Ashton CABINET SERIES Pyramid
Review by Alex Lymley on March 29, 2011
I guess Ashton prefers to call a torpedo a Pyramid. Classier sounding. After clipping the tip, I get a nice smooth draw without having to suck hard like most torpedoes...which in turns requires clipping a little more off the end. I get a wash of pepper and earth. Right behind that, is some creaminess. The creaminess is unusual in that in most cigars, it appears in the second half. The NUB claims to be one entire sweet spot. But the Ashton Cabinet can claim that for the entire length of the cigar. I get hints of cooking spices, like vanilla and ginger, and cocoa. Its a leisurely smoke. With a libation, it takes me 90 minutes to smoke it. There is also a nice blending of woodiness and nuttiness. I taste cashews because its sweet. But then its hard to distinguish between sweet nuts and sweet tobacco. My favorite time of the year is Spring. I can sit out back on the deck, watch the kids, sit with a couple of buddies, enjoy the sun, and smoke my Ashton.We have an above ground swimming pool and of course, the kids can spend all day in it.They are tireless. So I get a nice tan and an opportunity to spend all day smoking my Ashtons. While the Cabinets series is my favorite, I change the line up with the Maduro, the ESG, the Heritage, and the Classic. The Ashton line has all the flavor profiles I need. The Fuente family swung for the fences with this line.
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