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In the July/August 2016 Cigar Aficionado

Adam Rayner

Adam Rayner and the cast of "Tyrant" bring a story of power and betrayal alive in cable TV's most exciting show. August's Cigar Aficionado takes an in-depth look at the new FX series that’s been referred to as "an Arab version of The Godfather." Plus, we examine the latest trend in European golfers winning big on the PGA tour, explore the classic cars of Cuba and the revival of Downtown Las Vegas. We also rate 82 cigars across six sizes: Churchill, corona gorda, figurado, grande, petit corona and robusto.

Up Front

Editors' Note
Obama Administration Overregulates Cigars

Out Of The Humidor

Good Life Guide

The Gin & Tonic: simple yet complex.

Taking croquet seriously.

Gearing up to smoke outside.

Smartwatches get a higher education.

The new Camaro puts its top down.

The joys of private estates.

Hitting the speedway at $89 a lap.

Suitable alternatives for summer.

Grills that do more.


The Trials Of “Tyrant”
Leading man Adam Rayner and the producers of “24” travel the world to put together an “Arab version of The Godfather.”
Europe Rising
Danny Willett’s Masters win is only the latest in a trend that has golfers from the continent’s “tougher tour” making good here.
Viva Lost Vegas
After years of wearing at the heels, Downtown Las Vegas, the city’s old neighborhood, is being revived.
The High End Of Trucking
Vehicles that are built for rugged use, but include all the creature comforts of luxury cars, are taking over the automobile market.
The Island Of Car Classics
Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi discovers that Havana’s many restored “yank tanks” are more than just rolling tourist draws.


Connoisseur’s Corner: A 99-Point Cabañas
An eclectic tasting of old cigars like the elusive La Flor de Cano Short Churchill, and a handmade Cabañas that turned in a near-perfect performance, despite its age.
Dion Giolito
The creator of the Illusione brand may be obsessed with shadowy conspiracies, but his success as a cigarmaker is no illusion.
Cigar Aficionado Hall Of Fame Inductions
Cigarmakers Lito Gomez, Jorge Padrón and Rocky Patel joined the Cigar Aficionado Hall of Fame as part of the Night to Remember.
Cuba Report
The Humidors Of Havana
Hidden away in the island’s capital are artisans who make humidors that rival its cigars.
Night To Remember
The annual, star-studded charity dinner founded by Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken raised $1.8 million toward a cure for prostate cancer.
Made For You
Made For You
Motorcycling becomes electric; the packs the pros use; bench-made suits; magnetic tie clips; a fair shake for your cocktail; and a paean to summer.

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