In the November/December 2013 Cigar Aficionado

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber portrays Ray Donovan in the cable-television show of the same name. In the December issue of Cigar Aficionado, Schreiber talks about what it’s like to play such a challenging role. Also, we rank the 25 best golf resorts in the United States, discuss the conspiracy theories surrounding the John F. Kennedy assassination, and profile a group of jet-setting poker players. Plus, we present our annual holiday gift guide of cigar accoutrements, and offer a Q&A with tobacco man Nestor Plasencia Jr.

Up Front

Editors' Note
Cigar Truths

Out of the Humidor

Good Life Guide

PlayStation vs. XBox.

Bacardi shares its family heirlooms.

Skate skiing speeds up cross-country.

Fallon has a flair for cigar cases.

How to fathom the dive watch.

Will Mercedes S-Class drive itself?

The Alpina Gstaad does Swiss luxury on the down-low.

Taking a saber to Champagne.

The sweater jacket brings it all together.

Pâté’s charming country cousin.


Schreiber the Fixer
The actor Liev Schreiber gets his breakout role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” as a complex amalgam of menacing hardguy and flawed family man.
The Master of Links
The greeting card magnate Mike Keiser has made his mark in golf course development by promoting traditional dunes-style layouts throughout the world.
The Game's Best Resorts
A poll of our panel of experts reveals the 25 best golf resorts in the United States, plus a list of the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Airlift Poker
A new jet set of young poker stars finds itself globe-trotting—and living the posh life—in search of the elusive next, best game.
Hidden Rules
Every sports franchise knows that the race is not always for the swift. Teams must choose wisely in the risky, and arcane, business of making pros out of amateurs.
The 'Vette Revamped
The seventh incarnation of Chevy’s legendary American sports car marks the return of the Stingray badge and stands to compete with world-class rivals.
Flight Attendants
The advent of manned flight spawned a new category in timepieces: multiple-time-zone watches.
The Kennedy Theories
Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the sad fact is that part of the 35th president’s legacy has been a cottage industry for conspiracy buffs.
Jet Parity
Once attainable only by the super rich, private jet travel has rebounded since the economic downturn with more affordable options.


Made For You, December 2013
Custom shirts in the U.S.A.; a digital Hasselblad camera; walking the course in comfort; Bourbon-barrel furniture; cocktails spun, not stirred; and headphones for your guitar.
Wacko Tobacco
Oddball tobaccos—types usually found in pipe blends, snuff and cigarettes—are finding their way into cigars and creating a new breed of blends.
Cuba Report
Edición Limitadas Hit Stride
Great expectations await this year’s Edición Limitadas, which hasn’t always been the case.
Nestor Plasencia Jr.
Born into a tobacco family, the vice president of Plasencia Cigars and Plasencia Tobacco was destined for a life in the leaf.

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