Another Matthew Biancaniello suggestion… as with any good mentor, Matt doesn’t always tell you exactly what to do, how would one learn without the occasional experimentation and failure. I was given an idea, left to experiment on my own. I questioned weather to blog about my failed attempt or not, but that would be injustice to the process and a claim that I know all and make no mistakes, which I am nor do not. We create, sometimes we fail, to go on to create again. I went a little heavy handed with this idea, using 3 cigars, and letting it sit overnight. The result upon first sip, did have some merits, there was a nice smokiness that was added to the Bourbon, but it was very over bearing. There is some promise to this infusion, however the next time I think it will be tried with only 1 cigar and left to sit for maybe only an hour or two. Until then I think I’ll stick to rinsing a glass with a nice peaty scotch if I want to get that smoky flavor when making a drink with Bourbon.