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Splurge

Splurge (Candela C-8)

This section of the magazine is typically reserved for “Essentials” as in things you can’t live without. But sometimes a new product comes along that ...
The Padróns

The Padróns

Over the weekend we received the incredibly sad news that Rodolfo “Rudy” Padrón passed away. Rudy was not one for publicity or fanfare but back ...
Dragon

Enter The Dragon – Gurkha’s Groundbreaking Collaboration with Some of the Top Cigar Makers

A couple of pigs, a chicken, a rabbit, and a rat got together at last year’s Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas. No ...
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots (How Cigars Saved My Wife)

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this story in our Jan/Feb 2012 issue. A lot has changed since then but this story continues to be a ...
Staying Power

Staying Power

Behind every cigar there are countless people who contributed to the flavor, look, feel, and experience of smoking it. Some of them have their best ...
Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian: Picking up the pieces 

A September weeknight at BURN by Rocky Patel in Naples, Florida was soothing and quiet. A musical duo played some Boomer hits, folks in and ...

Farm to Feast

Drew Estate’s Barn Smokers drop tons of knowledge, cigars, food, and booze on their legions of fans in the company’s unique, inimitable style.  Jonathan Drew ...

Rum’s Evangelist

Richard Seale has for years espoused the merits of rum purity from his distillery in the Caribbean, the birthplace of the spirit. Rum – the ...
Curaçao

Discovering the Colors of Curaçao

There’s more to Curaçao than the historic pastel buildings, azure blue waters, and pink flamingos, although those could be reason enough to go. We visited ...
Reading the Tobacco Leaves

Reading The Tobacco Leaves

Smoking sages weigh in on what’s in store for the new year. The coming year looks like this: a leveling off of demand, a tobacco ...

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