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September/October 2021
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Joe Rogan • September/October 2021

Comedian/martial arts enthusiast/podcast king Joe Rogan has made big bucks out of a simple formula: guy talk enjoyed over cigars and drinks. “The Joe Rogan Experience” host is the man behind the most popular podcast in the United States, one that commands the attention of a growing number of Americans. We also speak with golf course designer Gil Hanse, partner aged rum with cigars and preview the biggest NFL season yet. Plus, celebrities tell us about their favorite cigars, Nicaragua leads the way in producing fine smokes and we review more than 70 cigars from around the world. All that and more, on newsstands now.

Features

The Voice

The Voice

It’s the kind of conversation that happens over cigars and drinks all the time. Two guys sitting in a cloud of smoke, shooting the bull as the talk meanders from topic to topic: …

Star For The Course

Star For The Course

Last June, Gil Hanse was full on with his restoration of the Lower Course of Baltusrol Golf Club, the storied track in the leafy New Jersey suburbs designed by the iconic A.W. …

Rum for the Ages

Rum for the Ages

Cigar smokers looking to pair their tobacco with amicable drinks have been well-supplied in recent years by a boom in spirits, particularly American Bourbon and rye whiskeys. But …

Football’s Biggest Season

Football’s Biggest Season

It’s a season like no other. The National Football League, America’s pastime, decided that it was finally time for a 17-game season, a notion the television moguls quickly …

Cigars

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

We ask a host of notable lovers of the leaf to name their go-to cigars. Included are icon Arnold Schwarzenegger, basketball champion Giannis Antetokounmpo, author Jon Meacham, …

Nicaragua Rising

Nicaragua Rising

Where only decades ago the industry foundered, a combination of rich volcanic soil and a concentration of know-how have conspired to make Nicaragua the largest producer of premium …

Connoisseur’s Corner: Punch Serie D’Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada

Connoisseur’s Corner: Punch Serie D’Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada

A perfectly crafted, Cuban pirámide from 2013 gets a rave review, with an even more promising future. Plus, a Trinidad, Davidoff and Oliva that scored in the mid-90’s.

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Up Front

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

July in Cuba is predictably hot, but this summer something quite unusual arrived with the rising mercury—the passionate fire of civil unrest. The people on the island took to …

The Good Life

Punch Cutters

Punch Cutters

They’re compact, travel-friendly and easy to use. Punch cutters are simple, no-hassle tools for opening the cap of your cigar. While an improper slice with a guillotine or …

Stone Crabs

Stone Crabs

The feeding frenzy is about to begin at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami. Each October, diners line up to relish the succulent meat that hides beneath the armor plating of Florida’s …

Barrel-Aged Cocktails

Barrel-Aged Cocktails

Want to put your personal stamp on any drink with a modicum of expense and zero know-how? Try barrel-aging. The setup is a small wooden barrel, a funnel and whatever ingredients …

The Preserve Club, Richmond, Rhode Island

The Preserve Club, Richmond, Rhode Island

In the fast evolving private-club model of the American vacation industry—the one that’s veering from single focus to a you-can-have-it-all esthetic—few measure up to the …

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep models like Wrangler and Grand Cherokee win kudos for their go-anywhere capability, but the Detroit brand hasn’t kept up with competitors like Land Rover in marrying SUV …

Green Watches

Green Watches

From bright emerald to olive drab, green is an adventurous color choice that enlivens even a familiar watch model with a fresh new face.  Last fall, Rolex expanded its Oyster …

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