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(Clockwise from top left)
n An aficionado enjoyed his cigar. n Katie Woods & David Beard. n Hutch. n Sissy Van Winkle, Match owner Jeff Mouttet, Julian P. Van Winkle III, Jonathan Drew and Sara Mouttet. n Match bartender Jinx and bourbon. Lots of bourbon. n Douglas Kahl, JT Jones, Jessica and Jeff Knopp, & Terry Beard.

Match Cigar Bar New Albany Grand Opening

(Clockwise from top left) n An aficionado enjoyed his cigar. n Katie Woods & David Beard. n Hutch. n Sissy Van Winkle, Match owner Jeff Mouttet, Julian P. Van Winkle III, Jonathan Drew and Sara Mouttet. n Match bartender Jinx and bourbon. Lots of bourbon. n Douglas Kahl, JT Jones, Jessica and Jeff Knopp, & Terry Beard.

(Clockwise from top left)
n An aficionado enjoyed his cigar. n Katie Woods & David Beard. n Hutch. n Sissy Van Winkle, Match owner Jeff Mouttet, Julian P. Van Winkle III, Jonathan Drew and Sara Mouttet. n Match bartender Jinx and bourbon. Lots of bourbon. n Douglas Kahl, JT Jones, Jessica and Jeff Knopp, & Terry Beard.

June 9 • Match Cigar Bar in New Albany

Jeff and Sara Mouttet hosted the grand opening of Match Cigar Bar’s newest location in New Albany. Julian Van Winkle and Jonathan Drew were on hand to mingle and educate attendees about an unreleased cigar crafted for Pappy Van Winkle. Guests enjoyed a lively evening as they ushered in the city’s newest hotspot.

Photos by Danny Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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A Perfect Match (Cigar Bar, That Is)

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Sara Mouttet

Mouttets open cigar bar in New Albany

PHOTOS BY STEVE SQUALL 

Nearly five years after opening Match Cigar Bar in Jeffersonville, Jeff and Sara Mouttet have opened Match New Albany at 147 E. Main St.

“We found the perfect location close to many wonderful restaurants and shops,” said Jeff Mouttet. “We feel Match will bring yet another reason to visit Southern Indiana.”

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Sidle up to the bar or lounge on one of the leather couches or chairs at Match New Albany. Just be sure to say hello to Jinx the bartender.

Upscale yet approachable, Match is housed in a building that dates to the 1870s and features exposed bricks and original hardwood floors. The speakeasy-style boutique cigar and bourbon bar offers specialty cocktails and artisan and local spirits, beer and wine. Food is available from Urban Bread Company, which is located next door.

“For Match New Albany, we wanted to integrate everything we’ve done in Jeffersonville at Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge and Match Cigar Bar,” Jeff explained. “We have a great bourbon selection and the ability to smoke a premium cigar. … Our people are very knowledgeable about either bourbon or cigars, and we want you to feel like you can ask questions and it’s a place where you can learn.”

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Jeff Mouttet

Not exactly an aficionado? That’s just fine, said Jeff. “One of the great things about the cigar-bourbon culture, people are so friendly and nobody looks down on you if you do it this way or you do it that way. … Match is a nice, upscale welcoming place to be.”

And that means for the ladies, too.

“A lot of the macho has been taken out of it,” said Sara, “and I think this space signifies that. It’s not all just a manly guy club anymore. It’s definitely fun for the ladies as well because it’s really all about relaxing and enjoying the experience with who you’re with, whether that’s women or men.”

THE RULES

If you’re looking for a Bud Light Lime, a shot of Jägermeister, raspberry vodka slammers or the clinking of balls on a pool table, there’s a place for you right down the block. This ain’t it.

Be patient. Every cocktail is handmade when you order. This takes longer, but you get a higher quality drink, too.

If you can dream it, think it, taste it, see it, and want to try it, tell us and we’ll try to make it happen. Really.

We’re about bourbon, the best cocktails we can make, the finest locally made craft beer, wine, and wine education. And if you’d like a premium, hand-rolled cigar o enhance your experience, that’s right next door.

Match Cigar Bar

147 E. Main St.

New Albany

812.725.7475 

www.matchcigarbar.com