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January/February 2022
In this issue

The Top 25 of 2021 • January/February 2022

The Top 25 Cigars of 2021 are revealed in this special-edition issue of Cigar Aficionado, along with the 2021 Best Buys. We also revisit the 2021 Els for Autism Pro-Am founded by editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken, look at the new, big money players who are challenging the PGA Tour, explore the mystery and tradition of fine Port and take you into the refurbished home of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. Plus, we look at celebrities’ favorite cigars, show you one of the world’s biggest Cuban cigar distributors and much, much more, on newsstands February 15.

Features

Best of the Year

Best of the Year

There isn’t a busier, more exciting time at Cigar Aficionado than Top 25 season. That’s when we reassess the highest-scoring cigars of the year and come to a clear consensus …

2021 Els for Autism Pro-Am Raises More Than $1 Million

2021 Els for Autism Pro-Am Raises More Than $1 Million

The clouds cooperated on December 6, holding their rain until all the golf was done at the 2021 Els for Autism Pro-Am at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. When it …

Moneyball

Moneyball

Golf legend Greg Norman announced in October that he is the chief executive officer of a Saudi-backed golf initiative that is pumping millions into the game, a venture that could …

Ports of Call

Ports of Call

Port is an enigmatic drink. Technically, it’s a wine defined by region, not by grape varietal. It comes in several styles and colors. It’s markedly higher in proof than other …

Cigars

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Cigar aficionados describe their smoke of choice.

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.

Phoenicia: The Cuban Cigar Powerhouse

Phoenicia: The Cuban Cigar Powerhouse

Little known to American cigar lovers, Phoenicia Trading is one of the world’s largest distributors of Cuban smokes worldwide. Customers often drop $100,000 at its duty-free shop …

The Big Smokes Are Back

The Big Smokes Are Back

It was a big year for Big Smokes in 2021.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Partagás Serie D No. 5 (Tubo)

Issue Date: February 1, 2022
Partagás Serie D No. 5 (Tubo)
93
points

Montecristo Edmundo

Issue Date: February 1, 2022
Montecristo Edmundo
93
points

Cohiba Robusto

Issue Date: February 1, 2022
Cohiba Robusto
93
points

E.P. Carrillo La Historia Senador

Issue Date: February 1, 2022
E.P. Carrillo La Historia Senador

Up Front

A Ban Too Far

A Ban Too Far

Just when you thought you had heard everything from the anti-smoking zealots, along comes a proposal that takes smoking bans to levels that are unimaginable. If lawmakers in New …

The Good Life

Daniel Marshall Treasure Chest Humidor

Daniel Marshall Treasure Chest Humidor

If you smoke cigars, you need a safe haven in which to store them, a good humidor built to mimic the tropical conditions of the cigarmaking capitals of the world. A perfect choice …

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Navigating the Northeast coastline for the first time in the new Mercedes-Benz S 580, plenty of adjectives roll through the mind: Impressive, imposing, roomy, luxurious and solid, …

Hublot Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic

Hublot Big Bang Unico Arturo Fuente Ceramic

Hublot’s latest collaboration with Arturo Fuente continued with a big bang in November, when Carlos Fuente Jr., president of Arturo Fuente Cigar Co., and Hublot CEO Ricardo …

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

A 10-minute ride on a custom catamaran from the island of Antigua takes guests to the dock of Jumby Bay Island. To the left, a half-mile crescent of creamy, white sand, swaying …

Lyle & Scott Golf Wear

Lyle & Scott Golf Wear

Mark Twain once famously quipped, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” He may have forgotten his time in Scotland where the notoriously chilly and …

Eggnog

Eggnog

What seemed to have been the last straw in Covid restrictions for beleaguered cocktailians came in December with the reports of a shortage of the main ingredient in the archetypal …

Roll Your Own Pasta

Roll Your Own Pasta

If you love eating pasta at home, it’s time to think outside the box. Put the dried stuff aside. Grab some good flour and eggs. Skip paying $25 in a fine Italian restaurant. Make …

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding

Want to pilot your own aircraft and solo after just an hour of instruction without putting a dent in your wallet? That’s the appeal of hang-gliding lessons. Invented as an …

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