In the January/February 2014
Actor Ron Perlman truly loves cigars. When his movie career went into temporary hibernation, two things stayed constant—his love of acting and his passion for good smokes. Read about Perlman's recent acting renaissance in the February issue of Cigar Aficionado. In addition, check out our list of the Top 25 Best Cigars of 2013, read an interview with golfer Fred Couples, and explore Ecuador Havana wrapper, the current go-to cigar cover leaf.Up Front
Editors' Note :
Cream of the Crop
Out of the Humidor
A no-fuss microphone with professional aspirations.
Lighters that keep a thin profile.
Watches that race with time.
Great coats offer winter solace.
The meat slicer with the kindest cuts.
Perlman's Vision - For Ron Perlman of cable television’s “Sons of Anarchy,” a career in acting hasn’t always been a smooth ride. Yet his passion and persistence pulled him through the rough times—“my phone didn’t ring for three years”—and only made him stronger.
Cool Couples - A laidback attitude and a presence that the camera loves have made Fred Couples one of television’s favorite golf ambassadors. But the Presidents Cup captain made it to the Hall of Fame on the strength of a syrupy swing with deadly force.
Who's Afraid of the NBA? - A lot of serious sports bettors avoid professional basketball like the plague. The NBA, they say, has too many games to keep track of, no performance consistency and a steep learning curve. Nevertheless, a small coterie of gamblers makes a living through shrewd insights in this seemingly arcane pursuit.
Tasting - We rate 77 cigars in six sizes: “A” sizes, Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, and robustos plus Connoisseur’s Corner, our vintage cigar tasting.
Ecuador's Hot Wrapper - Ecuador Havana has only been around for a dozen years, but it has become one of the cigar world’s favorite leaves
Phil Maloof - A generous spirit is the defining characteristic for Phil Maloof, the youngest brother in a juggernaut family with interests that range from sports team ownership to beer distribution. But a talent for salesmanship drives his entrepreneurial spirit as he plunges into his latest venture.
Made For You :
Made For You - Private dining meets restaurant quality; salon-quality grooming products; serving wine one glass at a time; around the world on a private jet; gloves for your touch screen tech equipment; and design your own eyeglasses.