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In the September/October 2015
Cigar Aficionado

Robert De Niro

The visceral rage of boxer Jake LaMotta. The calculated calm of young Vito Corleone. The bombast of gangster Al Capone. The shrewd, dry humor of father-in-law Jack Byrnes. Each of these characters and so many more have been brought to life memorably by Robert De Niro.

In a comprehensive interview with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, Robert De Niro reveals a range that goes even beyond his on-screen flexibility. Plus, we look at the man through his greatest roles, his business success and his contributions to the cinematic wielding of cigars. Additionally, we pay homage to mobsters in the movies, go inside Donald Trump's golf empire and explore Bourbon's big-time revival. And as always, we rate a plethora of premium cigars across six sizes: Churchill, corona gorda, figurado, lonsdale, panetela, and robusto.

Up Front
    Editors' Note : The Interview

    Letters : Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide
    Electronics : Tesla puts your house on battery power.

    Drink : Happy birthday Fonseca Port.

    Sport : A cigar in one hand, a dart in the other.

    Cigars : A Wi-Fi overlord for humidors.

    Time : Travel watches have hours on their hands.

    Wheels : The Maybach dilemma: drive or relax.

    Places : A classic update for an Irish castle.

    Fun : Flight simulators in the wild blue hither.

    Style : The sustainable—and timeless—look of tweeds.

    Gourmet : A new dawn for eggs Benedict.

Features
    Cover : The Many Faces Of De Niro - In a comprehensive interview with Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, Robert De Niro reveals a range that goes even beyond his on-screen flexibility. The two-time Academy Award­–winning actor is also a restaurant/hotel/spirits entrepreneur. Plus, we look at the man through his greatest roles, his business success and his contributions to the cinematic wielding of cigars.

    Film : Mobsters In The Movies - From the dawn of motion pictures, America has had a fascination with big-screen crooks. A violent appeal has held us in their grip from the black-and-white public enemies of ’30s flicks to the almost Shakespearean Godfather and the gritty Goodfellas.

    Golf : The Donald’s Golf Domain - Whatever your opinion of the brash real estate magnate, it’s hard to deny that Donald Trump has pieced together one of the world’s foremost golf empires in a short amount of time.

    Sports : NFL Preview - Sizing up a season that already promises controversy, our pigskin prognosticator Danny Sheridan parses the players and personalities across 32 NFL teams and picks a Super Bowl winner.

    Watches : The Top 15 In Time - Out expert on time goes to the Swiss watch fairs and chooses the best 15 watches. Between avant-garde designs, classic beauties and innovative complications, there’s something for every taste.

    Drink : Bourbon’s Big Time - The thirst for America’s native spirit is back on the popular palate and distillers, old and new, are making the most of it with fresh recipes and production processes. Plus, we pair cigars with 16 fine whiskeys.

Cigars
    Tasting : Connoisseur's Corner

    Profile : Gurkha’s Kaizad Hansotia - The founder of the super-luxury Gurkha brand recalls its humble beginnings and explains why the bling doesn’t mean a thing without high-quality cigars.

    Cuba Report : A Nightmare Ends - Exonerated after two years in legal limbo, Abel Expósito Diaz, the former manager of Casa del Habano at the Partagás Cigar Factory, is back in the life with his new paladar, Casa Abel.

    Made For You : Made For You - A throne for a man cave; Keanu Reeves’s custom motorcycle; cuff links for Partagás fans; elegant crystal; barbecue by voice command and a Beretta weekend bag.

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