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I Owe Rush So Much

I Owe Rush So Much

Rush Limbaugh: 1951-2021. Marvin R. Shanken remembers Rush Limbaugh, a giant among cigar smokers.

February 17, 2021
A Walking Tour of the Robaina Farm, Cuba

A Walking Tour of the Robaina Farm, Cuba

Given the current climate—both political and pandemic—it seems unlikely that many will get to Cuba anytime soon, so here’s a look at the farm from a safe distance as this plot of …

August 17, 2020
25 Years Ago

25 Years Ago

Executive editor David Savona recounts his 25 years at Cigar Aficionado: "...in the summer of 1995, I sat down in my new office in New York City, pulled an ashtray out of my bag, …

July 22, 2020
Stay Safe

Stay Safe

Things are different here at Cigar Aficionado, and we’re sure things are different for you as well.

May 12, 2020
A Walking Tour of Cuba’s Partagás Factory

A Walking Tour of Cuba’s Partagás Factory

It isn’t likely that you’re getting to Havana, or any cigar factories for that matter, anytime soon. So, we decided to take you on a virtual tour of the Partagás factory in Cuba.

May 5, 2020
The Surprising History of the Mint Julep

The Surprising History of the Mint Julep

For all its relative simplicity—spirit, sugar and herb—the Mint Julep is a drink filled with contention. But we all agree on one thing: this mixological icon of the South is made …

April 30, 2020
My Cigar Space Reader Contest

My Cigar Space Reader Contest

The cigar lounge at Cigar Aficionado is currently closed, which means executive editor David Savona is puffing away in his home and on his patio. What about you? Where are you …

April 8, 2020
A Moment In Time

A Moment In Time

The alarm rang on Monday morning, and for the first time in a quarter century, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. The subject of the day: making sure the Cigar Aficionado staff had …

March 20, 2020
A Walking Tour of Cuba’s La Corona Factory

A Walking Tour of Cuba’s La Corona Factory

From the outside, the La Corona factory looks like any other non-descript building in Havana, but it's actually filled with about 750 employees—300 of which are dedicated rollers.

March 4, 2020