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Sports Happen, Life Happens: The Renaissance of Joe Buck

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Monti Smith When I told a colleague of mine recently that I was writing a cover story for our magazine about Joe Buck, his response was, “You know, that’s cool. His voice is incredible and he really knows his stuff. What’s ‘The Renaissance’ thing about though?” Joe Buck turned 50 this year. He has one-yearold twin boys. This is his second act. Like [...]

Michael Strahan: Enjoying the Ride

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Scott McDermott Michael Strahan admits that he has a lot of cars, but he isn’t exactly sure how many he owns. Surveying the enviable fleet of cool, classy rides (special emphasis on Mercedes and Porsche) that are stacked on hydraulic lifts inside his Hackensack, New Jersey, warehouse, the former NFL superstar turned media titan suggests that the size of the group is always [...]

Champion Lennox Lewis: Looking Back and Being in The Moment

LOOKING BACK AND BEING IN THE MOMENT By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Monti Smith WHEN IT COMES TO STYLE, IMPACT AND LEGACY, THE FOLLOWING BASEBALL PLAYER ANALOGIES ARE A JUMPING OFF POINT IN GETTING A FEEL FOR CHAMPION LENNOX LEWIS. THINK MORE DEREK JETER THAN BARRY BONDS. THINK MORE MIKE TROUT THAN BRYCE HARPER. AS FOR A BOXING ANALOGY: THINK MORE LENNOX LEWIS THAN MIKE TYSON. AND [...]

Chill Bill: Ambassador of Fun

By Randy Mastronicola Vodka, fun and Bill Murray—it’s easy to see the connection there, but why Slovenia Vodka? Bill told us recently, “When I drink Slovenia Vodka, I feel like I just had a facial. It literally opens up my eyes and spreads my eyelids farther apart, leaving me with enhanced vision and increased wisdom.” Slovenia Vodka has received accolades, and is recognized as a legitimate player in [...]

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Egan’s Irish Whiskey: Egan’s Centenary

MSRP: $100 | ABV: 46% Tasting Notes: This Egan’s is a blend of single grain and single malt whiskeys, aged in XO Cognac casks of French Limousin oak. It’s devoid of chill-filtering to retain its unique characteristics.  Centenary’s profile has floral notes with accents of honey and apricot on the nose. A combination of light wafers, almond, ginger, and zesty fruits linger on the palate. The finish is long and gentle [...]

Blanco Cigars: Above & Beyond Heroes

6 x 60 Epic Wrapper: Honduran Binder: Honduran Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan Strength: Medium/Full Tasting Notes: The Above & Beyond HEROES series pays homage to Civil Service heroes including Police, Fire, EMS and the Armed Forces. The company is generously donating a portion of the proceeds to assist family members of fallen and surviving service members. This dressed up in red, white and blue cigar is artfully packaged. The box-pressed shape feels [...]

Botanicals Spotlight: Nolet's Silver Gin Leads the Way with Signature Botanicals

By Randy Mastronicola THE TREND IN HEALTHY LIVING has taken over every consumer category. NOLET’S has been at the forefront of the botanicals movement as an industry leader for a number of years. While it might seem unlikely that alcohol could ever be considered a “health food,” adding plants known for their taste as well as for their beneficial properties has accomplished just that. The most often seen botanical spirit is gin. [...]

Dos Hombres

MSRP: $60 | ABV: 42% Dos Hombres Mezcal is the collaboration between Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston along with the renowned Mezcalier, Gregorio Velasco Luis. The spirit is crafted with espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca. The mezcal was developed with velvety notes of fruit, agave and features a woody, apple quality. The fine finish is smooth and smoky sweet. Rating: [...]

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