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The Cigar Sensei

The Cigar Sensei

Martin Kove, the bad guy from “Cobra Kai” and The Karate Kid, shows no mercy when he smokes his beloved cigars.

February 9, 2021
An Earnest 50 Years

An Earnest 50 Years

Fifty years ago a young Miamian from Cuba put aside his dreams of becoming a professional drummer and committed to his family business, starting what would become a storied career …

October 13, 2020
A Q&A With Humidor Maker Daniel Marshall

A Q&A With Humidor Maker Daniel Marshall

If there is a humidor-maker to the stars, it’s probably Daniel Marshall. Self-taught with a talent for wood-working, the 58-year-old has been crafting his namesake humidors out of …

September 29, 2020
A Q&A With Luciano Meirelles, ACE Prime Cigars

A Q&A With Luciano Meirelles, ACE Prime Cigars

His name might not be familiar to many cigar smokers, but Luciano Meirelles has spent a little more than a decade working in the cigar industry, trying to make inroads in the …

August 10, 2020
A Conversation With Oliva Cigar Co. Owner: Fred Vandermarliere

A Conversation With Oliva Cigar Co. Owner: Fred Vandermarliere

Affable and intelligent with a charming Belgian accent and boundless energy, Vandermarliere oversees J. Cortès Cigars N.V., the 94-year-old company that owns Oliva Cigar Co.

July 22, 2020
A Talk With Rob Fox On His Vintage Auction Venture

A Talk With Rob Fox On His Vintage Auction Venture

Few men know the world of vintage smokes better than Robert Fox. The collectible cigar connoisseur and retailer became an auctioneer this year with his online cigar auction, Bond …

July 14, 2020

the good life

Driving The McLaren 620R

Driving The McLaren 620R

The new McLaren 620R is the first car in its class to offer true motorsports credentials in a fully road-legal package.

June 4, 2021
Cigar Aficionado’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cigar Aficionado’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Say “Happy Father’s Day” with one of these gifts.

June 3, 2021
On Sale Now: Tickets To Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest

On Sale Now: Tickets To Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest

The day has come to get your tickets to the inaugural Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest.

April 13, 2021
Macanudo Sponsoring Barstool Sports Golf Tournament

Macanudo Sponsoring Barstool Sports Golf Tournament

General Cigar Co. is sponsoring all 26 Barstool Sports events across the country.

March 30, 2021
11 Irish Whiskeys That Bring a Taste of the Old Country

11 Irish Whiskeys That Bring a Taste of the Old Country

The Irish whiskey revolution marches on with the country’s iconic copper pot stills.

March 16, 2021
The Natural

The Natural

Masters Champion Dustin Johnson is the best golfer in the world, a role he’s been preparing for since he was a boy.

March 12, 2021

inside cuba

Dreams of Cigar Unicorns

Dreams of Cigar Unicorns

Cigar auctions offer rare items to connoisseurs and collectors.

February 9, 2021
World’s Biggest Cigar Company Changes Owners

World’s Biggest Cigar Company Changes Owners

Imperial Brands agreed to sell its handmade cigar businesses to an investment group for $1.38 billion. The sale includes Tabacalera USA and its partnership with Habanos S.A. 

July 22, 2020
Inside Cuba's New Cigar Box Factory

Inside Cuba's New Cigar Box Factory

Habanos S.A. unveils a state-of-the-art box factory that highlights solar panels, improved production and an eye toward worker safety.

March 10, 2020
When the Mob Ruled Havana

When the Mob Ruled Havana

Before Castro, Cuba was a playground for America, where mobsters like Meyer Lanksy partnered with a vice-friendly government to provide gambling and other diversions.

July 8, 2019
Habanos Day

Habanos Day

Education is the theme, but love of tobacco and rum is the draw, when Habanos S.A. takes its show on the road to teach the world about Cuba’s best-known exports.

May 7, 2019
Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Two decades ago, a Cuban cigar thicker than 50-ring-gauge was an anomaly. Today, hefty new Havanas are everywhere.

January 17, 2019

celebrities

The Uncut Video With Michael Jordan: Two Million Views And Counting

The Uncut Video With Michael Jordan: Two Million Views And Counting

The complete, one-hour video has received more than two million views on the Cigar Aficionado YouTube Channel.

May 10, 2021
A Conversation With The Rock

A Conversation With The Rock

Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken has an exclusive one-on-one interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

February 9, 2021
Watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Exclusive Interview with Marvin R. Shanken

Watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Exclusive Interview with Marvin R. Shanken

Take a sneak peek at the exclusive one-on-one interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Marvin R. Shanken.

January 20, 2021
The Athlete: Ed Reed

The Athlete: Ed Reed

As a standout safety he won a National Championship with the University of Miami and a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. Now, Ed Reed is tackling cigarmaking.

December 15, 2020
Remembering Sean Connery

Remembering Sean Connery

Sean Connery was 32 years old when Dr. No, his first film as James Bond, transformed him from an unknown into one the most famous and popular movie stars in the world. His image—a…

November 2, 2020
Michael Jordan Video Draws 1 Million Views in Just Nine Days

Michael Jordan Video Draws 1 Million Views in Just Nine Days

Michael Jordan is putting up impressive numbers yet again. Only nine days after his full interview with publisher and editor Marvin R. Shanken was uploaded to YouTube, his video …

October 23, 2020