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In the January/February 2017 Cigar Aficionado


Arnold Schwarzenegger

Just when Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have done it all, the champion bodybuilder turned surprisingly versatile actor turned two-term governor of California is replacing Donald Trump on “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” In February's Cigar Aficionado, we catch up with Arnold in California where he smokes cigars and drives a tank. Plus, we announce our Top 25 Cigars of 2016 as well as a plethora of best cigar buys and new releases, take a look at what the PGA Tour would have been like without Tiger Woods, break down the new rules on Cuban cigars and explore new trends in large-ring-gauge cigars. Also, we rate 83 cigars across six sizes: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, miscellaneous and robustos.

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Up Front

Editors' Note
Arnold—He’s Back

Letters
Out Of The Humidor

Good Life Guide

Tools
Trusty fire irons for your hearth.

Drink
Tawny: The other great Port.

Sport
Go to the top with yacht-based heliskiing.

Time
How Swatch avoided “the Crisis.”

Wheels
A new dawn for Rolls-Royce.

Places
The twin Ritz-Carltons of Naples, Florida.

Fun
Listening rooms bring back the music.

Style
Camel hair: Not just for polo anymore.

Gourmet
Getting to the best Iberico ham.

Features

Cigars
New Cuban Import Rules
Again the regulations have changed, making it even easier to import Cuban cigars. But gray areas still lurk.
Cover
Arnold’s Back
Just when Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have done it all, the champion bodybuilder turned surprisingly versatile actor turned two-term governor of California is replacing Donald Trump on “The New Celebrity Apprentice.”
Golf
A Tour Without Tiger
Many a player would have benefited had Tiger Woods never picked up a club, but his mark on the game goes far beyond the record books.
Gambling
Big-Time Baccarat
How one savvy lady, known as the baccarat machine, won an eight-figure score, but was denied her payday by a London casino.
Drink
A Pocket Full Of Ryes
Once the leader of American whiskey, spicy rye all but disappeared, only to come raging back. We tasted cigars with 16 whiskeys.

Cigars

Industry
Fat Cigars Enter The Mainstream
A movement towards monster ring gauges has been building for decades as cigar buyers seek girths of 60, 70 and even 80 ring.
News
Big Smoke Las Vegas
Join the fun in words from the 21st edition of Cigar Aficionado’s biggest event of the year.
Culture
Fidel Castro
The revolutionary leader Fidel Castro ruled Cuba with an iron first for half a century. In death, he was variously deemed a villain and a hero.
Made For You
Made For You
A Rolls-Royce picnic basket; personal documentaries; tour-level golf balls; shoes that mold to your feet; high-tech cocktail muddlers; and a steamer to get the smoke out.


Ratings & Reviews

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