In the January/February 2016 Cigar Aficionado

Damian Lewis

Actor Damian Lewis, the former star of “Homeland,” returns to television as a hedge-fund rogue with a common touch in the upcoming Showtime series “Billions.” Read about his knack for playing complex characters with a sympathetic side in February's Cigar Aficionado, on newsstands now. Plus, we go inside the world of fantasy sports betting, look at the potential future of Cuban cigars in a post-embargo market and Congressman Peter King assesses the risks facing Americans today. Additionally, we rate 104 cigars, including Cigar Aficionado's annual list of the Top 25 Cigars of the Year.

Up Front

Editors' Note
Thoughts for the Year Ahead

Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Steinway classes up player pianos.

Beer coolers for your Super Bowl party.

Tying your own fishing flies.

Putting cigar jars to good use.

Breitling Emergency II to the rescue.

BMW 7 Series shows its smart side.

The joy of rare books.

The majesty of Nicaragua Mukul.

Estate jackets: not just for gentry.

Meat grinding isn’t a grind.


Damian Lewis’s “Billions”
The star of “Homeland” returns to television as a hedge-fund rogue with a common touch, bringing his knack for playing complex characters with a sympathetic side.
The New Path To The PGA Tour
Highly competitive and professional, the Web.Com Tour is supplanting the PGA qualifying school as the road to the big time. And the explosion of talent has established stars wondering, “Who are these guys?”
Betting On Fantasy
The daily fantasy sports industry says that theirs is a game of skill, but many claim that it seems a lot like gambling. Will this new gaming sensation go the way of Internet poker?
Global Threats Hit Home
In the wake of a series of barbaric acts of terrorism—both at home and abroad—Congressman Peter King, with his deep background in security and counterintelligence, assesses the risks.


Connoisseur's Corner

Cuba Report
Life After Embargo?
Cuba’s tobacco monopoly is taking a long-range view at the possibility of an opened U.S. market. The plans include increased plantings, the training of new rollers and additional factories.
Alan Rubin Of Alec Bradley
For cigarmakers, being chosen No. 1 Cigar of the Year is a dream come true, but our interview with Alan Rubin reveals that it can come with headaches.
Made For You
Made For You
Serious shirting; a street-legal tank; cigar-punch cuff links; Riedel’s Champagne glass; cigar box guitars; and the ultimate James Bond dossier.

Ratings & Reviews

Search our database of more than 17,000 cigar tasting notes by score, brand, country, size, price range, year, wrapper and more, plus add your favorites to your Personal Humidor.