My preferences in distilled spirits lean towards bourbon, but I do enjoy a variety of alcoholic beverages. In addition to the bourbons, the liquor cabinet is well-stocked with a variety of whiskies. On a recent relaxing evening I grabbed a bottle of The Glenlivet 15 to enjoy with my smoke.
The Glenlivet 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve features sweet fruit, nuts, and moderate spice on the palate. I find it quite smooth and syrupy.
This evening's cigar choice was the Rocky Patel Winter Collection. The new cigar from Rocky Patel brings dark espresso, nuts, with a touch of sweetness to the flavor pairing. Aesthetically, the dark Mexican San Andrés wrapper contrasted beautifully with the golden amber of the scotch.
The cigar and scotch complimented each other quite well. Sipping the beverage and enjoying the smoke was a pleasant way to relax after a long day, forget about the Chinese virus, and watch the sun set.