Punch Coronation 2015/Iced Coffee Yumyum (CCRW)

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  I'm not sure if this cocktail exists anywhere other than my home, could be for good reason but I enjoy them immensely! Just my own take on those boozy Irish coffee style cocktails:

 -Shot of Espresso

-Shot of Kahlua

-Shot of Sweet Sherry

-Top up with full fat milk + Ice to taste


  The cigar, I've not been a huge fan of Punch over the years, mainly I think down to a procession of poor tubed examples when starting out and the Punch Punch had a real rough spot when I was getting into trying the brand. They were incredibly exhaust pipey, not the best flavour profile one can seek out...

  This however has been sat for a few years now constantly being passed over and I've been enjoying the Sabrosos a lot recently so decided to give it a go.

  Draw is a little tight but almost immediately upon lighting up it settles perfectly. Straight up lovely thick smoke. Fruit and nuts are the core; a refreshing sparkling/fizzy fresh plum rounded off with cashew. No exhaust pipe at all! No wood either which is usually what I associate with Punch.

  A good sip of the Yum-yum and the drink has gained a deep nutty profile from the smoke, also a massive leap in creaminess.

  This is one thing I think everyone should try with a cigar once: milk. Straight up fresh milk, I've grown up with what's called raw milk nowadays but any decent organic full fat milk is good. Having a cigar with milk has an incredible effect on the drink, cream overload but also it drifts into that baked cream dessert realm. Seriously give it a go.

  Back to the cigar and the drink has given that crème brulé nature to the cigar, but with a definite trifle edge, mostly from the sherry I'm guessing. This is pretty great!

  Second third and still that solid plum and nut core. Still no wood what-so-ever which is a real surprise to me. Burn is excellent and draw is still keeping its end of the bargain up. The drink has taken on a rich malted flavour too, as a fan of all milk-based deserts/drinks/foods this is really going down a treat.

  Final third and the cigar starts to get a little grubby so decide to let it die out before I ruin the rich creamy flavours that are lingering in the mouth.

  Really surprised by the cigar performing so well, and from something almost getting into that economy range too.


Drink pairing is a solid 10/10, but this is getting dangerously into blowing my own trumpet territory :lookaround:


  Really enjoyed this comp, I'd fallen out of the habit of drinking anything at all with a cigar but this has jolted me right back onto the path



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