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Traveling by steamboat and horse-drawn carriage, Alfred Barnard set out in 1885 to visit each of...
Photograph by Stephen C. Reed
One of only five boxes (containing 100 cigars) of the Gurkha Black Dragon Edición Especial.   A...
Given the Delamain family’s wide-ranging assortment of extracurricular interests, it is remarkable...
Recently, in the course of a conversation having nothing to do with wine, I was asked to explain...
Cameroon wrappers usually surround mild filler tobacco, as most cigar makers prefer to emphasize...
A collection of Château d’Yquem that includes at least one bottle of every vintage produced from...
Travel for a group of four to France for private blending sessions at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne...
Like a habanero pepper, the Camacho Coyolar Puro delivers an intense flavor that will overwhelm...
Smoking the Casa Fuente is as enjoyable as visiting the cigar’s namesake boutique and lounge,...
Like fine wines, great cigars can be savored almost as much for their aroma as for their taste....
The Gurkha brand is named for the fearsome, faithful Nepalese soldiers who fought alongside the...
Mike Butera’s perfectionism is ap­parent in the handful of collectible pipes he carves each year...
Few of the Cuban brands now being made in other countries possess their namesakes’ strength, but...
Tallying the votes for our Best of the Best selections was just a formality. Although we were...
Originally produced as an elixir of long life by Carthusian monks from a recipe they acquired in...
Jörg Rupf, scion of a German family of master distillers, arrived in California in 1982 with a...
After his defeat at Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland—better known as...
The Marnier-Lapostolle company first made the Grand Marnier Cuvée Cent du Cinquantenaire in 1977...
Jose Seijas is the master blender for Altadis, the world’s largest producer of cigars. For the...
Photograph by MacDuff Everton/Corbis.
When Queen Victoria died in 1901 at the age of 81, her bon vivant son, having finally ascended to...

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