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July/August 2015
In this issue

Vince Vaughn • July/August 2015

We know him mainly as the charming male lead in a series of megahit comedies like Wedding Crashers, but Vince Vaughn is dusting off his serious side for "True Detective." Plus, we take a look at a time when dressing for the game was a major component of golf and pay homage to Richard Overton, the 109-year-old cigar smoking veteran. Additionally, we interview Cuba tobacco guru Eumelio Espino and take you on a tour of the finest destinations in golf. Also, we rate a total of 77 cigars in six categories: Churchill, corona gorda, figurado, miscellaneous, petit corona and robusto.

Features

Vince Vaughn Gets Serious

Vince Vaughn Gets Serious

Vince Vaughn, all six-foot-five of him, rolls the large Cohiba between his fingers as he sits in a back room at the Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills. On this Monday in early …

Links To Style

Links To Style

Hope. Ruth. Sinatra. Gleason. Martin. Crosby. Some of the biggest names in celebrity history. Each is famous in their own right, and each took to the golf course for charity and …

Rise of The Poker Bots

Rise of The Poker Bots

During the summer of 2004, Binion's Horseshoe was renamed Binion's Gambling Hall. It played host to the World Series of Poker for the final time. Patent attorney Greg Raymer won …

Classic Comebacks

Classic Comebacks

Gale-force winds have shuttered the island's airports and covered the old road sign with a thick crust of snow. Out here, on the back side of the Langjökull glacier, even our …

Five Classic Golf Destinations

Five Classic Golf Destinations

More exclusive than the Super Bowl, older than the NBA, and steeped in time-honored traditions, sports fans worldwide turn their attention to the Masters every spring to witness …

Cigars

The Formidable Factory

The Formidable Factory

When Abe Flores left the Dominican Republic in 1989, the cigar business was the last thing on his mind. After he graduated college and tried a career in the software and technolog…

A Cigar Smoking Life

A Cigar Smoking Life

Birthday number 109 began as a typical morning for Richard A. Overton. He rose early (3:00 a.m. on this particular day), brewed some coffee, and went to the front porch of his …

Hockey's Hard Hitter

Hockey's Hard Hitter

Barry Melrose is sitting on a plush couch in Hidden Havana, a dim but homey cigar club in Southington, just a holler from the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut. "I get paid to …

A Passion For Seeds

A Passion For Seeds

In the back patio of Eumelio Espino Marrero's humble home, Triunfo struts around, showing off the proud result of nearly 20 years of his owner's hobby: creating a "bonsai …

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo Box Pressed

Issue Date: August 1, 2015
My Father Le Bijou 1922 Torpedo Box Pressed
93
points

Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years Maduro

Issue Date: August 1, 2015
Padrón Serie 1926 80 Years Maduro
93
points

Trinidad Vigía

Issue Date: August 1, 2015
Trinidad Vigía
92
points
Fuente Fuente OpusX Angel's Share Reserva d'Chateau

Up Front

Give That Man A Cigar

Give That Man A Cigar

It's hard not to admire Richard Overton. He fought for his country in the Second World War, built his home with his own two hands, puts the occasional splash of whiskey in his …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I received the June issue of Cigar Aficionado today and I could not put it down.  Between all of th­e great information on Cuba and the story of Jack Johnson …

The Good Life

Made For You, August 2015

Made For You, August 2015

In a world of fast food and one-size-fits-all sensibilities, how often does something feel made especially for you? The "Made for You" section celebrates those items that are …

Bentley Continental GT Speed

Bentley Continental GT Speed

Hear the name, Bentley, and it likely calls to mind a luxurious, if lumbering beast, perhaps a uniformed chauffeur sitting up front, its passengers sipping Champagne in the …

Mini Lighters

Mini Lighters

Like artists and sculptors who make smaller replicas of their larger works, a few lighter companies have miniaturized some of their classic models and done so with careful …

Golf Shirts

Golf Shirts

Next time you're complaining about the heat on the golf course and yearning for the respite of the halfway house, consider this fashion dictum for the active man from Edward …

The Negroni

The Negroni

It's curious that something as American as cooking outdoors in the summer lends itself so well to a diversion so Continental as what the French call l'heure de l'apéritif …

The Other Smartwatches

The Other Smartwatches

It's likely you want an Apple Watch. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, about 15 million Americans plan to buy one. While you bide your time, so to speak—appointments are …

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Glasgow

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Glasgow

The rain was a welcome excuse to chuck my plans for my first day in Glasgow (garden and museum touring) and enjoy a lazy lounge-about day enveloped in the comfort of Hotel du Vin …

Luminous Dials

Luminous Dials

The story of luminous-dial watches hasn't always been sunny. At the turn of the twentieth century, female workers painted watch dials with luminescent radium by shaping the …

Wilson Blade 98S Tennis Racquet

Wilson Blade 98S Tennis Racquet

Defending the baseline by trying to track down and return every ball your opponents hit until they eventually (hopefully) err is a sound strategy for some tennis players, albeit …

Bluetooth Barbecuing By Masterbuilt

Bluetooth Barbecuing By Masterbuilt

They say where there's smoke, there's Bluetooth. Wait, that's not it. Yeah, actually, now it is. Now that Masterbuilt, a leader in making stuff to cook things outside (and some …

The Joy of Bocce

The Joy of Bocce

With respect to croquet fanciers, bocce is the real king of leisure lawn games. Simple to understand—participants bowl larger balls toward a smaller target ball to see who can get …