Not all cigar pairings are so blatantly obvious that they click without giving a second thought. No, there's nothing wrong with such pairings—they're classics for a reason—but when the proper time is given to an atypical, perhaps more sophisticated pairing, the journey can produce tremendous results.
Such is the case with the Java Red cigars by Drew Estate. This ruby-red flavor bomb debuted in 2017 as the latest addition to the Java by Drew Estate line, becoming the fourth cigar in this fan-favorite collaboration between Drew Estate and Rocky Patel. Java Red isn't simply a cigar themed around a red band; instead, this smoke offers unique essences of dark cocoa, coffee, and ripe cherry! Imagine taking a bite of dark chocolate-covered cherry in between bitter-sweet sips from a Cuban-style cafecito... that is the Java red! While largely undisclosed, this smoke includes a hearty Nicaraguan core and a dark wrapper. The talented folks at Drew Estate hande the infusion process, imparting the bitter/sweet/juicy complexities that has made Java Red an instant hit. Suggested pairings include that of cocktail aperitifs, cordials, tawny ports, and raw dark chocolate.