Nov/Dec 2004
In this issue

Bill Murray • Nov/Dec 2004

Pick up your latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and sit down for a smoke with Bill Murray. Also, a Q&A with Carlos Toraño, the Caribbean golf courses, a tiny-production Cuban Cohiba from '88, the new Land Rover in the U.S., the small-factory cigars, a Formula One aficionado and much, much more.

Features

Being Bill Murray

Being Bill Murray

Sophistication. It's not an adjective one expects to append to the man who played Dr. Peter Venkman, the parapsychologist, apparition chaser and—more importantly—canny operator in …

Cigar All-Stars

Cigar All-Stars

Cigars have always had their place among sports fanatics. Not only are they a staple for tailgaters in parking lots everywhere, but many stadiums and arenas also offer cigar-frien…

Caribbean Greens

Caribbean Greens

From a window seat at 10,000 feet, the islands of the Caribbean appear as jewels afloat on an aquamarine sea. The sugary sand beaches, the verdant landscape, the mysterious …

The 'Pod and Beyond

The 'Pod and Beyond

Even someone like me, who finds the cult-like devotion of die-hard Mac users vaguely creepy, has to give Steve Jobs credit -- he and his team at Apple have created an entertainmen…

The Gambler's Library

The Gambler's Library

Ask Chris Moneymaker to name the poker books he's read, and the 2003 World Series of Poker champion will proudly proclaim that he hasn't examined a single one. Considering the …

The Land Rover Comes Over

The Land Rover Comes Over

Shouldn't it be a little warmer on this, the longest day of the year? And a little bit sunnier? Well, maybe not at the harsh and barren northern tip of the British Isles. Here, …

The Well-Appointed Angler

The Well-Appointed Angler

Reflecting a battleship gray sky, the foreboding water carries the angler and his guide downstream to the next run, where a gravel bar parallels a steep embankment and the river …

Haut Future

Haut Future

On a stiflingly warm afternoon in June, Prince Robert of Luxembourg and his wife, Julie, sit down to lunch with a table full of perspiring guests in the small dining room at …

Cigars

An Interview With Carlos Toraño

An Interview With Carlos Toraño

President, Central American Tobacco Corp.

The Corner Cigar Factory

The Corner Cigar Factory

A steadfast group of small-output factories brings cigar making back to New York

Small Cigars, Big Business

Small Cigars, Big Business

Aficionados are eager for a 10-minute smoke, and the industry has heeded the call

Smoking with Michael Schumacher

Smoking with Michael Schumacher

We all have our personal heroes, and the top Formula One driver has always been one of my favorites

Ratings from this Issue

91
points

Trinidad Robusto

Issue Date: December 1, 2004
Trinidad Robusto
91
points

Padrón Magnum Maduro

Issue Date: December 1, 2004
Padrón Magnum Maduro
91
points

Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo

Issue Date: December 1, 2004
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series Torpedo
91
points

La Aroma de Cuba Corona

Issue Date: December 1, 2004
La Aroma de Cuba Corona

Up Front

Cigars Play Big Role in Europe's Ryder Cup Win

Cigars Play Big Role in Europe's Ryder Cup Win

With all due respect to Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, who first pointed this out, isn't it clear to everyone in America why the Europeans dished out the worst defeat …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I'm a Dutch reader of your fine magazine and I'd like to share a good-life cigar experience when I visited London. It was one of those early summer days …

The Good Life

Uniden Mystic VHF/GPS Radio

Uniden Mystic VHF/GPS Radio

The GPS satellites have located your boat's position. You're bearing 43 degrees north at 56.87 seconds and at a speed of two knots, and according to the log record stored in your …

Classic Robes

Classic Robes

Remember as a kid how disappointing it was to find that instead of a BB gun, Santa Claus had left a bathrobe and a pair of pajamas? St. Nicholas was looking to keep you warm …

The Ritz London

The Ritz London

London's hotels rank among the world's finest. Palaces and grand dames such as the Lanesborough, the Connaught, Claridge and the Dorchester have long been accorded five-star …

Debut Cigars

Debut Cigars

The holidays typically bring great gift ideas for cigar aficionados in the form of new smokes, some with special packaging. Here is a collection of this year's best. …

Heritage Turkey

Heritage Turkey

Free-range turkey may be the rage of the natural-food set, but the holiday bird lover who really wants to get close to how the pilgrims experienced America's signature meal should …

Jet Ski STX-15F

Jet Ski STX-15F

In the interest of full disclosure, I confess I was predisposed to hate the Kawasaki Jet Ski STX-15F. Years of being buzzed by thyroid-controlled teenagers, screaming around like …

The Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch

You put on your studs, tie up your black tie, slide into your dinner jacket and reach for the accessory that will complement a holiday evening: a watch meant to reside in your …

2005 Corvette

2005 Corvette

When nearly 5,000 folks squeezed into the Detroit Opera House on a frigid January night this year, they weren't there for Wagner. They'd come for a glimpse of the C6, insiders' …

Wild Turkey Tribute

Wild Turkey Tribute

The irony of this whiskey is that it tastes so good even though the master distiller didn't know exactly what he was making when he set out to concoct it and was working within an …

Model Trains

Model Trains

If you thought your days of model training ended after a housecleaning while you were at college, take heart. Today's buffs inhabit a new golden age of unsurpassed quality and …