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Cocktail Tasting

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs two cigars and two rums in his article "Cocktail Tasting" that published in the January 2016 issue. more »

Jan 15, 2016 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

December 2015 Cigar & Rum Pairing

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Back To The Past

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Petit Robusto Cigar from Hoyo de Monterrey with Richland Rum from Georgia, USA in his article "Back To The Past" that published in the December 2015 issue. more »

Dec 16, 2015 10:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Rapa Nui Experience

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Puro Limited Edition Flor de las Antillas, from My Father Cigar with Ron Zacapa 23 in his article "Rapa Nui Experience" that published in the November 2015 issue. more »

Nov 30, 2015 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Not a Competition, Just Fun

October 2015- "Got Rum?" Magazine

Not a Competition, Just Fun

In this month's article called "Not a Competition, Just Fun", Philip Ili Barake takes his pairing all the way to Italy where he and a few friends got together to pair up 3 different cigars with 3 rums. more »

Oct 20, 2015 9:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

September 2015 Cigar and Rum Pairing

Photo credit: @cigarili September 2015 "Got Rum?" Magazine

Manhattan, Why Not?

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine makes a Rum Manhattan using Angostura 1919 Rum (8 years old) from Trinidad & Tobago. He pairs it up with a Robusto BG Meyer Standard Issue cigar from the Camacho line. more »

Sep 15, 2015 8:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

August 2015- Cigar and Rum Pairing

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Speakeasy Experience

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine pairs up a Ron Centenario 20 Aniversario rum from Costa Rica with his all time favorite Nicaraguan Cigar, Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig from Drew Estate. more »

Aug 26, 2015 3:00 PM Tobacco & Rum

July 2015 Cigar and Rum Pairing

Pulblished in the July 2015 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine.

Dictador Rum

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, is inspired to pair up Dictador XO Insolent Rum with a Zino Platinum Z-Class 546 Cigar after receiving an email inquiry from a reader, Javier Reynoso from Barcelona, Spain. more »

Jul 15, 2015 8:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

June 2015 Cigar & Rum Pairing

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Joint Venture

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, is inspired to do this month's, June 2015, cigar & rum pairing called "Joint Venture" based on an email he received from a fan of "Got Rum?", Mr. Kevin Bourdreaux. more »

Jun 18, 2015 10:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Arturo Fuente Lunch

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, travels to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a day with members of the “Club Amantes del Buen Puro” to sample three cigars from the Arturo Fuente's family. more »

May 14, 2015 8:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Early Morning Pairing

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Early Morning Pairing

Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up Zafra Master Reserve 21 Year Old Rum from Panama with a Davidoff Short Corona Cigar from Nicaragua in his pairing he calls "Early Morning Pairing" in the April 2015 issue more »

Apr 24, 2015 12:00 AM Tobacco & Rum

Featured Rum Book - The Rum Experience