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Since its inception in 1985, the Ashton brand has become synonymous with high quality cigars treasured by both long-time connoisseurs and discerning neophytes. The creation of Robert Levin, who was searching for a way to revitalize his second-generation family cigar business, Ashton established itself swiftly as a denominator of the good life.
Ashton has produced an astounding number of truly superb limited-release cigars. However, it is difficult to outdo the complexity and fundamental delight found in its original. The Ashton original is notable for its mild but complex flavor, with a hint of cashew and wood. It is but a promise of what lies in others that now share its name and reputation.
Ashton cigars are all constructed around the same honored foundation, a finely aged Dominican filler. The legendary Connecticut shade leaf was the original wrapper, but in the past decade or so there have been limited-edition releases utilizing Connecticut broadleaf, Ecuadorian “cloud leaf,” and the rare Cameroon leaf. All these fine components are crafted into dense, easy-to-light, smooth-drawing cigars, a delight to aficionados and a relief to novices.
The legendary Ashton quality is in large part due to the expertise of the Fuente family, world-famous premium cigar manufacturers. Thanks to their high standards and generations of expertise, the Ashton quality never falters even in the face of increasing popularity.
The Ashton line is one that can be appreciated by nearly everyone. Having a mild to medium taste, they won’t overwhelm the unknowing and won’t bore the adventurous. While they vary by category, Ashtons tend to have a mild to medium finish as well, making them very desirable as after-dinner smokes.
At present, there are six different blends of filler and wrapper offered by Ashton. The brand presents something for nearly everyone without compromising on quality. The availability of everything from a mild and dainty 44 ring to a truly impressive 55 ring “torpedo” speaks well for this diversity. Flavors range from mild to the robust, which Ashton has managed to make rich without being harsh.
With so many fine cigars to choose from, the dedicated aficionado will always find an Ashton to suit nearly any occasion. From a relaxing evening on the deck of a sailing vessel to the intense sensory overload of a cigar dinner, Ashton cigars are welcome guests.
Removing an Ashton cigar from its very attractive box is an almost holy experience, especially if you have smoked one before. In fact, this careful and sumptuous packaging sets the stage for a true event. You know that one of the ultimate cigar-smoking experiences lies ahead. Smoking an Ashton verges on the sublime.