Cigar

Ever wonder what happens to all those used Scotch-whisky barrels once the distilleries are through with them? Up until now, huge planters and awkward-looking furniture were among the most viable...
Cigar smokers have cause to be especially joyous this season, for not since the Great Cigar Boom of the 1990s has such an abundance of hand-rolled riches been laid before them. This bounty has...
Along with carts and clubs, a commonly encountered item on any golf course worth its greens fees is cigars. It seems most duffers cannot play their best game without one. But not just any cigar—it...
Even back in the days when he was producing La Gloria Cubana, Ernesto Perez-Carrillowas not known for creating mild cigars. Now that he has established his own company, Perez-Carrillo maintains that...
On April 17, 2009, Major League Baseball outfielder Gary Sheffield hit his 500thhome run. He then went on to score nine more homers before retiring from an illustrious career playing for eight...
Reflecting the trend for fuller flavors and bigger ring gauges, the classic Romeo y Julieta is getting a face-lift for the first time in 137 years. In its newest Dominican Republic incarnation, the...
Pepin Garcia and his family-owned My Father Cigars company in Estelí, Nicaragua, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest cigars inside or outside of Cuba, the island...
The Arturo Fuente family members are perfectionists. In spite of the fact they are the largest privately owned cigar company in the world, they are constantly striving to improve upon their much-in-...
In this fast-paced world, cigars are an anomaly, as their tobaccos are aged naturally and consequently, cannot be rushed, their hand-rolled construction is methodical, and even the act of smoking...
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, gray...
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...
If there is proof that big things come in small packages, it is the Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro ($6.75), a diminutive figurado measuring only 4 inches in length, with a ring gauge of...
The pigtailed Nicaraguan puro Domus Magnus ( www.sagimports.com , $8.95 to $9.95) —whose name derives from the Latin translation of Casa Magna, one of the Quesada family’s most popular brands—is...
Last year, at the end of a black-tie dinner, Davidoff introduced the Davidoff 100 Years Geneva ( www.davidoff.com , $22) to its top domestic retailers. The presentation was surprisingly low-key,...
This is not the first time Padrón cigars have been honored with a Best of the Best accolade, and we suspect it will not be the last. With the well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos grown on the family’s farms...
With its spicy Sumatran binder and Honduran and Panamanian filler, Alec Bradley Black Market ( www.alecbradley.com , $7.40 to $8) provides a smooth, creamy smoke that immediately grabs your attention...
The understated red-and-black band of Tatuaje Fausto ( www.tatuajecigars.com , $8 to $8.75) gives no hint of the strength that lurks within its Ecuadoran Habano maduro wrapper. But combined with a...
The Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011 ( www.myfathercigars.com , $16) is produced solely by Garcia himself, president of My Father Cigars and son of famed Cuban expatriate master...
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...
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...