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All Hands on Deck
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All Hands On Deck

When disaster strikes, cigar and spirit companies are among the first to lend a hand. All Hands on Deck It was a busy day on …

Rum Rations
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Rum Rations

How insubordination, tradition, and necessity in the British Royal Navy made rum a worldwide staple Rum Rations by Ben Leggett “The only way to drink …

Tabacalera Oliva
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Tabacalera Oliva 2.0

Oliva Cigar has undergone a transformation and adopted new technologies that might revolutionize the way premium cigars are made. There’s something paradoxical about life in …

America's Best tapas
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America’s Best Tapas

By: Carla McKirdy The delicious world of tapas has evolved over the years from what was likely a very simple and pragmatic solution to a …

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FINISHING TOUCH

Maker’s Mark recently made waves with a new nationwide limited release, the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series I took a trip to Loretto, Kentucky, home …

Natt Sherman VP Michael Herklots
Editorial

How a passion for music led Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots to a career in cigars

Michael Herklots remembers his first cigar in far more vivid detail than most of the people I ask. It makes sense that he would. He’s …

Editorial

Seed to Cup

Like any great tobacco, your coffee takes a long journey — guided by the expert hands of passionate farmers and artisans — to get from …

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American Made

As the lines between geographically-defined rum styles blur, can U.S. distillers carve out an identity for themselves?  Rum is the most malleable of spirits. It’s …

Editorial

Drew Estate — where they came from and what’s next in the “Rebirth of Cigars”

by Nicolás Antonio Jiménez Sunday, January 29, 1995. Chances are you were stocking up on beer, prepping chip dip, and maybe rifling through your closet …

Throughout the weekend of Friday, Nov. 25, crowds gathered outside, Versailles — the iconic Cuban restaurant in Miami — to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro. (photo: Nicolás Antonio Jiménez)
Editorial

Fidel Castro is dead. Now what?

by Nicolás Antonio Jiménez Fidel Castro is dead. That was the big news late Friday night. The longtime dictator, whose younger brother succeeded him 10 …

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