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July/August 2012
In this issue

Jeff Daniels-The Newsroom • July/August 2012

In the August issue of Cigar Aficionado, Jeff Daniels stars in Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show about an overly candid news anchor. We also feature Bubba Watson, the winner of this year's Masters golf tournament, offer our annual NFL preview, and take a look at how some corporate moneymen use their gambling skills to gain long-term profit. Plus, profiles of Jeff Borysiewicz, a big-box cigar store owner who is fighting for cigar rights, and La Aurora, the Dominican Republic's oldest cigarmaker.

Features

Anchoring the News

Anchoring the News

“America is NOT the greatest country in the world,” news commentator Will McAvoy barks, in answer to a seemingly simple question from a student during a college forum: “Can you …

Bubba Golf

Bubba Golf

Bubba Watson isn’t afraid to cry. Bubba Watson isn’t afraid NOT to have a coach. Bubba Watson isn’t afraid to go on the “Ellen Degeneres Show.” So when he found himself …

The Casino Portfolio

The Casino Portfolio

In 2004 a British gambler by the name of Ashley Revell sold everything he had, did what he could to raise additional funds and eventually cobbled together a total of $135,000. In …

2012 Football Forecast

2012 Football Forecast

It was a busy and unsettling offseason in the NFL, as the Saints lost players and coaches to suspension, high-profile quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow landed in new …

Hot Dates!

Hot Dates!

In case you are not familiar with the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which explains the current preponderance of watch dials in the market that are embellished …

Cigars

The Aurora Effect

The Aurora Effect

The oldest cigar company in the Dominican Republic does things its own way

Buying At The Source

Buying At The Source

Purchasing Cuban cigars in Havana can mean good bargains, especially when you stick to the older brands.

The Cigar Crusader

The Cigar Crusader

Corona Cigar Co.’s Jeff Borysiewicz owns some of the largest cigar stores in the world, but he finds himself spending most of his time fighting for your right to smoke a cigar

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Padrón Family Reserve No. 85

Issue Date: August 1, 2012
Padrón Family Reserve  No. 85
93
points

H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Belicoso

Issue Date: August 1, 2012
H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Belicoso
93
points

Cohiba Behike BHK 52

Issue Date: August 1, 2012
Cohiba Behike BHK 52
93
points

Room 101 OSOK Chingon

Issue Date: August 1, 2012
Room 101 OSOK Chingon

Up Front

Forget About It: Your Home is NOT Your Castle

Forget About It: Your Home is NOT Your Castle

Mayor Michael Bloomberg swears he is not trying to ban smoking in New York City apartments. All he wants to do, he says earnestly, is require residential buildings in New York to …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, There are many things I enjoy in life, but still one of my favorite’s is enjoying a fine cigar while reading my Cigar Aficionado magazine. Thank god my cigars …

The Good Life

VueZone Personal Video Network

VueZone Personal Video Network

Would you like the ability to peek into the baby’s room from downstairs…or halfway around the world? Make sure the kids got home from school OK? Check in on the pets? Be alerted …

Guayaberas

Guayaberas

A Cuban government proclamation made it official in 2010, but it wasn’t exactly the hottest news when the the guayabera was recognized as the island’s formal dress garment. Nor …

Coming Through  with Rye

Coming Through with Rye

A little over a decade ago something was afoot. First a handful of expressive rye whiskeys—like Old Potrero and Sazerac—turned up. Then a new breed of high-profile bartenders …

Casino Series Humidors

Casino Series Humidors

If the private poker room is a last bastion of cigar smoking, it makes sense to outfit the space appropriately with a good humidor. This is where the Siglo Accessories Casino …

Shoot-out at the Pony-Car Corral

Shoot-out at the Pony-Car Corral

One of the hottest battles in the car market these days rages between two classic Detroit retro-mobiles, the Ford Mustang and the recently reborn Chevrolet Camaro. For years, Ford …

The Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Growing up in New Jersey, James Manley became infatuated with horses, guns and wide-open spaces by watching Westerns like “Bonanza” on television. But unlike other childhood …

BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

Barbecue, to me, is smoked meat. For many if not most Americans, however, barbecue is sauce. Sweet. A little smoky. A little spicy. But mostly sweet. Great BBQ sauce enhances …

RocketBallz Fairway Woods and Hybrids

RocketBallz Fairway Woods and Hybrids

Every few years, a product rocks the golf world. Ping irons. Callaway metal drivers. Adams rescue clubs. Titleist Pro-V1s. This year, the buzz has centered on the new TaylorMade …

Boating Watches

Boating Watches

When the English carpenter and clockmaker John Harrison invented the marine chronometer in 1735, the point was to solve the problem of calculating longitude at sea. A navigator …

Waterslides

Waterslides

You’ve trudged up flight after flight in a replica of a Mayan tower only to climb into a small trough, helpless on an inner tube, legs sprawled as you look into nothing but …