With the weather warming up, it was only right I took myself back to the man cave for another cigar pairing. This time the cigar of choice was a Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2 paired with the original greek amber spirit – Metaxa 12 Stars.
Served on the rocks as recommended I took myself into the cave to explore how this fine spirit worked with the cigar.
Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2:
Length: 4 7/8″
Ring Gauge: 50
Metaxa 12 Stars:
Appearance: Radiant amber, with copper reflections.
Bouquet: Lively, concentrated and aromatic. Elegant notes of dried figs, orange peel and fine spicy aromatic herbs.
Palate: Velvety, silky, with complexity. An intense mouth feel with dark cacao, honeyed figs and prunes, dried orange with a touch of liquorice.
Finish: Rewarding ending; a touch of spice and orange peel that build in a climaxed intensity at the finale.
Price: around £37 from Whisky Exchange and other specialist retailers.
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The Epicure No.2 gave off plenty of sweet floral notes, and paired with the Metaxa 12 StarS which had a smooth silky taste with an orange finish. See more below: