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May/June 2014
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Pierce Brosnan • May/June 2014

Pierce Brosnan's days of 007 might be over, but the cigar-lover’s acting career is thriving. With six completed movies awaiting release, Brosnan reflects on his body of work in the June issue of Cigar Aficionado. Also, an interview with Rocky Patel and his flourishing venture in Nicaragua; a profile of golf legend Ray Floyd; the new night clubs of Las Vegas; a preview of the upcoming World Cup; plus a talk with Washington Nationals executive and cigar smoker Mike Rizzo.

Features

The Flame Still Burns

The Flame Still Burns

Pierce Brosnan walks into the Draycott Hotel in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, looking fit in a sleek black sweater and slacks, his neck swaddled in a charcoal linen scarf. For …

A Pro's Pro

A Pro's Pro

Tom Watson’s phone call came as a shock.  Ray Floyd, retired from his Hall of Fame career, had just come back from a hunting trip when he found a voicemail from Tom Watson, the …

America's Home of Golf

America's Home of Golf

This article first appeared in the June issue of Cigar Aficionado , featuring Pierce Brosnan, for sale on newsstands now. Click here to see the table of contents, and go here …

New Nights in Vegas

New Nights in Vegas

It is midnight in Las Vegas. On the second floor of the Cosmopolitan, in an out-of-the-way corner, a stylish, well-heeled looking crowd filters into a round room with three …

World Cup Madness

World Cup Madness

There are two ways to view the United States’ placement in the Group of Death in the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One is to suspect a nefarious international plot. The other …

A Surprise Hit

A Surprise Hit

The man behind the glass counter is bald, bold and sturdy, wearing a black polo shirt with the words "World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop Las Vegas" imprinted in white just …

Cigars

National Ambition

National Ambition

How the Washington Nationals GM rose from minors to management.

Havana Throws a Party

Havana Throws a Party

The walls of the sprawling PABEXPO convention hall were decked out in black-and-silver signs touting the H. Upmann brand, the featured cigar for the gala dinner on the closing …

ProCigar’s Seventh Fest in the Dominican Republic

ProCigar’s Seventh Fest in the Dominican Republic

There is no bigger, more inclusive celebration of Dominican cigars and culture than the annual ProCigar Festival. Started in 2008, the Festival is a cigar-centric week in February …

Controlling Interest

Controlling Interest

Cigar star Rocky Patel is moving toward controlling every aspect of his ever-growing cigar brand, from seed to shelf

Ratings from this Issue

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Romeo by Romeo Y Julieta Robusto

Issue Date: June 1, 2014
Romeo by Romeo Y Julieta Robusto
93
points

H. Upmann No. 2

Issue Date: June 1, 2014
H. Upmann No. 2
93
points

Partagas Lusitania Gran Reserva

Issue Date: June 1, 2014
Partagas Lusitania Gran Reserva
92
points

Alec Bradley Mundial No. 5

Issue Date: June 1, 2014
Alec Bradley Mundial No. 5

Up Front

Cuba's Crossroad

Cuba's Crossroad

We have returned again from a visit to Havana. The occasion was the annual Festival del Habanos, a weeklong celebration of one of the country’s iconic products—cigars. We don’t go …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I just finished reading the interview with Andy Garcia and I wanted to mention I have always enjoyed his work. His role in the Oceans movies and other such reels …

The Good Life

Mighty Mashes

Mighty Mashes

It wasn’t so long ago that the barley malts of Scotland were thought the only whiskies worthy of lofty stature or legendary status. That’s all changed, and superlative sour mash …

Kia K900

Kia K900

Driving through ritzy Orange County communities like Newport Beach, not many cars can turn heads, not when Bentleys and Ferraris are nearly as common as Nissans and Fords. But …

The Turntable for Audiophiles

The Turntable for Audiophiles

Like fast food, streaming music content is available 24-7. You’ll find it almost anywhere, but like those fries soaking through the side of your paper bag, its compressed digital …

Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel

Some hotels must be fixed up in order to maintain relevancy. Others stay relevant in spite of the fix-up. Beverly Hills Hotel, which first opened in 1912, two years before Beverly …

Jump Hour Watches

Jump Hour Watches

While digital displays on watches may seem like a contemporary development, they’ve been around since the late nineteenth century when the Austrian engineer Josef Pallweber …

Splashy Socks

Splashy Socks

The irony of summer dress is that while your main objective may be to brighten up your wardrobe, your go-to devices for adding color—the necktie and the pocket square—tend not to …

Swingbyte

Swingbyte

The golf world has been inundated in recent years with high-tech gadgets aimed at helping duffers improve their game. The most sophisticated devices find their homes in the …

Espresso Machines Go Small

Espresso Machines Go Small

Size matters. Smaller can be better. I’m talking about espresso machines. “I think it puts out a good little espresso,” says John Doherty of his Nespresso machine. Doherty is …

Secret Doors

Secret Doors

Without a doubt, the most delightful feature of a secret door is its trigger. For Adam West’s Batman, a switch hidden within a bust of Shakespeare activated a sliding bookcase, …