July/August 2021
In this issue

Cam Newton • July/August 2021

At six-foot-five and 250 pounds, New England quarterback Cam Newton is a double threat, with a rocket arm and a knack for running people over. We spoke with the record-breaking QB about football, his childhood and his passion for cigars—which fuels his own cigar bar. Plus, the burgeoning trend of online sports betting, golf’s next best, a New Orleans antique dealer and American whiskey cocktails. We also rate 72 cigars, analyze the industry’s current cigar boom and talk with celebrities about their favorite smokes. All this and more, on newsstands now.

Features

The Total Package

The Total Package

Cam Newton, 32, tends to be all smiles, even when he’s playing in a big game, but there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make him scowl—watching people waste a good cigar. He has …

Sports Betting On the Go

Sports Betting On the Go

It was an NBA Sunday in Central New Jersey and Gadoon “Spanky” Kyrollos, one of America’s most prolific and successful sports bettors, was in his element. Some 88 miles away from …

Tomorrow’s Tigers?

Tomorrow’s Tigers?

When the Masters returned to its traditional dates in April, with the azaleas in full bloom and (a few) spectators providing golf’s version of a new normal, history was made—Hidek…

The Story Dealer

The Story Dealer

“It’s called a lawyer’s coffin,” says Bill Rau, as he points to a wooden table in his showroom. Rau, the third-generation president and CEO of M.S. Rau Antiques in New Orleans, is …

Whiskey Patriotism

Whiskey Patriotism

Warm weather often means turning to clear liquor to keep cool, but  when you’re fired up to celebrate independence on July 4th, the best way to show your American spirit is with …

Cigars

The New Cigar Boom

The New Cigar Boom

Despite a pandemic and its attendant lockdown, the cigar industry has seen greater growth than it has in decades. But with the boon for business will quality suffer as makers …

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Cigar aficionados describe their smoke of choice

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo
93
points

H. Upmann Regalias

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
H. Upmann Regalias
93
points

Illusione Ultra MK

Issue Date: August 1, 2021
Illusione Ultra MK

Up Front

The New Cigar Boom

The New Cigar Boom

The past year and a half has been hard on just about everyone. Some have paid the ultimate price, others have lost loved ones, and even the luckiest among us have suffered. The …

The Good Life

Pocket-Sized Cigar Scissors

Pocket-Sized Cigar Scissors

The ceremony of cutting a cigar with scissors makes a bold statement. But with that declaration usually comes a compromise. Most scissors are table models, scaled for smoking …

The Wauwinet, Nantucket

The Wauwinet, Nantucket

With cobblestone streets, silver-cedar storybook cottages flying Old Glory and unspoiled beaches tucked away on a boomerang-shaped island 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, …

2021 Mustang Mach-E

2021 Mustang Mach-E

Ford first set out to design an all-electric SUV simply to comply with California’s increasingly strict emissions laws. But, along the way, Ford’s new “Team Edison” laid out a …

Ginning It Up

Ginning It Up

The season for gin has returned—and not just because it makes a great summer cooler. With the resurgence of the cocktail culture, the drink’s complex flavors are being rediscovere…

Blending a Better Burger

Blending a Better Burger

The cast-iron skillet is blistering hot. The 50 percent chuck flat/40 percent short rib/10 percent bone marrow burgers are perfectly seasoned with kosher salt and freshly ground …

Biking in the Sand

Biking in the Sand

Fat bikes—those mountain cycles with cartoonishly wide wheels and tires—may seem purpose-built for riding in winter when the air balloons they appear to sport afford excellent …

Shades of the Beach

Shades of the Beach

One of the staples of the beach party movies of the ’60s was Eric von Zipper, an antagonist who was also a comic foil for being sartorially out of place among the surf crowd with …

Riding America’s Roller Coasters

Riding America’s Roller Coasters

It starts with a breathtaking 87-degree drop that boosts you to speeds of up to 58 mph before a series of twists, turns and flips take you through dark forest along its over 3,000 …

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