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May/June 2017
In this issue

Chris Pratt And James Gunn • May/June 2017

Chris Pratt and James Gunn became Hollywood royalty with the unlikely success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Now they're seeking an encore. Read all about this actor/director team and how they forged a bond of friendship over cigars in June's Cigar Aficionado. Plus, we talk to Daymond John, who got his start hawking hip-hop fashion and segued to dispensing business wisdom on TV’s “Shark Tank," Justin Thomas vaults to the top of the PGA Tour with big drives and youthful exuberance and cigarmaker Jonathan Drew retakes the helm at Drew Estate. Also, we rate 80 cigars across six sizes: Churchills, coronas, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, and robustos. 

Features

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

The question was about goals: At this stage in his young and highly successful movie career, what is there that Chris Pratt still wants desperately to do? The answers, which …

A Shark With Style

A Shark With Style

Daymond John is sitting, pitched forward at the waist. His face rounded by that boyish smile he flashes on the television show "Shark Tank," he listens keenly. The tilted, eager …

Robotic Poker

Robotic Poker

In the driveway of a hilltop homein Brentwood, California, the Tesla is charged and loaded. A bottle of 12-year-old Hibiki Whisky resides in the trunk alongside a six-pack of good …

Swinging Out Of His Shoes

Swinging Out Of His Shoes

Justin Thomas dropped to the practice green at Riviera Country Club, rolling around in hysterics, flabbergasted that Jordan Spieth's caddie Michael Greller had missed a putt (and …

Cigars

The Brand Man Returns

The Brand Man Returns

Jonathan Drew, a little older and a little wiser, is back as president of Drew Estate.

The Big Show

The Big Show

Cigar lovers and industry heavyweights gathered in Havana in March to celebrate the best of Cuba, its tobacco and its culture .

ProCigar Holds 10th Festival in the Dominican Republic

ProCigar Holds 10th Festival in the Dominican Republic

It's like Graceland for fans of Dominican cigars, only with better taste.

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Belicoso No. 2

Issue Date: June 1, 2017
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Belicoso No. 2
93
points

Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V

Issue Date: June 1, 2017
Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V
93
points

My Father The Judge Grand Robusto

Issue Date: June 1, 2017
My Father The Judge Grand Robusto
93
points

Macanudo Inspirado Orange Churchill

Issue Date: June 1, 2017
Macanudo Inspirado Orange Churchill

Up Front

Editors' Note: The Cigar Industry’s Day in Court

Editors' Note: The Cigar Industry’s Day in Court

Mark August 30 on your calendar. That’s when the American cigar industry will get its day in court. On that day, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is …

Out Of The Humidor

Out Of The Humidor

Dear Marvin, It is with great pleasure and happiness that I received my first edition of Cigar Aficionado here in Qatar. The information mentioned in this valuable magazine …

The Good Life

Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin DB11

Much like the State of California, the drought at Aston Martin is finally over, something we discovered while taking the long-awaited DB11 for a drive through the rain-soaked …

Soft-Flame Lighters

Soft-Flame Lighters

In the age of indoor smoking bans, the outdoor utility of windproof, jet-flame lighters is undeniable. But the 21st century aficionado would be mistaken to overlook situations in …

Summer Bourbon Cocktails

Summer Bourbon Cocktails

When May rolls around it is hard to ignore the quintessential event drink: the Mint Julep. Tankers' loads are poured at the Kentucky Derby each year because they celebrate the …

Indoor Skydiving

Indoor Skydiving

If you've always wanted to skydive but can't get past the part where you're clinging to the threshold of the plane with your instructor shouting, "What are you waiting for?" …

Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess Gets A Facelift

Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess Gets A Facelift

"Bermuda skipped a generation, so we need to reintroduce it to a whole new group of people," says Allan Federer, general manager of the newly renovated and renamed Hamilton …

Automotive Design Watches

Automotive Design Watches

Because gearheads intuitively grasp that a mechanical watch movement is essentially a fine-tuned miniature engine, scores of watch brands have tapped the marketing potential of …

Renogy Phoenix Generator

Renogy Phoenix Generator

I'm in a park a quarter mile from the nearest power outlet working from a laptop with two percent remaining on the battery, and I'm not the least bit concerned. I plug my power …

P3 Sunglasses

P3 Sunglasses

The perfect pair of sunglasses can pull your entire getup together, and this season the style to wear is a classic design called the P3. Although the name sounds state-of-the-art, …

Custom Baseball Gloves

Custom Baseball Gloves

No piece of sporting equipment is more personal than a baseball glove. Someone asks to borrow your football for Sunday's playground mud bowl? No problem. Mind if I take a swing …