In the May/June 2016 Cigar Aficionado


Sean Combs

Hip-hop-artist-turned-entrepreneur Sean Combs has created a multifaceted business empire, but it is about more than just the Benjamins. Read all about Combs’ success in June’s Cigar Aficionado. Plus, find out how PGA star Rickie Fowler added $1 million to the efforts of the Els for Autism Foundation with an unforgettable hole-in-one, go inside the new trend of luxury movie theaters, discover the novels of cigar-smoking author Ronald Balson, and celebrate the 90th birthday of cigar legend José Orlando Padrón. Plus, 80 cigars rated in six sizes: Churchill, corona, corona gorda, figurado, miscellaneous and robusto. On newsstands now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
A Visit To Cuba

Letters
Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

Electronics
The spectacular age of OLED TV.

Drink
Vodka by the grain (or grape).

Sport
Wilson C200 clubs go the distance.

Cigars
On the go with compact humidors.

Time
Watches are the new black.

Wheels
Acura NSX zooms back to life.

Collecting
Cashing in on coins.

Places
Cordevalle: a resort with a clubby feel.

Style
Well shod with monk-strap shoes.

Features

Cover
Beyond Puff Daddy
Hip-hop-artist-turned-entrepreneur Sean Combs has created a multifaceted business empire, but it is about more than just the Benjamins.
Golf
Els For Autism
With one swing of the club Rickie Fowler added $1 million to the efforts of the Els for Autism Foundation at its annual Pro-Am golf tournament, sponsored by Cigar Aficionado.
Fowler Makes His Move
Since his victory in The Players Championship, Rickie Fowler’s previously untapped potential is being realized.
Gambling
Poker’s Next Play
While the heady days of tournament and web poker may have faded, the classic card game still looks for resurrection.
Culture
Magic At The Movies
New heights in luxury theaters, with reclining seats and classic cocktails, are changing the meaning of “dinner and a movie.”

Cigars

Tasting
Connoisseur's Corner
We smoked a Punch Punch that’s been sitting in a 50-count cedar cabinet for 25 years. At 98 points, it’s evolved into a near-perfect, classic smoke.
Profile
From The Law To Literature
Ronald Balson successfully segued from litigator to best-selling author and found that the two careers often share common skills.
Cuba Report
Festival Del Habano
Cohiba, Cuba’s most cherished brand, celebrated its 50th anniversary and took center stage at the 18th Festival del Habano.
Q&A
José Orlando Padrón
As the founder of the illustrious Padrón cigar legacy reaches 90 years old, he reflects on a career spent in tobacco.
Culture
Of Tobacco And Moustaches
At the Dominican Republic’s annual cigar industry celebration, guests got to learn of tobacco and witness a rare face shaving.
Made For You
Made For You
Beautiful boats; bespoke bags; perfect penmanship; specialty seltzer; a reverberating razor; and a brewing breakthrough for coffee.


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