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March/April 2018
In this issue

Joe Manganiello • March/April 2018

At six-foot-five and hard as a rock, Joe Manganiello may seem built to play tough guys, but he also has an artistic side and a comedic flair as well as a love of great cigars. In April's Cigar Aficionado, we sit down with the cigar-loving actor to discuss his dreams of succeeding on the other side of the camera. Plus, we rate the top 10 best prospects for the 2018 Masters, look at the 12 fastest cars money can buy, survey the highest-rated cigars of 2017, and tell you why we're wild for Irish whiskey. Also, our panel of editors rated 80 cigars in six sizes: Churchill, corona, corona gorda, figurado, miscellaneous and robusto.

Features

Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Joe Manganiello relaxes in a chair by a large card table in a sprawling basement rec room in his Beverly Hills home, right next to the man cave where he keeps his humidor. …

Who Will Win The Masters?

Who Will Win The Masters?

The Masters is soon upon us, and for those in the cold climes, we’ve already gotten the clubs out of storage, rid them of cobwebs, bought a dozen new balls, taken some achy swings …

Hyper Drives

Hyper Drives

The closest thing I can imagine would be strapping myself into an FA-18 for the thrill of a catapult launch off a Navy carrier. Instead, I’ve slipped into the new Bugatti Chiron, …

Getting Your Irish Up

Getting Your Irish Up

Advice to whiskey snobs: If it’s St. Patrick’s Day and you’re in a bar (and what are the chances of that?) don’t turn down an Irish whiskey on the premise there isn’t much choice. …

Monaco’s Magic

Monaco’s Magic

It’s a place where the locals’ idea of Uber is a helicopter transfer from the airport, where you can’t walk a block without seeing a McLaren or Lamborghini, where you can clothes …

Small Games, Big Money

Small Games, Big Money

A guy texts to tell me that he has a 33 percent chance of winning a car in a casino. I consider it for a beat and write it off as wishful thinking. A similar message comes from …

Cigars

2017 Cigar Aficionado Ratings In Review

2017 Cigar Aficionado Ratings In Review

A detailed analysis of a year’s worth of cigar ratings.

A Seat On Cuba’s Official Tasting Panel

A Seat On Cuba’s Official Tasting Panel

Joining Cuba’s cigar experts to evaluate blends for Havana’s future cigars.

Connoisseur’s Corner: A 98-Point Montecristo

Connoisseur’s Corner: A 98-Point Montecristo

A tasting of vintage cigars, including a Montecristo no. 5 (1960), Bolivar Royal Corona (2006), Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 1 (1991) and an Arturo Fuente Añejo S.S.S. Shark No. …

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Last Call by A.J. Fernandez Chiquitas

Issue Date: April 1, 2018
Last Call by A.J. Fernandez Chiquitas
93
points

Punch After Dinner

Issue Date: April 1, 2018
Punch After Dinner
93
points

Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo

Issue Date: April 1, 2018
Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo
92
points

H. Upmann Magnum 46 (Tubo)

Issue Date: April 1, 2018
H. Upmann Magnum 46 (Tubo)

Up Front

A New Look At Our Cigar Reviews

A New Look At Our Cigar Reviews

We’ve rated cigars for more than 25 years, and those reviews have looked virtually the same for that entire time. Not any more. We are proud to present our new and improved …

Out of the Humidor, April 2018

Out of the Humidor, April 2018

Dear Marvin, I just finished reading your Editors’ Note entitled “Shame on Apple” [February 2018]. As a subscriber, I was shocked to see that Apple had banned your Where to …

The Good Life

Mount Falcon Island, Ireland

Mount Falcon Island, Ireland

Despite coming to the Mount Falcon Estate resort to escape the rigors of the Tour, Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara were anything but subdued once they sat down to dinner. Barely …

Sony 4K HDR Camcorder

Sony 4K HDR Camcorder

Maybe it’s time your video camera caught up with your television monitor. You could have been excused in the HD/1080p TV era if your camera was flat, rectangular, and capable of …

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Most sparkling wine is not Champagne, and most “pancake syrup” is not maple syrup. Maple syrup comes only from the sap of sugar maple trees, and like kangaroos or gorillas, Mother …

Indian Roadmaster

Indian Roadmaster

Long ago, my late father placed me between his knees on an Indian motorcycle, engaged its infamous so-called suicide clutch, and took me down the road in a happy mist of rumbling, …

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

“Ask any driver here what they’re looking for, and it’s one of these,” says the champion racecar driver Scott Pruett showing off one of the Rolex watches he owns as a multiple …

Meet Mezcal

Meet Mezcal

Close your eyes and take a sip of a good mezcal and you might envision the bucolic scene from which it springs. Huge agave piñas roast over wood fire in an earthen pit. A horse …

PXG Golf Clubs

PXG Golf Clubs

Anyone who would name his company Parsons Extreme Golf, or PXG, isn’t going to be subtle. And Bob Parsons believes he’s gone to the extreme to create the finest clubs money can …

Review: Quasar Tabletop Cutter

Review: Quasar Tabletop Cutter

You’d be forgiven if you mistook Colibri’s newest cutter for something that may have broken off of Elon’s Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket during its historic space launch in February. …

Old Master Drawings

Old Master Drawings

Maybe you can’t afford the $450 million that a Leonardo da Vinci oil painting recently fetched at auction. But if you’re willing to set your sights a little lower many drawings by …

Made For You, April 2018

Made For You, April 2018

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 …