September/October 2019
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Nick Jonas • September/October 2019

Nick Jonas has been a star for more than a decade. He first gained popularity with his brothers as a teen idol before carving his own solo path as a musician and starting a movie career. Now, he’s back with his siblings with a new hit album and a long-awaited Jonas Brothers reunion tour. Over the past decade he has acquired an aficionado’s appreciation for fine cigars, and in the September/October issue we sit down with the pop star for an in-depth interview about his rise to stardom and his love of smoke. Additionally, we profile The Crypto King who's made millions off of trading cryptocurrencies and turn to football guru Danny Sheridan for his expert advice on the new NFL season. In our cigar section, we rate 80 cigars in six sizes: Churchills, corona gordas, figurados, grandes, petit coronas and robustos.

Features

The Jonas Effect

The Jonas Effect

It’s late afternoon on a quiet block in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. A man walks down the street, lifting a Cuban Cohiba to his mouth. This isn’t a 50-something executive …

The Crypto King

The Crypto King

John Caruso is slightly disappointed. After 13 hours of playing blackjack for $5,000 to $10,000 per hand at Aria Las Vegas, he is ahead by  $140,000. “Not the $800,000 I was …

Mexico's Golf Mecca

Mexico's Golf Mecca

The long cart ride up the mountain, an ascent of several hundred feet that’s more like trekking than golf, brings you to one of the most spectacular summits in the game, the fifth …

2019 NFL Preview

2019 NFL Preview

AFC EAST Winner: New England Patriots After nearly two decades of domination, and 10 consecutive division titles, the Super Bowl champions faced a challenging …

Cigars

A Candid Conversation with Nirka Reyes

A Candid Conversation with Nirka Reyes

The product of a six-generation tobacco saga, the young president of De Los Reyes returned to lead the family cigar business out of mail-order oblivion with a quality-not-quantity …

The Cuba Travel Maze

The Cuba Travel Maze

The Trump Administration may have seemed to nix visiting Cuba, but a closer look shows that not much has changed.

Connoisseur’s Corner: Don Candido Dunhill Selección No. 500

Connoisseur’s Corner: Don Candido Dunhill Selección No. 500

Cigars may be one of the few realms where perfection is possible, and we found an old Cuban cigar that attained a perfect 100 points—and a few gems not too far behind.

Ratings from this Issue

94
points

Juan Lopez Selección No. 2

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
Juan Lopez Selección No. 2
94
points

Montecristo Platinum Series Churchill (Tubo)

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
Montecristo Platinum Series Churchill (Tubo)
93
points

Black Label Trading Co. Lawless Churchill

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
Black Label Trading Co. Lawless Churchill
93
points

Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 Toro

Issue Date: October 1, 2019
Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 Toro

Up Front

Smoking in the Great Indoors

Smoking in the Great Indoors

Fall is nearly here, and this season of change serves as a reminder that there are fewer days left for us to spend time in the warm outdoors in this part of the world. Early …

The Good Life

Three-Finger Cigar Cases

Three-Finger Cigar Cases

Cigar transport is a tricky thing when you’re toting more than one. Stuffing a pocket with unprotected puros is liable to get them crushed, but lugging a bulky, hard-sided travel …

Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow

Like so many of Europe’s culinary traditions, it took quite some time before roasted bone marrow started appearing on mainstream menus in the United States (in the more food-enlig…

Fifteen-Year-Old Scotch

Fifteen-Year-Old Scotch

Quinceañera birthday celebrations (from the Spanish for 15 years) may get their due respect in the Latin community, but in the world of Scotch whisky drinkers it is a coming-of-ag…

Black Is Back

Black Is Back

When the 36th America’s Cup kicks off with World Series races in Sardinia next April, the crew of the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa AC75, will be outfitted with Panerai’s new …

Falconry

Falconry

The first hurdle of falconry is the fear. A full-grown raptor rockets down from the sky to nail a landing by grasping your forearm in its razor-sharp talons. The next is disabusin…

Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage California

Agua Caliente, Rancho Mirage California

Not surprisingly, the long drive from Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley and Palm Desert, California, can be something of a thirsty slog during which a man might be forgiven for …

The Waxed Jacket

The Waxed Jacket

You’re canoeing downstream on a crisp fall day, spray splashing on your clothes. Or you’re standing patiently in a duck blind at dawn, sipping at a flask as a persistent drizzle …

temi­—Your Personal Robot

temi­—Your Personal Robot

It’s your usual work day: You comb your hair, drink your morning coffee, brush your teeth and bustle about the house. But in this scenario, you have a temi personal robot that …

Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

You don’t expect snow in California in late May, but on the way to Lake Tahoe, the flakes keep falling larger and faster. And a few years ago, you wouldn’t have expected an SUV to …

The Armor Experience

The Armor Experience

I pull on my helmet, snap the buttons of my olive-drab shirt and follow my squad leader’s instructions as my fellow troopers and I march out of the hangar in single file to a …

Made For You, October 2019

Made For You, October 2019

In a world of fast food and one-size-fits-all sensibilities, how often does something feel made especially for you? The “Made for You” section celebrates those items that are …