Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Not disclosed
Filler: Not disclosed
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Cigar Coop Review: Dram Cask No. 1 Toro by C & C Cigars
Show Video: Episode 128
At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, C & C Cigars announced a new line of cigars called Dram Cigars for Whiskey. Whiskey and Cigars have been in the news lately as companies like Asylum Cigars and Drew Estate currently have projects that involve tobacco aging in bourbon barrels. The Dram for Whiskey does not involve infusion-like process. Instead the line introduces four distinct blends – each meant to be paired with an appropriate type of whiskey. Today, we take a look at the one of these blends, the Dram Cask No. 1. This is a milder cigar designed to be paired with a lighter whiskey. For this cigar, I paired it with Dewars White Label – a recommended whiskey for this blend.
The Cask No. 1 is a very mild smoke. The strength is mild and the body is in the mild to medium range. This cigar delivered some notes of citrus, wood, cream, and herbal spice – which worked very nicely with the milder profile.
I found the Dewar’s White Label to be a whiskey that tasted as advertised. It provided mostly a citrus note with a slight woody note to it. I found the citrus and wood from the Dewar’s countered the citrus and wood from the Dram Cask No. 1 perfectly. In addition the creamy notes complemented this particular whiskey very nicely. Both the Dram No. 1 and Dewar’s brought out each other’s best qualities.
Overall a good cigar and a good pairing. It’s definitely worth checking out.