It’s all about selection. A tobacco field presents a cigar maker with a wealth of options: leaves from the top of the stalk, leaves grown under shade, leaves from...
It’s all about selection.
A tobacco field presents a cigar maker with a wealth of options: leaves from the top of the stalk, leaves grown under shade, leaves from a plant growing in rich volcanic soil… and on and on it goes. The best blenders know which leaves to use and when.
Clearly, those guys are working on the Ashton Aged Maduro cigar line.
The real key here is the wrapper. Any tobacco leaf can be fermented until it turns from green to brown. Technically, this makes it a maduro. But that’s not enough to make it worthy of wrapping up an Ashton Aged Maduro. Instead, the blenders responsible for these sticks have to look carefully and pick through true Connecticut broadleaves until they find some of the darkest, highest quality ones available.
Then they’re ready to start rolling this cigar up. But what’s inside? Finely aged Dominican tobacco, of course! (This is a Fuente-driven product at the end of the day, after all.) These Dominican fillers are aged to perfection to reach heights of flavor and complexity worthy of the Ashton name.
The taste is worth the wait. Sweet smoothness sweeps along with each draw, carrying chocolate, cedar, and a touch of spice. It’s no wonder why this dark beauty earned a 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado.