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March/April 2021
In this issue

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky • March/April 2021

When he hits a golf ball, it goes a country mile. When she posts a photo on Instagram, the whole world seems to notice. Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are one of the world’s most famous power couples, and the two—complete with cigars—appear on the March/April cover of Cigar Aficionado. Johnson is the world’s No. 1 golfer, and in April, the South Carolina native will return to Augusta to defend his Masters title (and his size 42-long green jacket). His cover story details how he always dreamed of winning at golf’s highest level, even when he was a young boy smacking balls at the driving range until 10 o’clock at night. “He’s one of the first guys to bring athleticism to our sport,” says Tiger Woods. The issue also has insights on the hot, new world of sports betting, details about the rich, rewarding flavors of Irish whiskey, plus a new feature called My Favorite Cigar, and much, much more. On newsstands now.

Features

The Natural

The Natural

When he arrived at the hallowed grounds of Augusta National for the much-delayed 2020 Masters last November, Dustin Johnson was a portrait in confidence. At his press conference …

Can Johnson Repeat at The Masters?

Can Johnson Repeat at The Masters?

When Dustin Johnson arrived at Augusta National Golf Club last November for the strangest Masters of all, he strangely wasn’t the center of attention. Yes, he was the No. 1 player …

Pot Luck of the Irish

Pot Luck of the Irish

The term “malt” makes a drinker’s mind jump to Scotland, the lead producer of malted whiskies, whose beloved liquid barley spirit fills the shelves of liquor stores. Images of pot …

The Sports Betting Boom

The Sports Betting Boom

It’s a Sunday afternoon in Atlantic City. Inside the sportsbook of Ocean Casino Resort, gamblers’ eyes dart between open betting apps on their phones and athletic play on the …

Cigars

2020’s Ratings In Review

2020’s Ratings In Review

A breakdown of our ratings from the past year.

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

We are proud to introduce a new feature in Cigar Aficionado. It poses a question cigar lovers ask each other every day: “Which is your favorite?” Beginning with this issue, we’ll …

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial

Issue Date: April 1, 2021
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial
94
points

Ramon Allones Gigantes

Issue Date: April 1, 2021
Ramon Allones Gigantes
93
points

Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona

Issue Date: April 1, 2021
Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona
93
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Issue Date: April 1, 2021
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona

Up Front

Power Couples

Power Couples

It was December, and I was playing golf at The Grove XXIII, Michael Jordan’s new course in Hobe Sound, Florida. As I was walking up to one of the tee boxes, I looked back at the …

The Good Life

RabbitAir A3 Air Purifier

RabbitAir A3 Air Purifier

Just because social distancing often means smoking at home, there’s no reason to cede the kind of air refreshment you enjoy at your favorite lounge. The new RabbitAir A3 ($750), …

Ford Bronco

Ford Bronco

Pandemic be damned, we’ve seen a flood of exciting new products lately, but few have generated anywhere near the buzz of the Ford Bronco. Make that Broncos—plural— because the …

The Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

The Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

It’s the spaceship that lands in your backyard with a lesson in thermodynamics. The Ooni Koda 16 is the propane-fired, outdoors-only pizza oven you’d find on the Jetsons’ patio. …

The Old-Fashioned

The Old-Fashioned

Amid the antics of the epic comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World , Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett hitch a ride on Jim Backus’ private plane. The dipsomaniacal pilot asks …

Watches with Recycled Materials

Watches with Recycled Materials

With an estimated nine million metric tons of plastic dumped in the oceans annually, dive watch makers are making a splash by recycling that trash into fashionable wrist straps …

Tempo Walk Hands-Free Caddy

Tempo Walk Hands-Free Caddy

It’s a beautiful day at the golf course. You tee off, driving the ball in a long arc down the fairway. Behind you, an electric motor hums, wheels start to turn. A robot caddie …

Auberge du Père Bise

Auberge du Père Bise

Cloistered in the French Alps between the turquoise edge of Lake Annecy and La Tournette mountain’s frosted peak is a five-star Relais & Chateau inn that’s not only home to a …

Stamp Collecting

Stamp Collecting

A tiny piece of paper, 1¾” x 2¾”, with an image of an inverted biplane sold at auction in 2016 in New York for $1,351,250. Quite a return on investment as in 2005 the stamp had …