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Philip IlI Barake brings us a pairing called "Petit Robusto" in the June 2019 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine where he pairs a Petit Robusto cigar from Hoyo de Monterrey with Rum Brugal 1888 Limited Edition from the Dominican Republic. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip IlI Barake brings us a pairing in the May 2019 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine where he uses Flor de Caña 18 Year old Rum from Nicaragua in a Rum Manhattan and Rum Negroni and pairs it with the Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Chateau Natural. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip IlI Barake brings us a pairing in the April 2019 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine called "AP Rumtini" where he uses Santa Teresa 1796 rum from Venezuela in a Rumtini cocktail and pairs it with a Magnum 50 cigar from H. Upmann of Cuba. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip IlI Barake brings us a pairing in the March 2019 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine called "The Old Fashioned" where pairs this classic cocktail (using Bayou Rum Select) with a Quorum Classic Double Gordo cigar from Nicaragua. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing in the February 2019 issue of "Got Rum?" magazine called "Sangría" where he uses Ron Brugal XV Reserva Exclusiva in a Sangria cocktail along with a Gordito cigar from the Perdomo line. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing in the January 2019 issue called "Stepfather Pairing" where he pairs a Stepfather cocktail using Havana Club 7 with a Romeo and Julieta Robusto cigar known as a “Short Churchill”. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing in the December 2018 issue called "Reserva Limitada" where he pairs a classic cocktail called Old Fashioned with a cigar from Perdomo Reserve, a Nicaraguan tobacco through and through. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing called "Rusty Hook" where he pairs a cocktail using Ron Brugal Extra Viejo from the Dominican Republic with a Robusto cigar from the “Yellow Series” line from the Tatascan brand from Honduras. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the August 2018 issue a pairing called "Dry Rumtini" where he pairs a rum-based Martini using Port Mourant, White Guyana Pure Single Rum, along with a Torpedo 1881 Perique cigar from Tabacalera Incorporada. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the July 2018 issue of "Got Rum?" a pairing called "Apple Darktini" where he pairs an Epicure cigar from Perdomo Cigars and pairs it with an Appletini cocktail using Ron Botrón Reserva Añejo. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the June 2018 issue a pairing called "The Brown Manhattan" where he pairs a cocktail using Santa Teresa Gran Reserva 1796 Rum, as one of the ingredients, with a Churchill cigar from Carlos Toraño’s “The Brick” line. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us "Black Dessert" where he takes a previous recipe called Black Pirate and incorporates a bitter chocolate mousse with mint dessert and pairs it with Zafra 21 Rum from Panama along with a Partagas Serie D N°5 cigar. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing called "Chirimoya (Custard Apple) Daiquiri" where he takes a twist on the Daiquiri using Chirimoya (Custard Apple) with Rhum Blanc by Rhum J.M and pairs it with a Short Churchill cigar from Romeo y Julieta. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the March 2018 issue of "Got Rum?" a pairing called "Hurricane, Cigar Version" where his inspiration comes from the famous Hurricane cocktail associated with Mardi Gras celebration. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing called "Apple Rumtini Cocktail" where he uses Ron de Jeremy rum in an apple martini cocktail and pairs it up with a Robusto from the La Ley Cigars portfolio from Nicaragua. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the January 2018 issue of "Got Rum?" a pairing called "Special Ice Tea Pairing" where he uses Angostura 1824 from Trinidad in an iced tea and pairs it up along with a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill Cigar from Cuba. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us a pairing called "Fresh Fusion" where he uses: Elixir 33 from Cuba, Myers’s Jamaica Rum, Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer and mint to make a "Stormy Mojito" which he then uses to pair along with a Coloniales de Trinidad cigar. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the November 2017 issue of "Got Rum?" a pairing called "Orange Digestif" where he pairs up a Series “D” N°6 Cigar from Partagas with a Santa Teresa Orange Rum Liqueur. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the October 2017 issue of "Got Rum?" a pairing called "Count of Montecristo" where he pairs up a Montecristo N°2 cigar with two rums: Pampero Aniversario from Venezuela and El Dorado 15 Year Old Rum from Guyana. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

Philip Ili Barake brings us in the September 2017 a pairing called "Martini Version #2" where he uses two rums, Worthy Park Single Cane Estate Rum (Jamaica) & Rhum Bologne Black Cane (Guadalupe) with a Rothschild Gran Reserva cigar. Read more

Tobacco & Rum

  • Japanese Craft Pairing

    Photo by Luis Ayala, Editor for "Got Rum?" magazine.

    Japanese Craft Pairing

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier & writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, does his September 2014 pairing in Texas with Luis & Margaret Ayala, Publishers of "Got Rum?" magazine, and calls this pairing a "Japanese Craft Pairing".

  • Japanese Rum and Beer

    Photo by Luis Ayala, Editor for "Got Rum?" magazine.

    Japanese Rum and Beer

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier & writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, does his September 2014 pairing in Texas with Luis & Margaret Ayala, Publishers of "Got Rum?" magazine, and calls this pairing a "Japanese Craft Pairing".

  • Japanese Craft Pairing Cigars

    Photo taken by Luis Ayala, Editor for "Got Rum?" magazine.

    Japanese Craft Pairing Cigars

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier & writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, does his September 2014 pairing in Texas with Luis & Margaret Ayala, Publishers of "Got Rum?" magazine, and calls this pairing a "Japanese Craft Pairing".

  • Cigar for October 2014 pairing

    Photo taken by Danna Bordalí

    Cigar for October 2014 pairing

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier and writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Zombie cocktail with two cigars from Rocky Patel, from the Edge Toro lineup, in the October 2014 issue and calls this pairing "The Walking Dead Pairing".

  • Philip Ili Barake in "The Walking Dead Pairing"

    Photo taken by Danna Bordalí

    Philip Ili Barake in "The Walking Dead Pairing"

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier & writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Rocky Patel Maduro Cigar with a Zombie cocktail in his pairing called "The Walking Dead Pairing" in the 2014 October issue.

  • Philip with Luis Felipe Cruz

    Photo taken by Danna Bordalí Photo from Left to Right: Luis Felipe Cruz and Philip Ili Barake

    Philip with Luis Felipe Cruz

    Philip Ili Barake, Cigar Sommelier & writer for "Got Rum?" magazine, pairs up a Rocky Patel Maduro Cigar with a Zombie cocktail in his pairing called "The Walking Dead Pairing" in the 2014 October issue.

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