EASTON, PA — October 15, 2020 — Dubbing it, “A Perfect Pairing at a Perfect Price,” Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has teamed-up with Pinhook Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for an exclusive online promotion that showcases the bourbon maker’s newest release, Pinhook Bourbon War Vertical Series 5 Year and Famous’s Siboney Reserve by Aganorsa Leaf cigars for a limited time only. By texting “Pinhook” to 926-848, enthusionados can be the first to try the pairing which includes a box of 10 Siboney Reserve Toro and a bottle of Bourbon War 5 Year – a $135.00 value – for only $110.00.
Named for a colt who ran in both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the Bourbon War Vertical Series 5 Year is the second straight bourbon whiskey in the Vertical Series collection. Following a single group of bourbon barrels as they age from four to 12 years, Pinhook carefully selects, blends, and proofs those barrels to highlight the strengths of the liquor at a given point in time for each vintage.
“Our idea was to take a wine approach,” said Pinhook co-founder and sommelier, Sean Josephs. “Why not celebrate the variability instead of hiding it? That was really the ethos at the core of what we’re doing.”
Bottled at 52% ABV, Bourbon War 5 Year offers a nose of butterscotch, cinnamon stick, licorice, and vanilla, met with a darker fruit palate of cherry, chocolate, brûléed brown sugar, and chicory on the finish.
Tailor-made for pairing with the Pinhook, Siboney Reserve cigars boast a full-flavored, all-Nicaraguan leaf recipe consisting of fully-aged tobaccos grown on Aganorsa’s estate farms. A Nicaraguan Habano wrapper envelops a Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo binder and filler core for a layered, well-balanced smoke simmering with notes of cedar, earth, spice, and sweet tobacco on a long, medium-bodied finish.
“We’re really excited about this promotion with Pinhook,” said Famous Director of Purchasing, Jim Charnley. “Pinhook is one of my favorite boutique brands, making great whiskey at affordable prices, which is what we at Famous try to do with our private labels like Siboney Reserve. When Sean reached out to see if we wanted to partner on this project, we were thrilled to bring this win-win to our customers.”
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