In the March/April 2015
Hugh Jackman can do it all. Play a superhero? Check. Sing? Check. Host the Oscars? Check. Jackman discusses his motivation and his love of a great cigar in the April issue of Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we look at what it would take to normalize relations with Cuba; speak with retired golfing legend Jack Nicklaus about his course designs; discover why businessmen are attracted to high-stakes poker. Also we interview sportscaster Joe Buck and crunch all the data from our previous year's cigar tastings.Up Front
Editors' Note :
A Long Needed Change in Cuban Policy
Out of the Humidor
A Bluetooth speaker in gramophone clothing.
The surprising resurgence of Irish whiskey.
The joys of aluminum baseball bats.
Taking the stress out of clean air.
Watches made with tobacco?
Acura TLX challenges the luxury market.
Marrakech: Landing in another world.
Baseball scorekeeping is a skill for life.
Making fragrance part of your wardrobe.
Savoring oysters the seminal way: fresh and raw.
Doing it all - Hugh Jackman is ready to tackle any role: from the cigar-chomping superhero Wolverine to Jean Valjean in Les Miserables to host of the Academy Awards.
The Golden Bear's next step - Jack Nicklaus is pulling out his “branding iron” and designing courses that reflect his high standards, but are approachable for duffers.
Amateur High-Rollers - The advent of the $100,000-buy-in poker tournament is attracting businessmen with ambitions as big as their bankrolls—and some do OK.
The Cuban evolution - After half a century, the historic beginning of normalization of relations with Cuba may be huge news, but expect change to come in increments. We look at what it means to cigar smokers.
Caddy pushes back - Relegated to a second-tier luxury brand by foreign interlopers, Cadillac vies to regain its glory with a fleet of new entries.
Time and again - The world of vintage watch sales is not only setting auction-house records, but is a viable avenue for average buyers and sellers.
Tasting - We rate 82 cigars in six sizes: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, panetelas, petit coronas and robustos plus Connoisseur’s Corner, our vintage cigar tasting.
Joe Buck - The sportscaster who practically grew up in the broadcast booth has an economical style, but a big love for smoking cigars.
Year in review - An in-depth analysis of a year’s worth of ratings in Cigar Aficionado and our newsletter, Cigar Insider, reveals top cigars and values.
CigarAficionado.com: Cigar Ratings—2014 By the Numbers
Cuba Report :
A retail survey - Our poll reveals that even without the recent rapprochement, the time would still be right to buy Cuban.
Made For You :
Made for you - Made-to-measure meets modern convenience; the art of the bow tie; the bag that charges your gear; an urbane rain slicker; the electric car with quite a jolt; and lavish leather pieces.