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Ashton Cigars

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Ashton Cigar LogoAshton Cigars was created in the early 1980’s by second generation tobacconist from Philadelphia, Robert Levin. Levin’s experience in the industry at that time included years of importing and retailing cigars. His dream of creating Ashton Cigars was realized when Levin teamed up with the world renowned Dominican tobacco manufacturers, the Fuente Family. With Fuente’s growing and blending expertise backing him, Robert Levin has created one of the most sought after premium cigars in the world.

Ashton Cigars are made with the finest and richest Dominican leaf for their filler and binder and wrapped with the oiliest Connecticut Shade grown and Ecuadorian wrappers. Each Ashton cigar is made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. These exceptional cigars are offered in six distinct blends: Ashton Classic, Ashton Cabinet Selection, Ashton VSG (Virgin Sun Grown), Ashton Heritage Puro Sol, Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG), and Ashton Aged Maduro.

Ashton Cigar Recognitions/Ratings

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Torpedo: #9 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2009 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” with rating of 92, and #5 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2007 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” with a rating of 93. Blended by the Fuentes, the VSG ushered in the era of the strong cigar in 1999. Their immediate popularity was due to their beautiful dark color that invigorated the palate with a surge of undeniable power. The VSG is still immensely popular.


Ashton Estate Sun Grown 20-Year-Salute: #8 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2006 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” with a rating of 90. This is a 6 ¾ by 49 cigar made to celebrate Ashton’s 20-year anniversary in 2005. However, it came out a year late due to the rarity of its wrapper. Its sun-grown, Cuban-seed leaf from Chateau de la Fuente had never been used commercially before. (The Fuente Fuente OpusX uses this farm’s shade-grown wrapper). It was no easy task getting new Ashtons at that time but when the ESG finally made its debut, it was well received. ESG has been dubbed the “Velvet Hammer” for its sneaky strength.


Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Spellbound: #7 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2005 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” with a rating of 93, and #7 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2004 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” also rated 93. The boxed pressed VSG definitely sparked a trend in 1999 for strong cigars. The Fuente Fuente Opus X was already on the market as a successful and powerful cigar, but after VSG arrived, many cigar makers went to their tobacco suppliers hoping to duplicate the strength. At 7 ½ x 54, the Spellbound is definitely leathery/cedary mouthful. Ashton has made every effort to increase production, yet the VSG remains in short supply.


Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto: #10 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2008 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” rated 92. This series was made with thin Cameroon wrappers grown by the Merrapfel family in the jungles of western Africa which had long been out of Levin’s reach in that it was earmarked for Fuente’s Hemingway, Don Carlos and other Fuente cigars. Levin was able to get just enough of this toothy leaf to create the Ashton heritage Puro Sol. Levin had the cigar world expecting ultra-powerful, yet this smoke is all about balance and elegance.


Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Belicoso No.2: #21 in Cigar Aficionado’s 2004 “Top 25 Cigars of the Year” rated 91. This line has four sizes, the best of which is the Belicoso No. 2. It measures 4 7/8 inches by 49 ring.


Ashton Cigars is a brand that offers a blend for almost any palate. No matter what Ashton you choose, you will be assured you are smoking a brand that is unsurpassed in quality and consistency giving you many hours, months, and years of pure cigar smoking pleasure.
 

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    VSG Pegasus Cigars Reviewed
    Deciding to smoke Ashton VSG Pegasus cigars just makes sense because of the superior quality and exceptional taste with each toke. Manufactured by hand, each of these stogies is a fabulous addition to any humidor and for all levels of smokers
    Ashton Cigar Sampler Pack
    Are you looking for one of the finest sticks that has actually made cigar history? Then you are looking for Ashton Sampler cigars.
    Ashton Small Cigars
    The Cigarillos and Mini Cigarillos both have a Connecticut wrapper, and are more mild bodied smokes. The Senoritas have a taste of leathery tobacco and produce a lot of white smoke. There are sweet and creamy flavors upfront, as the leathery flavor begins to slowly build.
    Ashton ESG Cigar
    So enjoyable, so defined, the Ashton ESG is a classic smoke. And the best recommendation of all is that non-cigar appreciating loved ones donít complain about your favorite pastime. Highly recommended, even though the cost may reserve its enjoyment for special occasions. Our online Cigar Shop has a ...
    Ashton Classic Cigar
    A clean palate, slow pace, and depending on your tastes, either a flavor-rich cup of coffee or light rum might be suitable companions to accentuate the light, mild flavor and lemony highlights of this cigar. Life is frustrating enough on its own; for those times when you yearn for a quiet bit of ref...
    Ashton Aged Maduro Cigar Review
    The creation of the Ashton Cigar Line began with a dream that Robert Levin had of becoming an importer and retailer of cigars and a true connoisseur of fine cigars. This dream was realized in 1985 with the help of the manufacturing expertise of world renowned Fuente family. This highly respected fa...
    Ashton Benchmade Robusto
    Ashton Benchmade is made with mixed long and short filler, so the ash construction is not extremely solid and needs to be ashed at the end of the 1st third to prevent pesky landings on your shirt. During the 2nd third, more complex flavors come to play of earth and wood. There is a lot of cedar an...
    Ashton Cabinet Selection Belicoso Review
    The Ashton Virgin Sun Grown (VSG) marked Ashtonís most successful product introduction in cigar history. Crafted in unrivalled richness and potency, this line set the bar in the new trend of full-bodied premium smokes and is still considered the top full-bodied smoke to date. The Ashton ESG uses a ...
    Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto
    Steeped in the tradition of the two fine cigar families of the Fuentes and the Meerapfels, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto is Meerapfel on the outside and Fuentes on the inside.
    Ashton VSG Cigars
    Since its release in 1999, the Ashton VSG has been the most successful blend of Ashton cigars to date. This is a very full-bodied cigar known for having a smooth and deep draw and a rich, complex, intoxicating flavor.
    Ashton Maduro Cigars
    Ashton Maduro cigars are known for their full, sweet taste and complex aroma. Due to the fact that the Connecticut shade-grown wrapper used to make the Ashton Maduro is very limited in supply, this is considered something of a rare cigar.
    Ashton Cigar Samplers
    Sample packs by Ashton are available in cigar quantities of 10 or 5. Each of these sample packs is ideal for veteran smoker convenience, gift ideas, and new experiences for new smokers.
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