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Cuba After The Embargo • July/August 2022

For the last 60 years, the U.S. Embargo on Cuba has fostered a bitter relationship between the United States and Cuba, and ultimately, has caused great suffering for the people of this island nation. In this issue of Cigar Aficionado we enter a world of dreams, 10 years in the future, where the embargo has been lifted and Cuba has declared free elections, becoming a hub for business and tourism. We also look at the prominent role cigars played in the embargo, venture through Havana's colorful and vibrant world of street art, and dive into the history and secrets of the sacred grounds at Scotland's St Andrews golf course. Plus, we'll explain why high-proof and cask-strength whiskeys are the trend of the spirit world, an interview with cigar industry titan Rocky Patel, and profile a cigar and car collector with an absolutely stunning cigar room. We'll also look at some celebrities' favorite cigars, expert cigar reviews, recap this year's Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest, and much more.

On newsstands July 26.

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