by Randy Mastronicola If you’ve been a reader of Cigar & Spirits Magazine for any length of time, you’ve noticed we feature many celebrity spirits brand owners and ambassadors. Generally, there’s a split between those folks and others who grace our pages. Some happen to be real-deal cigar enthusiasts with or without a spirits product to promote, and others enjoy the publication for themselves and want in. [...]
by Randy Mastronicola | portraits by John Russo GLEN POWELL HAS CARVED OUT QUITE THE RESUME during his 10-plus years as a working actor in Hollywood. He’ll be the first one to tell you that the path from his home state of Texas to Los Angeles hasn’t always been rainbows and lollipops. Fortunately, there have been significantly more hits than misses (or missteps) unlike some other young [...]
by Audrey Pavia and Randy Mastronicola Decades ago, Ray Liotta established himself as a legend within the mob movie genre with his iconic portrayal of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Fast forward to 2021, and Liotta has reestablished himself in the mobster genre, this time in David Chase’s The Many Saints of Newark. Production began on the much-anticipated prequel to The Sopranos back in 2019, and [...]
by Kevin Kenney \ portraits Bob Metelus It’s a sunny spring day in Los Angeles, the kind of day on which Dwyane Wade might otherwise be on the golf course–a frequent means of relaxation for him these days, now that he’s two years removed from a legendary NBA career that will undoubtedly land the superstar in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Instead, the 39-year-old Wade is [...]
MSRP: $50.00 | ABV 40% The company messaging is clear…“High Goal Gin is born from the Sport of Kings and inspired by the culinary epicenter of Charleston, South Carolina.” This spirit is a modern take on a classic spirit. There are tasty hints of local citrus and mint in its unique blend of regionally-focused botanicals. Check out the rest of our featured pairings!
6 ¼ x 46 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Strength: Medium Tasting Notes: The tastes are smooth with sweet chocolate, pepper and leather meshing nicely with its citrus profile. The sheer amount of billowing smoke creates a rather aromatic smoking experience. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe
MSRP: $39.99 | ABV 45% The aromas are sleek with oak, toffee and orange peel. The other evident flavors feature dark cherry, warm spices and vanilla. This blend easily works for cocktails or straight up. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! Subscribe
Belicoso Fino 5 ½ x 52 Figurado Wrapper: Ecuadorian Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Honduran Strength: Medium Tasting Notes: The distinct notes of buttered toast, light cocoa, nuts and dried fruit make this cigar a solid start to the day. It’s light and easy with subtle notes of baking spices at the back-end of the cigar. Rating: Want to read more ratings? Subscribe to Cigar & Spirits! [...]