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Ray Lewis • September/October 2016

September/October 2016

Ray Lewis, known as one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, opens up to Cigar Aficionado editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken about the complicated upbringing that drove his on-field tenacity. Lewis speaks about his impoverished beginnings (he was born when his mom was 15 years old and didn't really know his father until age 33), his record-setting Baltimore Ravens football career, his arrest and subsequent acquittal for double murder, his commitment to improving race relations, police brutality in America and much more.

Watch video clips of the interview.

Also, we head to the Emerald Isle to see the storied links of southwest Ireland, have a smoke with actor Michael Cudlitz from the hit TV series "The Walking Dead", and our pigskin prognosticator Danny Sheridan makes his predictions on the upcoming NFL season. Plus, our tasting panel rates 81 cigars across six categories: Churchill, corona gorda, double corona, figurado, panetela and robusto.

The Good Life
Top 25 Cigars

Top 25 Cigars

It's one thing to make a good cigar. It's something else to make a great cigar. But it's something else entirely to make a great cigar over and over again. And that kind of consistency is precisely what is required to make Cigar Aficionado's list of Top 25 cigars.