Cigar Aficionado

Pairing Cigars with Irish Whiskey for Saint Patrick's Day

In the search for pairing the perfect whiskey with your premium cigar, knowledge remains your best ally. With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching on March 17, we present a slew of Irish whiskey reviews (with cigar pairings) from our spirits guru, Jack Bettridge. And if you are more of a visual learner, then check out our video on the subject "Luck of the Irish: Pairing Whiskey with Cigars."

Redbreast Irish Whiskey to Debut Cask-Strength Flavorbomb (Redbreast 12 Cask Strength)

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Doubles Up (Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 17-Year-Old Single Malt)

A New Dew from Tullamore (Tullamore Dew 10 Years Old Reserve)

Wine-Barrel Matured Irish Whiskey Debuts (Concannon Irish Whiskey)

Knappogue Castle's New Twin Wood (Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 14-Year-Old Single Malt)

Welcome Back, Kilbeggan (Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey)

Powers Shows Off its Roots (Powers John’s Lane Release)

"Have a great Paddy's day to all at Cigar Aficionado & to Frederick(above). Enjoying a Cohiba Siglo 1 with a highly recommended Powers 12yr.old special reserve whiskey." —March 17, 2013 19:31 PM
"Will be heading to a St. Patrick's Dsay dinner and dance. Will be lighting up a new Filthy Hooligan by Alec Bradley, pairing it with a nice Irish Whiskey. Jameson, Bushmill or Tulamore Dew. Can't wait! Thanks gentlemen, always on the ball with the pairings! Wish I could spent sometime with you Jack to explore the wonderful world of spirits and cigar pairings. Slainte!" —March 16, 2013 17:52 PM