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Glenfiddich Gives Bourbon Its Due

Whisky makers don't often give shout-outs across national borders, but Glenfiddich, the brand that fairly made the market for single-malt Scotch...more

Posted: January 10, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Nat Sherman Shipping Super Lanceros Soon

New York City cigar institution Nat Sherman International Inc. will be adding a Super Lancero size to three of its existing brands next...more

Posted: January 9, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


Connoisseur's Corner : Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner: Five Cubans from the 1988 to '94 Period

The years 1988 to 1994 were exceptional for the production of Cuban cigars. The country still wrapped its cigars in Corojo-seed wrapper, which was...more

Posted: January 8, 2014   


Cuba : Latest News

The Fat Cigar Trend Spreads to Cuba

Once relegated to waistbands south of 50 ring gauge, Havana cigars are bulking up. The movement that’s long rocked the rest of the tobacco world...more

Posted: January 7, 2014    By David Savona


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Heart of Darkness

Rugged, dark Connecticut broadleaf is getting increasing respect as a wrapper for handmade, premium cigars

Posted: January 6, 2014    By David Savona


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Cutty Sark Navigates Its Naughty Past

Discussions of Cutty Sark whisky's connection to the underworld often begin with the 1990 mob film GoodFellas. In one infamous scene, the hapless...more

Posted: January 3, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Boston Bans Park Smoking

Boston can now be added to the growing list of large municipalities that don't allow smoking in its public parks after the city's Parks and...more

Posted: January 2, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Tar Heel Tomboy

Ashlan Gorse reached the top of celebrity journalism, and is now looking for a new challenge

Posted: December 31, 2013    By Alejandro Benes


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Fallon Cases

Like shoes and belts, many cigar accessories have traditionally been offered in two basic colors—brown and black. While this dichromatic existence...more

Posted: December 30, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Seven Grand, Downtown Los Angeles

Plaid is the word. Well, no. Really, whiskey is the word at Seven Grand, a cigar-friendly bar in downtown Los Angeles (there's another in San Diego)....more

Posted: December 27, 2013    By Alejandro Benes


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Zipped Up Zippos

Aficionados know that Zippos are not ideal for firing up premium cigars. The strong aroma of the lighter fluid used in such devices can lend a harsh...more

Posted: December 26, 2013    By David Savona


The Good Life : Latest News

In Defense of Eggnog

The holidays call for rich, satisfying eggnog, and our spirits guru tells you how to make the best version imaginable....more

Posted: December 25, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Jay-Z and Cohiba Partner to Release Comador

The biggest names in hip-hop and cigars have teamed up to release a special-edition smoke in a unique partnership. General Cigar Co. has announced...more

Posted: December 24, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Talisker Brews Up a Storm

Talisker has released its Storm—a permanent, no-age-statement addition to the brand's portfolio—on the United States. And the forecast is for an...more

Posted: December 23, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Best Bargain Cigars of 2013

We found 36 cigars rated 88 points or higher with a price tag no greater than $6....more

Posted: December 20, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


Top 25 : Top 25

The 25 Best Cigars of 2013

We smoked hundreds of cigars throughout 2013 to create our Top 25, and in the end one rose above them all, impressing our panel more than any...more

Posted: December 16, 2013   


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Two Virgins and a Devil Walk Into a Bar...

The latest cycle of short releases from the company that distributes the Auchentoshan, Glen Garioch and Bowmore Scotch single malts to the United...more

Posted: December 13, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Herrera Esteli Getting Lancero Size

Drew Estate's hot Herrera Esteli brand is getting a new size. After the holidays, a long, slim lancero will be added to the brand, pushing it to six...more

Posted: December 12, 2013    By David Savona


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Old Oaks Cigar & Wine Co., Thousand Oaks, CA

The first time you walk into Old Oaks Cigar & Wine Co., you'd be forgiven if you thought the place had either just opened, or if a tornado had blown...more

Posted: December 11, 2013    By Alejandro Benes


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New Aging Room T59 Chosen By The People

A blend has been finalized for Boutique Blends' upcoming Aging Room line, and unlike most new cigar brands, it was determined by the public. After...more

Posted: December 10, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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