March/April 2015
In this issue

Hugh Jackman • March/April 2015

Hugh Jackman can do it all. Play a superhero? Check. Sing? Check. Host the Oscars? Check. Jackman discusses his motivation and his love of a great cigar in the April issue of Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we look at what it would take to normalize relations with Cuba; speak with retired golfing legend Jack Nicklaus about his course designs; discover why businessmen are attracted to high-stakes poker. Also we interview sportscaster Joe Buck and crunch all the data from our previous year's cigar tastings.

Features

No Limits

No Limits

The top hat? It's just a little too much—even when the model is Hugh Jackman. Jackman's tuxedo appears as if he were born to wear it for this photo shoot. But the hat is more …

Crack In The Embargo

Crack In The Embargo

An American embassy in Havana. Discussions at the highest levels between the Castro and Obama governments. Using American credit cards in Cuba. Bringing some Cohibas and Montecris…

The Golden Age of Nicklaus

The Golden Age of Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus is here again. On a fairway carved out of a mountainside at the tip of the Baja peninsula of Mexico, Nicklaus stands in the rapturously warm air above the Pacific …

The $100K Club

The $100K Club

If you're a wealthy businessman, secure enough to acknowledge where you stand among the world's top professional poker players, what do you say to Phil Ivey before squaring off …

The Cadillac Challenge

The Cadillac Challenge

Making about as much power as a Corvette Stingray, the new Cadillac ATS V-Series sedan is a classic sleeper, the sort of car you might not even notice as it pulls up alongside at …

Second Time Around

Second Time Around

Last November, the mood was tense at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva as five bidders competed for Patek Philippe’s famous 1932 Henry Graves Supercomplication pocket watch. The …

Cigars

The World of Cuban Cigars

The World of Cuban Cigars

Robustos. Partagás. Cohiba Robustos Supremos or Partagás Gran Reservas. Cohiba Behike 56. Those were the most common answers from Cuban cigar retailers around the world in a …

Joe Buck: The Measured Voice Of Sports

Joe Buck: The Measured Voice Of Sports

The anticipation is electric. The NFL wildcard game between Dallas and Detroit will commence in seconds. "It's an honor to be with you on Fox. You and I can't wait for this to get …

Ratings from this Issue

92
points

Raices Cubanas Toro

Issue Date: April 1, 2015
Raices Cubanas Toro
92
points

Regius White Label Torpedo

Issue Date: April 1, 2015
Regius White Label Torpedo
92
points

Camacho Criollo Figurado

Issue Date: April 1, 2015
Camacho Criollo Figurado
92
points

Ashton Symmetry Robusto

Issue Date: April 1, 2015
Ashton Symmetry Robusto

Up Front

A Long Needed Change in Cuban Policy

A Long Needed Change in Cuban Policy

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. One could argue that this describes the long-standin…

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, Your February issue was a reminder to never judge Cigar Aficionado by its cover. With the acting pedigree and accomplishments of Liam Neeson already accounted …

The Good Life

Made For You, April 2015

Made For You, April 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 …

Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0

Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0

Life is stressful enough without having to think about the things you cannot see: dust, allergens, bacteria and nameless particles that fill the air. The Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 air …

Es Saadi Gardens and Resort, Marrakech, Morocco

Es Saadi Gardens and Resort, Marrakech, Morocco

Enter the Es Saadi, Marrakech’s oldest five-star hotel (opened in 1966), and step into another world. You breathe perfumed air and hear the sound of indigenous music (often played …

Acura TLX

Acura TLX

It’s been nearly three decades since it burst onto the automotive scene, the first Japanese brand to enter the exclusive luxury market. But despite initial success, Acura is …

Bluetooth Gramophone

Bluetooth Gramophone

Inspired by the early-1920s Magnavox R3, the Bluetooth Gramophone doesn’t look like a typical wireless speaker. Is it compact? It’s 20 inches tall. Portable? It’s a steel horn …

Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally when everyone puts an O’ in front his name and lifts a glass of Irish whiskey in deference to the Old Sod. But so much is happening to a spirit …

Tobacco Watches

Tobacco Watches

Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Dominican cigar producer Arturo Fuente celebrated their ongoing partnership last December with an Old Havana–themed party at Dubai’s One&Only The …

Fragrance as Fashion

Fragrance as Fashion

When we think of personal style, the images that come to mind are of the clothes we wear. Yet just as great a part of the impression we make comes from something that can’t be …

Aluminum Bats

Aluminum Bats

Warmer weather, blooming flowers and singing birds signal that spring has returned. But for the baseball junkie, the true sign that winter is in the rearview is the unmistakable …

The Magic of Oysters

The Magic of Oysters

Briny. Sweet. Metallic. Powerful. These aren’t adjectives describing an underwater robot, but tasting notes for one of life’s great gourmet experiences: oysters. As M.F.K. …

Keeping Score

Keeping Score

Recently, I was digging through my closet and found my scorecard from a game at Shea Stadium on Oct. 11th, 1986. As soon as I opened it, I heard the ball cracking off Lenny …