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Smoke Your Bourbon
Among the great pleasures associated with pipe smoking are discovering new tobaccos and having passionate conversations about the nuances of each blend. During one of the many frigid days that bludgeoned New York City this winter, we walked into the Nat Sherman Townhouse—an exceptional purveyor of fine tobacco in all forms—and presented the discerning vendor behind the counter with a challenge.…

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Flights of Fancy
Although smoking is verboten at John F. Kennedy International Airport, travelers checking out duty-free shops at the airport’s recently expanded Terminal 4 will still find a good reason to light up, figuratively speaking, when they discover the new Davidoff walk-in humidor. The entire 100-square-foot airport boutique—the first of its kind to be opened by Oettinger Davidoff in the United States—is…

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Silversea Launches Its Silver Discoverer Expedition Ship

Silversea Launches Its Silver Discoverer Expedition Ship

The Monaco-based luxury cruise line Silversea launched its third expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, on April 2. The 338-foot, 120-guest ship is scheduled to sail all over the globe, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, East Asia, Russia, Southeast Asia, the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia, and subantarctic New Zealand.
For Silver Discoverer, Conrad Combrink, Silversea’s…

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The Smoking Jacket
Most vices extend beyond the physical act required to perform them. The enjoyment of an indulgent bourbon, scotch, or rum, for example, is about more than just the handcrafted spirit; it’s about the glass into which that spirit is poured and the quality of the ice that is added to keep it properly chilled. The same can be said for the enjoyment of fine tobaccos. An artisan pipe is augmented by an…

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