July/August 2019
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Kurt Russell • July/August 2019

Kurt Russell—“Hollywood’s best kept secret”—has been delivering spot-on performances in a career that has spanned almost six decades and a variety of acting genres. He returns to the big screen this summer in the most talked about film of 2019: Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. We sit down with the actor to talk about his distinguished film career and his most-recent collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino. We also step back in time to Cuba before Castro, when Meyer Lanksy and other American mobsters partnered with a vice-friendly government to rule over Havana’s vibrant casino scene. Plus, a look inside Tiger Woods’ stunning Masters win and the booming world of artisanal Tequila.

Features

The Veteran

The Veteran

Kurt Russell knows from experience that any film by director Quentin Tarantino is a major cinematic event. So there was no way the veteran actor was going to turn down the …

When the Mob Ruled Havana

When the Mob Ruled Havana

In February of 1947, Frank Sinatra arrived in Havana, Cuba, holding a suitcase filled with $2 million in cash. He was flanked by two mobsters from Chicago, the Fischetti brothers, …

Tiger Is Back

Tiger Is Back

I’m done,” Tiger Woods said. It was April 4, 2017, and he was at the Masters Club Dinner, a revered annual gathering of Masters greats. Nick Faldo, a fellow Masters champion, …

Tequila's Golden Age

Tequila's Golden Age

La Reposada, a chocolate-brown mule, is pulling a two-ton volcanic stone wheel in a circle around a 20-foot-wide pit brimming with a dark, fibrous mass of agave hearts that …

Cigars

Cult Cigars And The People Behind Them

Cult Cigars And The People Behind Them

One of the phenomena of the cigar resurgence has been the number of brands that have risen from obscurity to become cult favorites among fans who go to extremes to obtain them.

Collecting Cuban Cigars

Collecting Cuban Cigars

Collecting Cuban cigars may sound like a luxury to Americans, but aficionados the world over routinely lay down Havanas for future enjoyment and even profit.

Connoisseur’s Corner: Partagás Corona Inmensas Extra Maduro

Connoisseur’s Corner: Partagás Corona Inmensas Extra Maduro

This tasting of vintage cigars features a Partagás Corona Inmensas Extra Maduro from the early 1950s.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Oliva Serie V Lancero

Issue Date: August 1, 2019
Oliva Serie V Lancero
93
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico

Issue Date: August 1, 2019
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Diplomatico
93
points

Punch Duke Exclusivo México

Issue Date: August 1, 2019
Punch Duke Exclusivo México
93
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona

Issue Date: August 1, 2019
Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona

Up Front

Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

Editors' Note: Cigars for the Troops

So many things are wrong with the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of the cigar industry that it’s easy to overlook one of the most egregious prohibitions. We’re talking …

The Good Life

Paramount Cigar Cutters

Paramount Cigar Cutters

First and foremost, Charles Sauer is a bladesmith. The Texan made his name forging superlative cutlery so fine and ornate that his knives are as much showpieces as hunting tools. …

The Toughest Fish

The Toughest Fish

It’s elusive, flattened and silvery, a fish with huge eyes and a forked tail resembling a flying V electric guitar. And for fly fishermen it’s one of the ultimate prizes—the …

Tying Up For Summer

Tying Up For Summer

While your initial response to summer’s heat may be to shed as many layers as possible, the occasional lawn party, country club bash or business meeting mean you can’t spend all …

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

When Jaguar Land Rover introduced the smallest member of its exclusive Range Rover family, the 2012 Evoque, it was an immediate visual standout married to lavish features and a …

Genuine Gelato

Genuine Gelato

Americans might be excused for thinking that gelato is simply the Italian word for ice cream. After all, in a land with a severe shortage of real, quality gelato, American …

End-of-Summer Mixing With Vodka

End-of-Summer Mixing With Vodka

Vodka might not be the current darling of the cocktail set, but don’t feel sorry for the clear spirit with the Russian name (for little water). It remains the world’s No. …

Scott Dunn Villas, the South of France

Scott Dunn Villas, the South of France

In the glittering summer sunlight of Provence, embraced by a lawn chair, a glass of rose in one hand, a Montecristo in the other and the Mediterranean in distant view, life is …

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition

TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition

Tech watches that feed you valuable info while you play a round of golf, but look nerdy when you’re ordering a round at the 19th hole are one thing. TAG Heuer’s new Connected …

Icon A5

Icon A5

You’re flying low above the water in an Icon A5, one of the relatively new breed of light-sport aircraft, when you spot some action. The wraparound windshield and the rear-mounted …