Fine Ashton cigars are one of the most well-known and respected names in the cigar world. Since 1985, Ashton has been creating fine cigars for aficionados worldwide. The result of the vision of Robert Levin, a second generation tobacconist from Philadelphia, Ashton has evolved in the last twenty years to become one of the premier cigar companies in the world. Most well known for the Ashton Classic, the Ashton Aged Maduro, the Ashton Vintage Cabinet Selection, Ashton VSG (Ashton Virgin Sun Grown) and Ashton Heritage Puro Sol, fine Ashton cigars are a pleasure to enjoy.
Fine Ashton cigars are offered in five very different and distinct blends. The broadest Ashton offering is the hand rolled premium cigar selection with thirteen sizes, ashton-kutcher delivering medium body and consistent long lasting taste. The Cabinet Selection, a Vintage Limited Edition as the name suggests, entails a tobacco “aging process” for the tobacco that is three to four years old and then aged for an additional year. It includes no less than six different tobaccos resulting in a rich, medium bodied complex tasting cigar available in eight sizes. The Ashton Aged Maduro is a naturally dark, sweet cigar which comes from proper fermenting and a never hurried aging of the wrapper giving this cigar its flavor and smoothness. Seven sizes of this superior maduro wrapped cigar are available.
The Ashton VSG (Virgin Sun Grown) was unveiled in November 1999 and was the most successful product introduction in Ashton’s history. As the most successful of the fine Ashton cigars, the Ashton VSG was crafted with an unforgettable richness and potency. Its full-bodied flavor provides balance to the entire Ashton line of premium cigars. The VSG was an instant success and the Cigar Insider, a leading industry newsletter published by Cigar Aficionado, stated “…connoisseurs are seeking out the new Ashton Virgin Sun Grown with a fervor not seen in the industry for years…” It further reported a demand for the VSG “unequalled since the end of the cigar boom” several years ago and, after it conducted a taste test, the publication awarded the VSG with a 93 rating making it one of the highest ratings ever for a non-Cuban brand.
To create this great cigar, Ashton called on Carlos Fuente, Jr. of Tabacalera A. Fuente who worked for over two years to develop the VSG’s incredible strength while keeping within the Ashton standards of excellence in taste, flavor and construction. When introducing the VSG, the Company knew it would be a success but never anticipated the demand and recognition it would give fine Ashton cigars.
In November 2003, the new Ashton Heritage Puro Sol was introduced and immediately received a 90 rating from Cigar Insider and numerous accolades from industry insiders and consumers alike. The Ashton Heritage Puro Sol, one of the newest fine Ashton cigars, will be a cigar steeped in the tradition and honor of two legendary cigar families, the Fuentes and Meerapfels. This exquisite cigar marks the first time a Cameroon wrapper has surrounded an Ashton blend and the results are stunning. With the marriage of Carlos Fuente Sr’s blending and the African cameroon wrapper selected by the late Rick Meerapfel, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is destined for a place in cigar history.
No matter which Ashton cigar is chosen, one can expect unsurpassed quality, consistency and pleasure beyond expectation in all fine Ashton cigars.
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