it the best accompaniment we could!

About Hennessy VSOP Cognac

Hennessy is a world-leading cognac house based in Cognac, France, selling about 50 million bottles per year. This drink is a rich blend of honeyed fruit, spices, buttery undertones and a warm smooth finish.  We served this cognac neat.  A fantastic drink.

About Bolivar Simones

This 5 x 48 Carona Extra was a regional release available only in Canada.  This is a Cuban Puro which means it contains only Cuban leaves. The smoke is leathery and earthy with hints of coffee bean and dark chocolate, with some spicy notes present as well.  The smoke is medium to full bodied with a firm draw.  It is limited in quantity and has a fairly high price point at around $25 CAD.

Read a full review on the Bolivar Simones Edicion Regional Canada

Pairing Hennessy VSOP Cognac and Bolivar Simones

This paired extremely well and I would say it was a knock out of the park…I give it a 7 out of 10. If you like a great drink and just need a easy smoke against it, take this pair on. You won’t be disappointed because they both deliver great flavour and a great experience. You’re also looking at something higher end, for a great price.

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