In the September/October 2016 Cigar Aficionado
Ray Lewis, known as one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, opens up to Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken about the complicated upbringing that drove his on-field tenacity. Lewis speaks about his impoverished beginnings (he was born when his mom was 15 years old and didn't really know his father until age 33), his record-setting Baltimore Ravens football career, his arrest and subsequent acquittal for double murder, his commitment to improving race relations, police brutality in America and much more.
Also, we head to the Emerald Isle to see the storied links of southwest Ireland, have a smoke with actor Michael Cudlitz from the hit TV series "The Walking Dead", and our pigskin prognosticator Danny Sheridan makes his predictions on the upcoming NFL season. Plus, our tasting panel rates 81 cigars across six categories: Churchill, corona gorda, double corona, figurado, panetela and robusto. On newsstands now.
Up FrontEditors' Note
The Real Ray Lewis
Out Of The Humidor
Good Life GuideElectronics
The ultimate headphones.
Cognac’s small world gets bigger.
Going compact with your bike.
Put ash in the glass: crystal ashtrays.
Skull tourbillons face the inevitable.
Mercedes drives into the future.
The spa that’s a wake-up call.
A bucket-list tour for whiskey lovers.
Picking a pocket watch.
Beef ages gracefully.
The Real Ray LewisRay Lewis, known as one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, opens up to Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken about the complicated upbringing that drove his on-field tenacity.
CigarAficionado.com: VIDEO: Breaking The Curse—The Ray Lewis Interview With Marvin R. Shanken
Greens Of The Emerald IsleThe storied links of southwest Ireland are playing better than ever, while new courses are making a name for themselves.
You’re Busted!A casino surveillance expert reveals the card-counting cover-ups, chip-swapping ruses and blunt-force scams of Las Vegas cheaters.
NFL PreviewOur pigskin prognosticator Danny Sheridan makes his predictions on the winners in each of football’s divisions as well as the Super Bowl.
The Year’s Top 10The best of the best at the watch shows distinguished themselves by daring to be great in a cautious climate.
Rum And CigarsYo, ho, ho and 18 bottles of rum—with two cigars. The artisanal products of the tropics prove to be natural partners.
Connoisseur’s CornerA tasting of cigars from various vintages: one from the 1950s, another rolled just 11 years ago and an old classic that flirted with absolute cigar perfection.
The Story Of San LotanoTobacco farmer and cigarmaker A.J. Fernandez will move mountains to make a better product.
Michael CudlitzOne of the stars of TV’s popular “The Walking Dead” is walking—and smoking—tall, at least for now.
Moving A MonumentLong a Havana landmark, the Partagás cigar factory has moved into new digs.
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