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How to Drink Whiskey and Smoke Cigars Like a Boss In 3 Easy Steps

Last updated: May 10, 2016 at 2:11 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Bars, Nightlife. 1 Comment on How to Drink Whiskey and Smoke Cigars Like a Boss In 3 Easy Steps.

This isn’t a beginner’s guide to whiskey and paired stogies. You’re an expert in matters of taste.

Single malt, single cask or blended, you’ve got this. On the rocks? Nah, you’ll take it neat with a splash of water to open the bouquet. Easily describing the finish of Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 Year Old as light with sweet flowers and a bit of lingering green wood, you’re a proven distilled spirits connoisseur.

You’ve also mastered the cigar. A gentle roll between your fingers, a rhythmic cut of the tip, a slow and steady flame and finally—an elegant puff… How could we preach to you, the aficionado? We can’t.

But we will spread the gospel: A delectable, smouldering experience can be yours when you combine two of life’s blissful luxuries with these three easy steps.

Step 1: Make Vegas Your Indulgent Destination

Montecristo Cigar Bar - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The preeminent Caesars Palace is turning the big 5-0 this year and in the midst of the anniversary celebration the empire has broken ground with one of the best whiskey bars in Las Vegas—Montecristo Cigar Bar. This is no boozy destination inviting you to get whiskey-wasted. This is opulence and extravagance with a whiff of affluence.

Bringing you the finest in high-end drinks and smokes, the 100-seat lounge and gaming area offers four distinct settings in which to appreciate a smooth cigar and libation—The Signature Bar, The Library, The Courtyard and The Vault Room.

No matter where you choose to recline, you’ll unwind in refreshed surroundings as the entire space features a state-of-the-art ventilation system. And true cigar enthusiasts will delight in the retail area/humidor where renowned brands are on hand and ready to be held—as the pros do—between your thumb and index finger.

Step 2: Savor Sin City’s Best Blends of Smokes + Spirits

Montecristo Cigar Bar - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Who needs Las Vegas nightlife when you can toast to the good life with the highly-coveted spirits offered on the Captain’s List. Or you could partake in the LOUIS XIII Perfect Pour that is served tableside in crystal Riedel glassware. However, if you’re the type who prefers to take the guesswork out of what pairs best with your choice of tasty tobacco, full-flavored recommendations at every price point can be presented for your consumption.

A sampling of Cigar & Spirit pairings:

  • Patron Piedra Tequila & Ashton Symmetry Prism – $65
  • Avion 44 Tequila & Padron 1964 Torpedo Maduro – $60
  • Jefferson’s Oceans Bourbon & Henry Clay Brevas – $35
  • Casa Noble Anejo Tequila & Montecristo White Toro – $34
  • Jefferson’s Groth Bourbon & Montecristo Espada Ricasso – $19
  • Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum & La Flor Ligero Cabinet 500 – $12

Step 3: Grab A Cushy VIP Seat for the Big Game

Montecristo Cigar Bar Las Vegas - Whiskey Bars

Take it in. Take it all in. With a mammoth wall comprised of nine must-see TVs, the most-watched sporting events of the year will feel as if they’re within your grasp. If you like to be as close to the 50-yard line as possible, pull up a palatial seat to the Super Bowl. If American football isn’t your thing, catch the matches leading up to the FIFA World Cup as you get your fill of domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, spicy pork rinds and other small bites. Or you can get caught up in the fanfare that is Stephen Curry—the first unanimous MVP in NBA history—while eyeing his skills and sipping on some tradition during the playoffs.

The Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, the Masters, the Stanley Cup, the World Series—your sports calendar is full, but where you watch is not a game. You deserve to surround yourself in luxury. Go ahead, save the date and plan to enjoy instant gratification at a lounge that unseats its competitors—like a boss.

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A film, TV and pop culture savant, Chima Simone spent many years in Los Angeles trying to make it as an actress until she finally accepted…she wasn’t that good. And with that acceptance came a new pursuit — working as an entertainment journalist/host with some of media's biggest names. Merging her love for all things trending with content that covers the Strip's neon-lit scene, she brings you Vegas with a twist.

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  1. Bruce

    Chim Chima…who’s got the keys to my bimmer…Hello…great read! Big Bruce here…you know..BIG BRUCE Robins friend…glad to see you continuing to make incredible stride toward your personal success. Way to go!