cigar profiles

Keepers of the Clock

Keepers of the Clock

For 127 years the Newmans have been making cigars. Now, America’s oldest family-owned cigar company opens its headquarters in Tampa, Florida, for tours.

February 2, 2022
The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The father-son team that oversees London’s Davidoff store.

May 11, 2021
A Real Talk With the Rubins

A Real Talk With the Rubins

The cigar brand created by Alan Rubin just before the turn of the 21st century now includes his namesake sons, Alec and Bradley.

May 11, 2021
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

the good life

New Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Bows In

New Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Bows In

The Cigar Aficonado team recently tasted Woodford Reserve's annual release of its Masters Collection Batch Proof series and spoke to the master distiller Chris Morris.

August 11, 2022
Cigar Aficionado's 30th Anniversary Superfan Contest

Cigar Aficionado's 30th Anniversary Superfan Contest

To celebrate the magazine's 30th birthday, we're running a contest to find the biggest Cigar Aficionado fans by giving them the opporutnity to share their photos and stories for a …

August 8, 2022
Sports Betting—Betting Billions On Sports

Sports Betting—Betting Billions On Sports

Legal sports betting is spreading across the United States, and by 2025 it’s estimated to account for more than $200 billion per year.

August 1, 2022
Cigars In Paradise

Cigars In Paradise

You slip out of the gin-clear waters of Saint-Jean Bay, towel off and pull on a shirt and sandals. A few minutes later, you step inside the Casa del Habano and inhale the aroma of …

July 21, 2022
Cigar Aficionado’s 2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cigar Aficionado’s 2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Need ideas for the perfect present this Father's Day? Here's a unique compilation of distinct gifts that run the price gamut from $7 to nearly $100,000.

June 3, 2022
Tequila is Hot!

Tequila is Hot!

Tequila, particularly on the high end, is the most exciting spirit category in the United States, with unprecedented demand.

May 23, 2022

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

Michael Jordan Videos Exceed Seven Million Views

Michael Jordan Videos Exceed Seven Million Views

The series of videos shot during the interview between basketball legend Michael Jordan and Marvin R. Shanken has hit a combined total of 7.3 million views on the magazine’s …

August 5, 2022
Just One of The Boys

Just One of The Boys

Laz Alonso, one of the stars of Prime Video’s Emmy-nominated television series "The Boys," talks cigars, his background and filming the popular TV series.

May 25, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Cigar aficionados, including Charles Barkley, describe their smoke of choice.

May 23, 2022
The Young Gentleman Of Golf

The Young Gentleman Of Golf

Justin Thomas, no longer a kid, has emerged as one of the PGA Tour’s proven winners.

May 23, 2022
The Poker Brat

The Poker Brat

Phil Hellmuth has more championship bracelets than anyone in the game as well as a penchant for outbursts and a savvy eye for business.

May 23, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Cigar aficionados describe their smoke of choice.

March 17, 2022