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Oscar De La Hoya and Holly Sonders

by Lincoln Salazar & Randy Mastronicola portraits by Tas Limur Many of our readers know Oscar De La Hoya as “The Golden Boy” for being one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in boxing history.  He won Olympic Gold at the 1992 Summer Olympics, and was propelled to even greater heights as a professional boxing champion, a successful entrepreneur with Golden Boy Enterprises, and a philanthropist in the [...]

Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley: A Brother's Bond Born in the U.S.A.

by Audrey Pavia portraits by John Russo Early in 2021, the Cigar & Spirits staff met with Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley to talk about the duo’s newly released spirit, Brother’s Bond Bourbon (March/April issue). During our conversation with Ian and Paul, we discovered not only their incredible passion for bourbon, but a willingness to do the hard work it takes to create and promote an exceptional [...]

Jeffrey Dean Morgan: From The Walking Dead to a Bit of Mischief

by Randy Mastronicola I portraits by John Russo We have met interviewed many notable people here at Cigar & Spirits Magazine. Actors, directors, comedians, musicians, athletes. Obviously, most are cigar and/or spirits enthusiasts, and each has varying degrees of notoriety. This time, the magazine’s staff reaction to the news we’d be interviewing Jeffrey Dean Morgan was especially interesting. Jeffrey’s career has proven to be diverse because he’s [...]

Josh Duhamel: The Thing About Josh

Randy Mastronicola JOSH DUHAMEL. He’s the proverbial guy you want to have a beer with. He’s been a successful actor in Hollywood for a couple of decades, but there’s no pretense about him. He’s thoughtful, charming, genuine, and willing to dive into virtually any topic. Chatting with him is like catching up with someone you wish you could see more often. It’s easy to understand how Josh’s [...]

Garrison Brothers Honeydew Bourbon

MSRP: $89.99 | ABV: 40% The HoneyDew is processed from 176 four-year-old emptied Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon barrels, and mellowed in stainless-steel tanks for seven months. It’s further processed by emptying the bourbon barrels into small wooden cubes and immersed in Burleson’s Texas Wildflower Honey. This complex process creates flavors of sweet elderberry syrup, yellow-fleshed peaches, apricots, white chocolate, and delicious Texas honey. Rating: Want to [...]

Vegafina 1998 Vintage 1

7 1/3 x 42 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Indonesian (Java) Filler: Colombian, Dominican, Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Tasting Notes: This elegantly constructed cigar offers a thinner ring gauge than the typical VegaFina. It has an excellent draw with a surprising amount of aromatic smoke. Oak, nuts and cinnamon run through the cigar with balance and tastiness. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! [...]

El Bandito Tequila Blanco

MSRP: $39.99 | ABV 40% This El Bandito is refreshing and features a refined and crisp finish. There are slight hints of citrus, pepper and vanilla with a buttery profile. It’s a wonderful blanco. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

Pichardo Reserva Familiar

6 x 52 Connecticut Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Tasting Notes: This toro is nutty and sweet to the palate. The draw is excellent. It finishes with fig, citrus and just a touch of earth to cap off a smooth smoke. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe

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