Buzzard’s Roost Takes a Stab at the Perfect Whiskey for Cigar Lovers
The latest release from Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey is a limited-edition “Cigar Rye,” finished in American oak barrels that were smoked with aged Kentucky tobacco leaves.
Jason Brauner, co-founder and master blender for Buzzard’s Roost, chose a four-year-old Indiana rye to finish in Char 1 barrels, which were toasted to coax out flavors meant to pair well with the aged cigar tobacco.
“We love creating really special whiskies using creative twists,” Buzzard’s Roost Co-founder and CEO Judy Hollis Jones said, according to the Lane Report. “This expression showcases the skills of our blending and barrel team, who had a very intentional flavor profile in mind for this rye. It’s especially nice paired with a fine cigar.”
Buzzard’s Roost Cigar Rye is bottled at 105 proof and has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Only three barrels were produced. Buzzard’s Roost recommends sipping neat — with or without a cigar.
Buzzard’s Roost Cigar Rye Tasting Notes
Nose: Floral notes and rye bread, followed by a delicate whiff of smoke, and cinnamon and brown sugar, courtesy of the proprietary toast profile
Taste: Leather and aged cigar tobacco provide nice background notes. On the palate, a combination of candy sweetness and confectionary notes fade to a mid-palate of cigar tobacco and citrus
Finish: Sweet, toasty
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