Clay Whittaker is a freelance Culture and lifestyle writer. He has written for Esquire, MaximMen's Journal, Southern LivingPopular Science, NBC, NPR, The Daily Beast, and Playboy.

A 2011 graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course, he interned for The New York Observer and Men's Journal before joining the team at Cigar Aficionado, where he was Assistant Editor and Tasting Coordinator until 2014.


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