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Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought home the Lombardi Trophy last night to Cigar City as Tom Brady further cemented his legacy with a seventh Super Bowl win.

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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 Poker Provocateur

The Poker Provocateur

Card king Shaun Deeb is no stranger to controversy—or fine cigars.

January 24, 2020

the good life

Two New Cask-Strength Bourbons for 2021

Two New Cask-Strength Bourbons for 2021

Heaven Hill’s powerhouse Bourbons have arrived in the form of new cask-strength batches of both Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof.

February 19, 2021
Johnnie Walker Puts Time in a Bottle

Johnnie Walker Puts Time in a Bottle

Renowned blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker celebrates the Chinese New Year with a special Blue Label Year of the Ox, along with two anniversary whiskies that commemorate 200 …

February 12, 2021
Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

Tampa Bay Celebrates Super Bowl LV Win With Cigars

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought home the Lombardi Trophy last night to Cigar City as Tom Brady further cemented his legacy with a seventh Super Bowl win.

February 8, 2021
Dewar's Sails to the Port Side

Dewar's Sails to the Port Side

Dewar’s is tripling down on its doubled-aged blended Scotch series with Portuguese Smooth.

January 25, 2021
Straight From the Barrel

Straight From the Barrel

Cask strength is a burgeoning trend in whiskey—and beyond—but does boosting alcohol content necessarily make a spirit taste better?

December 15, 2020
Cigar Aficionado’s 17 Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

Cigar Aficionado’s 17 Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

The 2020 holiday season is finally underway. While it’s as far as one can get from a normal year, some things will simply never change. One of those constants is a cigar aficionad…

November 25, 2020

inside cuba

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
Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Five small farms in Western Cuba grow some of the finest cigar tobacco leaves in the entire world.

October 26, 2018
Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

These trained cigar waiters recommend a brand, cut and light your cigar, then pick the perfect beverage to accompany your smoke.

August 27, 2018

celebrities

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
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
Michael Jordan Stars In “The Last Dance”

Michael Jordan Stars In “The Last Dance”

Michael Jordan's documentary “The Last Dance,” which follows Jordan and his Chicago Bulls during their 1997-98 championship season, debuts tonight on ESPN.

April 19, 2020
Fiddler on the Loose

Fiddler on the Loose

The violin vurtuoso Charlie Siem has mastered the classics, but isn't above cutting loose with Lady Gaga. And he always carries cigars in his fiddle case.

March 10, 2020
Sir Charles Holds Court

Sir Charles Holds Court

Charles Barkley put a much larger stamp on the game of basketball than his height would suggest. His outsized presence continued after he left the court for the broadcast booth.

March 10, 2020