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Jan/Feb 2006
In this issue

"24" • Jan/Feb 2006

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado and go behind the scenes and into the private cigar lounge of the hit show "24." Also, check out the top 25 cigars of 2005, savor a 99-point Cohiba Pyramide, read a Q&A with Rolando Reyes, Sr., become a tobacco hand for a day and learn the key to Donny Deutsch's success.

Features

Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day

Kiefer Sutherland is back to save America from terrorists…again. I find Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer, the complicated hero of the hit Fox television show "24," relaxing in his …

Big Guns

Big Guns

When Tiger Woods and John Daly arrived at the 18th tee of the Harding Park Golf Course last October, the electricity in the air could have powered San Francisco for a day. Woods …

Count Me In

Count Me In

I've been writing Cigar Aficionado's gambling column for five years. I came into it knowing a fair amount about winning and losing money, but I wasn't especially seasoned at the …

Bentley Brings It

Bentley Brings It

The antiquated headlights barely cut through the dense, pre-dawn fog, as we crawl through ancient villages and deserted farm hamlets. An icy drizzle stings our cheeks and blurs …

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Back in your Instamatic youth, pressing the shutter button at just the right moment was all the control you had over the final photographic outcome. Sure, there were guys who …

Cigars

A Conversation with Rolando Reyes, Sr.

A Conversation with Rolando Reyes, Sr.

The creator of Puros Indios and Cuba Aliados cigars speaks to Cigar Aficionado.

Speaking Deutsch

Speaking Deutsch

What's the Big Idea that keeps ad-man-turned-CNBC-talk-show-host Donny Deutsch running?

Field Trip

Field Trip

I reach out to pluck a bright green tobacco leaf from the stalk in front of me, but a cautionary tap on the shoulder makes me stop. Apparently, something about my amateur approach …

The Good and the Bad

The Good and the Bad

The sub-director of quality at the H. Upmann factory in Havana was not happy. I was walking down the aisle of one of the rolling rooms of his well-lighted factory, where about …

The 2005 Las Vegas Big Smoke

The 2005 Las Vegas Big Smoke

Cigar Aficionado's 10th annual Las Vegas Big Smoke rolled into Sin City November 4 through 6. The event hammered home its reputation as the world's biggest cigar party and the …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Saint Luis Rey Serie A

Issue Date: February 1, 2006
Saint Luis Rey Serie A
91
points

Oliva Master Blends 2 Robusto

Issue Date: February 1, 2006
Oliva Master Blends 2 Robusto
91
points

Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2

Issue Date: February 1, 2006
Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2
91
points

Cohiba Siglo III

Issue Date: February 1, 2006
Cohiba Siglo III

Up Front

No Place Left

No Place Left

New York—heavy smoking restrictions. Florida—heavy restrictions. California—heavy restrictions. In Massachusetts, it is almost impossible to smoke outside your home. In December, …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Last Christmas, my husband, Dave, began receiving Cigar Aficionado from our good friend Lou Miele, who lives in Florida. Lou is an avid and knowledgeable cigar …

The Good Life

Garmin Forerunner 301

Garmin Forerunner 301

You're skiing in uncharted territory when suddenly you lose control, schuss off a steep drop and find yourself buried head first in a deep snowdrift. You look at the Garmin …

PeakVision Cyber Sunglasses

PeakVision Cyber Sunglasses

The most common place to see golf sunglasses during a swing or putt is atop a player's hat, which is to say, not in use. Golfers may suffer considerably more UV-related eye …

Diamond Chic

Diamond Chic

Classic elegance or big bling? As Valentine's Day approaches the gift of diamonds is not only your girl's best friend, but can make you a close second. Choosing what to buy in a …

Corvette Z06

Corvette Z06

"America's sports car," the sobriquet for the storied Corvette, has long had a slightly pejorative ring. The implication was that Chevy's two-seater might be big, bold and …

Colibri M-Stick Lighter

Colibri M-Stick Lighter

Imagine a tool that brings you not only fire, but carries a photo album, your office files and a collection of your favorite music. Colibri's M-Stick has combined one of man's …

Vacherin Mont-D'Or

Vacherin Mont-D'Or

When the days turn cold and darkness comes early, a man's fancy turns to thoughts of soul-warming evenings spent in front of a fire of well-cured logs of oak with a wheel of rich …

Four Seasons, Jackson Hole

Four Seasons, Jackson Hole

Nestled up against the foothills of the Teton Mountain range, the Four Seasons, Jackson Hole is more than just a single-season resort. It combines the noted chain's top-notch …

TCM Air First 55 H.H. Pelican

TCM Air First 55 H.H. Pelican

It takes a big man to wear a monster watch. But it takes a bigger man, with a bigger monster watch, to laugh at that man. So what happens when the one you're wearing can't make …

Lease a Super Car

Lease a Super Car

Buy a Lamborghini Gallardo, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S or Ferrari Enzo and you guarantee two things: you'll attract admirers on the street and take a hefty hit on your wallet. …