In the July/August 2017 Cigar Aficionado


Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff plays some of the toughest—and smartest—characters on television. Read all about her career playing powerful women, from “Mad Men” to “Sons of Anarchy” to her current television series “Billions,” in the August Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we explore the top new golf courses in the United States, sit down with sportscaster Jim Rome, and take a look at Cuba's tourist boom and its resulting exorbitant price increases. Also, we rate 80 premium cigars across six categories: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, miscellaneous, petit coronas and robustos. On Newsstands Now.


Up Front

Editors' Note
An Open Letter to Newly Named FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Letters
Out Of The Humidor

Good Life Guide

Drink
Custom quinine water spruces up your Gin & Tonic.

Sport
Unleashing the big dog with Titleist.

Cigars
Bone china lends class to ashtrays.

Time
Sailing and watches have a world-class connection.

Wheels
The LC500 leads the charge for Lexus.

Collecting
Vintage baseball is the new/old craze.

Places
Arrive by boat at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Style
The classic blue blazer gets some new wrinkles.

Gourmet
The right knife for the right slice.

Features

Profile
Roaming With Rome
Decades into an obsession that began as a child, sportscaster Jim Rome is still single-minded about games—and, oh yeah, a drink and a choice cigar.
Cover
Siff And Her Billions
From “Mad Men” to “Sons of Anarchy” to her current television series “Billions,” Maggie Siff is no stranger to playing powerful women.
Golf
The New Courses of 2017
After a dark era of little action, new golf courses are springing up with fresh trends. Some layouts are more forgiving, many are remote and some play backward and forward.
Gambling
Blackjack’s Secret Society
Once a year, the world’s best blackjack players gather in secret to show off their skills, engage in camaraderie and crown the player of the year.
Cars
Mercedes Opens Up
The world’s first automaker is widening its options with performance roadsters, green machines, self-driving cars and, of course, luxury rides.
Drink
Gin Is Back In
Think of it as the oldest, most complex, most arcane version of flavored vodka imaginable—or just take it as it is: a fine beginning to a great cocktail.

Cigars

Tasting
Connoisseur's Corner
A pre-Castro Cuban puts on a 100-point performance in this edition of Connoisseur’s Corner. Also, several big Cubans perform well, as do a pair of aged, standout cigars from the Dominican Republic and Miami.
Industry
Heirloom Seeds
For leaf innovation, cigar companies are looking into their seed vaults for tobacco strains of the past and finding newfound flavor.
Cuba Report
The Cost Conundrum
While restrictions on Cuba tourism have loosened and many new travel opportunities exist, bargain prices are disappearing.
Made For You
Made For You
A luxury look at lowly burgers; one-of-a-kind watches; a Sgt. Pepper celebration; floating light bulbs; retro ashtrays; and e-bike extremes.


Ratings & Reviews

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