Top 5 Cigars & What to Pair Them With


We find out what cigars South Africans enjoy most and how to get the most out of them.

Whether you consider yourself a cigar expert or simply enjoy a cigar when out with the gents, we caught up with Churchills Bar & Bistro, the upmarket bar and lounge spot located in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and asked for the lowdown on their top 5 cigar choices.

1. Montecristo No 4 – R360

Cuba, Medium to full bodied. Superior quality. Length: 5 Inches, Gauge 42

Churchills says: We suggest you pair it with Cognac.


2. Romeo Y Julieta Short Churchill – R475

Cuba, Mild to Medium. Superior Quality, Length: 4 Inches, Gauge 50

Churchills says: We would definitely pair this cigar with Single Malt Whisky.

Romeo Y Julieta Short Churchill

3. Partagas Series D No 4 – R475

Cuba, very full bodied. Superior quality. Length: 4 7/8 Inches. Gauge 50

Churchills says: Goes extremely well with Whisky/Single Malts.

Partagas Series D No 4

4. Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto – R390

Cuba, mild Flavour. Superior quality. Length: 4 1/3 Inches. Gauge 50

Churchills says: Pair with Cognac or Scottish Blended Whisky.

Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

5. Cohiba Siglo VI – R970

Cuba, Medium to full bodied, very best quality available. Length: 5 Inches, Gauge 50.

Churchills says: Why not enjoy this cigar with Smokey Single Malt.

Cohiba Siglio VI

So, if you’d like to learn a little more about cigars (or just have a great night out), check out Churchills Bar & Bistro.

As Winston Churchill once said: “Smoking cigars is like falling in love. First, you are attracted by its shape; you stay for its flavour, and you must always remember never, never to let the flame go out.”

Churchills Melrose Arch

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