Dave "Greybeard" Yancey
WSET Spirits Sommelier , WSET Wine Sommelier , Bourbon Steward, Cigar Sommelier
I smoked my first cigar in April 92. I was with some friends, and one of our friends brought us some “Cubans” he had brought back from a mission trip. We were sitting out on our back porch, lit up, and well, the rest is history. I knew I was hooked.
Nearly 28 years later, I came upon what is now my passion: pairing cigars. The first pairing that I can remember that impacted the overall experience was a La Aurora Rube with a Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale. The way the flavors complimented each other opened my eyes to the possibilities.
Two years later, I focus on exploring all the pairings I can find, learning all I can about Cigars, Whisk(e)ys, Wines, and so much more. My desire, goal, and dream are to build Leaf n Grain Society as a community and platform to share this passion with all who enjoy cigars.