The creator of the Forty Creek Barrel Select Whiskey definitely has a knack for variation and began the world's very first Canadian whiskey infused cigar, the Forty Creek Cigar. This company is the only independently distilled Canadian whiskey in the entire world and was created by Ted's Made by Hand. The uniqueness of the whiskey is from harmoniously blending honey, vanilla and apricot, then infusing it with a special blend of toasty oak and black walnut, giving it a spiciness that is out of this world! It is rich and bold, yet very smooth, just like its counterpart, the Forty Creek Cigar. This stogie has become a hit with aficionados everywhere.
Most people believe cigars and whiskey are a marriage of smoke and flavor that is meant to be together. These beautiful sticks are cuddled in a buttery Cameroon wrapper, held together with a USA binder, and filled with bold and flavorful Dominican tobacco. The notes of this particular tobacco are pepper, butter, and cedar that are fused together with the character of the whiskey. Normally, infused sticks do not make the cut – so to speak. However, Forty Creek cigars are blazing the trail to a perfect balance of high quality tobacco and flavors.
From the pre-light draw through the first third of this stick, the palate delights in both the aroma and the bursts of unique flavoring. You will notice the peppery notes first, then slowly comes the smooth and creamy butter hue, charging past that is the cedar that mixes into a unique flavor that has taken the industry by storm. The second third of the stick brings out the whiskey zing of nuts, imparted fruit, and notes of spice. The smoke is dense, but mild and strong at the same time. The finish of the stick is not at all bitter or harsh. It will keep the smooth butter underlying note while the other flavors of the whiskey’s character titillate and dance around on your palate. The burn is perfectly even, holding a nice and firm ash. You absolutely cannot tell that these sticks are infused. Regardless of whether you are a novice smoker or have enjoyed many a stick in your time, these attributes alone generate the attractiveness towards them.
Although the Forty Creek Cigars are marked “mild”, full bodied smokers are in love with this particular cigar because of the quaintness and finesse it embodies. These make a great “first” for novices, and a favorite among the experienced aficionados that know a grand stogie when they taste one. You will not want to put this stick down in your ashtray, not even for a moment, because you will want to keep experiencing the ultimate joy of the excursion you are on while smoking it. Don’t forget about gift giving for whatever occasion may arise. The Forty Creek Cigars make a perfect gift idea for that business acquaintance or friend that you just do not know what to buy. Give the gift of a journey that they will never forget.