facebook twitter pinterest instagram You Tube

FrontRunners: Select Smoke

Brent Butterworth

La Gloria Cubana Reserva Figurado
La Gloria Cubana stayed the cylindrical course during the figurado renaissance of the 1990s, but late last year the company introduced a tapered-style smoke, the Reserva Figurado, that proves to be well worth the wait. The cigar’s Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Dominican/Nicaraguan filler are aged for three months in cedar bins to lend a subtle spiciness to its flavor. Only two torcedores roll the new cigars, and they will produce only 40,000 examples in two sizes. The 7-inch, 54-ring-size Selectos de Lujos is the larger of the two; we found its medium-bodied, sophisticated flavor as welcome at 8 am as it is at midnight. ($7.50 each) www.cigarworld.com

Photo by Jim Fets
Monterey Car Week in August is a destination for automobile collectors,...
As Bugatti winds down the more-than-a-decade-long production run of its...
Though electric and hybrid cars have existed for quite some time now—in...
The Sealy, Texas, tuning shop that created the Hennessey Venom GT —the...
Photo by Scott Williamson/ www.PhotoDesignStudios.com
The 507 roadster was one of the most beautiful cars of the postwar era and...
The folklore and religious figures depicted in the Lüftlmalerei , the...
The motorsports manufacturer Polaris—known for its off-road vehicles and...
As fuel prices and climate-change concerns continue to rise, so too does...
Photo by Rod Foster
The Fast Toys Club , a new members-only automotive program based in...
Photo courtesy of TRG-AMR North America
Hundreds of racing enthusiasts will gather this month in Monterey, Calif...