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January/February 2014
In this issue

Ron Perlman • January/February 2014

Actor Ron Perlman truly loves cigars. When his movie career went into temporary hibernation, two things stayed constant—his love of acting and his passion for good smokes. Read about Perlman's recent acting renaissance in the February issue of Cigar Aficionado. In addition, check out our list of the Top 25 Best Cigars of 2013, read an interview with golfer Fred Couples, and explore Ecuador Havana wrapper, the current go-to cigar cover leaf.

Features

A Son of Cigars

A Son of Cigars

Forty years into his career as an actor, Ron Perlman figures things are just starting to get good. “I’m working on my impending retirement—within the next 40 years,” Perlman …

Mister Cool

Mister Cool

In August of 1977 Jim Nantz was an incoming freshman at the University of Houston, an aspiring golfer who had thoughts of a pro career. He was going to be a member of the Cougars’ …

Beating the NBA

Beating the NBA

Spend time around sharp sports bettors and you inevitably hear them gripe and brag over every competitive outcome you can imagine. Guys rail against the road conditions of NASCAR …

Cigars

Host With the Most

Host With the Most

Phil Maloof likes to share his passions, whether it’s cigars, food or fun, with everyone around him

Ecuador's Hot Wrapper

Ecuador's Hot Wrapper

Ecuador Havana has only been around for a dozen years, but it has become one of the cigar world’s favorite leaves

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Punch Serie D'Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada 2013

Issue Date: February 1, 2014
Punch Serie D'Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada 2013
92
points

Padrón Magnum

Issue Date: February 1, 2014
Padrón Magnum
92
points

Te-Amo Revolution Robusto Ovalado

Issue Date: February 1, 2014
Te-Amo Revolution Robusto Ovalado
92
points

Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Issue Date: February 1, 2014
Ramon Allones Specially Selected

Up Front

Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop

For the third time since we started awarding a cigar of the year in 2004, we have given the title to a Cuban cigar, a Montecristo No. 2. The iconic brand, and its iconic pyramid …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I am a passionate cigar smoker and I love your magazine. However, to suggest, as does Peter Kornbluh, that Oliver Stone's movie JFK was "utter fiction" is rather …

The Good Life

Super-Slim Torch Lighters

Super-Slim Torch Lighters

Big lighters might look grand on tables and bar tops, but in your suit pocket, they can instantly frump up the once-flattering contours of your bespoke jacket. Even a medium-sized …

Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

Once the self-described “standard of the world,” Cadillac has spent the last few decades watching as such imported competitors as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus have surged to the …

Nessie Microphone

Nessie Microphone

Anyone who owns a computer and has a relatively soundproof place to play is well on the way to making slick home recordings. You’ve got a digital recorder with plenty of space to …

Wellesley Hotel, London

Wellesley Hotel, London

London may not be the cigar smoker’s paradise it once was, but the cutbacks caused by relatively new laws on smoking in public places have left enough wiggle room for imaginative …

The Great Coat

The Great Coat

One of the great compensations for the frigid onslaught that the elements hurl at us each year is the ability to counter it with one of the great elements of male style, the great …

Race Time

Race Time

Ever since Steve McQueen rocked a Gulf racing suit and flaunted his Heuer Monaco watch in the 1971 film Le Mans , watches and auto racing have been linked. A mechanical movement …

ProForm Tour de France Cycle

ProForm Tour de France Cycle

Neither the dedicated cyclist nor the New Year’s resolutioner hoping to shed a few pounds wants to ride indoors on one of those uninspiringly gray, bulky and dull stationary …

Berkel Heritage Prosciutto Slicer

Berkel Heritage Prosciutto Slicer

Cigar aficionados know some things are best when they’re handmade. I’m smoking one of them now! A handmade approach is especially important when it comes to delicately cured …

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder

Before you go, you’ll sign a death waiver. After you’re done, you’ll be picking off mud for a week while nursing bruises. In between, you’ll spend nearly four hours running, …