Traditionally we find ourselves pairing a great cigar with a great Scotch. While this combination works there is no better pairing for a great cigar than a great beer. The other night I found myself with a Macanudo Maduro in one hand, a snifter of great beer in the other.
Maduro cigars are very rich in flavor. Macanudo has been able to produce a Maduro that is full flavored and rich yet smooth ad creamy. The Macanudo Maduro is medium body with caramel tones in the flavor. The wrappers of these cigars and from Cuban and Dominican seed tobacco that is double fermented.
These Connecticut broad leaf wrappers give a perfect even burn. I never needed to relight or resuscitate the cigar.
I matched the Macanudo Maduro with a Samuel Adams Imperial Stout from Boston Brewing Company’s Imperial Series. The Sam Adams is full bodied and rich mimicking the cigar. The roasted grain plays off of the smoke perfectly. The Imperial Stout has great chocolate and coffee aromas with a touch of anise and a sweet malt finish.
Macanudo has teamed up with Playboy to award one winner and three guests an all-expense paid, three-day, two night trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The trip comes complete with VIP treatment at the Playboy Club and the chance to spin the roulette wheel for the $1,000,000 prize – with two Playmates by their side.
Hope Dworaczyk, Playboy’s Miss April 2009 is featured on the contest’s site, www.macanudomillionaire.com , encouraging consumers of legal smoking age to visit their favorite tobacconist between 9/14 and 10/31 to purchase a specially-marked Macanudo four-packs.
Inside the packs, consumers will find details about how they can enter videos, photos and brief essays expressing their need to win the trip and the $1,000,000 prize. Consumers can also enter the contest by visiting www.macanudomillionaire.com .
The winner of the Macanudo Millionaire contest will be selected on or before November 21, 2009 and the “Big Spin” for a chance at the $1,000,000 will take place at the Palms Hotel and Casino on December 12, 2009.