A couple of years back, I was in Asia and I came across a couple of bottles in a bar. The bartender in this bar, hidden away on a very well-known street in a very well-known area, known for its tendency to be a "party central", tried to convince me that it was scotch, made in Japan, and that it was very tasty and worth a try. Then he quoted me the price for a pour, and I mocked him, his intelligence, and the idea that the Japanese could call their whisky ‘scotch’. It was one of the few times I have ever been wrong about whisky in my life.
Maybe two years ago, I came across Yamazaki whisky again, in a nice bar in a hotel in Asia. I drank, over the course of a week, almost half the bottle, and was very impressed by the quality of the whisky that it contained. So, when you take a tasty Japanese whisky, and then you talk about mixing it with a good cigar, I can’t say yes to that fast enough. This is precisely what 1880 International has done.
The cigar itself is of carefully chosen priming's of different regional tobaccos; an Ecuadorian wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers. But each individual part of the cigar is blended with Yamazaki 18 year old whisky, which makes it more flavorful, and gives it a peaty and smoky taste that you will love. The result is as unique as the patented process that makes this all possible. A true gem of a cigar!
If you’re a scotch lover, there is no reason NOT to try this cigar.