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  1. Given the ongoing presence of vampires in the media, plus a fascination with the zombie apocalypse, few cigars are more timely yet surrealistic than those by Paul Stulac , with their gothic gold,...
  2. Although the late William S. Paley founded the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in 1928, he got his start in business working at his father’s cigar company and selling radio advertising for the...
  3. High West Silver Whiskey, Western Oat Though this clear spirit may look like moonshine, it is actually 80-proof unaged whiskey made from a mash of 85 percent oats and 15 percent malted barley...
  4. High West Son of Bourye In the 1932 Marx Brothers film Horse Feathers , a speakeasy employee named Baravelli (played by Chico Marx) receives a phone call from a patron ordering a quart of Scotch and...
  5. The King’s Ginger Liqueur Berry Bros. & Rudd first formulated this bright, sweet, and naturally spicy liqueur in 1903 as a pick-me-up for King Edward VII. It must have worked, because that same...
  6. It is an axiom that as much as 80 percent of a cigar’s flavor comes from its wrapper. But what if that wrapper were made of pure gold? That was the burning question at last year’s International...
  7. The Mayans were producing alcoholic beverages from the agave plant more than 500 years ago, but the pinnacle of such drinks in modern times—at least as far as extra añejo is concerned—has been...
  8. Photography by Cordero Studios Celebrations and cigars have always gone hand in hand, and never more than during the winter holidays. In Victorian England, it was customary to hand out Havanas on...
  9. According to legend, 13 mysterious quartz crystal skulls placed in various parts of the world by extraterrestrials thousands of years ago are believed to possess mystic powers of enlightenment. So...
  10. Puerto Plata is more than just a fashionable Dominican Republic vacation resort. It is also home to Brugal , the most popular rum in the Caribbean, and one that is now starting to be discovered in...

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