Ashton VSG CigarsSince 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. 



The term “VSG” stands for “Virgin Sun Grown” in reference to the fact that all tobaccos used in these cigars are sun-grown by nature.  This powerful line is the personal handiwork of Carlos Fuentes Jr. himself, who worked in partnership with Ashton for a total of two years.



Four to five year-old Dominican tobacco is hand-picked from the most fertile plants. The unique flavor of the Ashton VSG comes from a wrapper that is grown on a private estate in Ecuador owned by the Oliva family where it is grown for the Fuente Family exclusively for Ashton. The wrapper matures slowly by sunlight filtered through the region's natural cloud covering.



This is a powerful cigar with an intoxicating flavor with a complex rich finish.  It is blended by Carlos Fuente Jr. using 4 to 5 year old Dominican tobacco hand-picked from the most fertile plants. The unique flavor of the VSG comes from a wrapper that is grown on a private estate in Ecuador owned by the Oliva family where it is grown for the Fuente Family exclusively for Ashton. The wrapper matures slowly by sunlight filtered through the region's natural cloud covering.



This complex blend of flavor and color are derived from a couple of things.  The first is the Dominican filler and binder that make up the heart of each of these fine cigars.   



Carlos Fuente Jr. himself blends this line, using 4-5 year old Dominican tobacco that is hand-picked from his very best plants.  A more complex layering of flavor derives from the superb Ecuadorian wrapper.  The Ecuadorian wrapper is matured very slowly in filtered sunlight that trickles down through the natural cloud covering hovering over the Oliva family’s private estate where it is grown.   



The Ashton VSG is considered a full body smoke.  Generally, it is most appreciated by veteran cigar aficionados who appreciate complexity in flavor and aroma.  It is also a good cigar for bold new smokers who want to try something more powerful simply for the sake of appreciating the virtues of strength.  Those who do so find that it has a creamy flavor as well that makes the draw as pleasant as it is powerful.   



In fact, many cigar reviews have described this cigar as having an elegant, intoxicating flavor.  Just after lighting, it has floral notes and flavors that remind you of plum.  It also tastes distinctively of natural tobacco.  Hints of spice, clove, and cinnamon are also present. 



The Ashton VSG becomes moister toward the middle.  Many report a leathery component and cedar sweetness.  Toward the end of the smoke, a note of raw peanuts can be tasted.  It is also well-loved because it has a slow, even burn thanks to an even and firm construction.   



The Ashton VSG is distinctively square in shape that it has become a known form.  You can also buy these cigars in a round shape if that is your preference.  The most popular size is the 55 ring-size Torpedo.  Ashton also makes this blend in ring sizes of 44, 46, and 52.



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POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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