Kraken (/ˈkrɑːkən/)- A legendary giant sea monster that is said to live off the coasts of Norway and Greenland first described by the Dane Erik Pontoppidan in 1752.
The classic Cellar Reserve 15 Year Kraken XO uses an oily Criollo 1998 wrapper encasing the finest aged Dominican, Olor binder and a Dominican Filler that has been aged for 15 years. Like a fine wine, tobacco gets better with age and Cellar Reserve 15 Year Kraken XO is proof that tobacco does too.
Medium to full-bodied, the Cellar Reserve is full of complex flavors of subtle peppery spice with notes of earth, cedar and citrus finishing with warm tones of chocolate and nuts on the palate.
The monstrous 15 Year Kraken XO demands the finest scotch your money can afford. There are regional distinctions in Scotch whisky much like the wine appellations of France. The robust, aromatic Bordeaux can be paralleled with the pungent, powerful single malts from the Scottish Highlands. The sweet, fragrant, floral whites of Alsace are comparable to the soft, fruity expressions of Scotch from the Lowlands. The profusion of Scotch distilleries is such that it is difficult, and unwise, to make any broad generalizations. To truly master the subject, one must first embark on a lifetime’s journey - a journey of knowledge, history and experience. Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask is a Speyside single malt that has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart complex flavors. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable scotch with notes of fruit and vanilla. Balvenie paired with Cellar Reserve 15 Year Kraken XO transports the cigar to a higher level. This is one pairing you will never forget!