Bourbon Podcasts By Bourbon Pursuit / September 8, 2021 Cigars… they are one of the best ways to enjoy a nice glass of bourbon. The flavors and aromas all become enhanced into a better overall experience. We talked about cigars and bourbon back on episode 129 with Jeremy and Jake from Jake’s Cigar Lounge, but this time we’re joined by Ibis Lu. She’s a Cigar Sommelier and Certified Bourbon Steward, but also operates the Instagram account @Cigarlover12. She’s probably been smoking cigars for longer than me and you combined. We talk about aging cigars, fake cubans, and the overhyped barrel aged cigars. Show Partners: Catoctin Creek has been honoring that tradition of small craft rye whisky since 2009. Learn more at CatoctinCreekDistilling.com. Smooth Ambler builds on the traditional roots of American whiskey in West Virginia. Visit SmoothAmbler.com to learn more. Wilderness Trail is Sweet Mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Rye Whiskey distilled, aged, and bottled in Danville, Kentucky. Learn more at WildernessTrailDistillery.com. You can now buy Barrell Craft Spirits products online and have them shipped right to your door. Visit BarrellBourbon.com and click Buy Now. Spirits of French Lick is delivering the finest hand crafted Bottled in Bond bourbons. Check out SpiritsofFrenchLick.com. Savor every drop of summer at Total Wine & More! You’re sure to find cool prices in-store or online at TotalWine.com. Heaven Hill Distillery has been lifting America’s spirit since 1935. Check out educational resources and sign up for their newsletter at HeavenHillDistillery.com. Show Notes: This week’s Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks about age statements. What got you into cigars? When did you have your first cigar? Talk about the history of cigars in Cuba. Are there are a lot of fake Cuban cigars? What cigar do you recommend for pairing with bourbon? How many cigars do you smoke a day? Do you take tasting notes on cigars? How do you get rid of the cigar taste in your mouth? How do they age cigars? What are your thoughts on barrel aged cigars? What is a good amount to spend on a humidor? Tell us about your journey in bourbon. Is the cigar community like the bourbon community? Do you prefer pairing cigars with bourbon or Scotch? Read More Whiskey NewsReview: Wigle Madeira Cask Finished Bourbon Never miss an episode from Bourbon Pursuit on: Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeartRadio Google Podcasts Pandora Amazon Music Get The Glenlivet 18 Year Old at ReserveBar. Shop now!