I couldn't agree with you more and aLTHOUGH i STILL STRUGGLE DESCRIBING WHAT i'M EXPERIENCING, tHE RYE IS ABSOLUTELY THE sensation recognized when I throw some of this fine bourbon back. The choice in cigar seems right on the money too. Two top notch quality combinations that ensure you are going to enjoy the result. A can't miss matchup. I have really grown to like rye as a great change of pace to the standard high quality bill o fare. I have hardly ever been able to find a perfect balance between a grreat cigar and a great bourbon. Although both are top drawer, one usually wins out. But how could I ever be disappointed. I guess I'll just have to keep trying. Oh well.