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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012 - #7 - Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Belicoso No. 2

This somewhat off the radar variety, called Puro Sol, is also the only Ashton made with Cameroon wrappers, which come from the Meerapfel familiy, the leading name in Cameroon tobacco.
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Stronger La Aroma Makes Market Debut - Mi Amor Reserva

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva, a stronger, darker version of the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor brand, has reached retailer shelves. The smokes are rolled for Ashton Distributors Inc. of Philadelphia by My Father Cigars, the Nicaraguan company run by the Garcia family.
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Robert Levin inducted into Cigar Aficionado's Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Robert Levin’s first whiff of the cigar business came at the tender age of 11 when he was tasked to sweep the floors of Holt’s Cigar Store, his father’s tobacco shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was not until 1972, though, that Levin entered the cigar business full time. Back then, Holt’s was a profitable, but small, cigar merchant. Levin saw potential for growth. He seized an opportunity to purchase Harry A. Tint & Sons, another Philadelphia cigar store, in 1980, and soon created the Ashton cigar brand.
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First New La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor added to line

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor, the No. 2 cigar in the world as ranked by Cigar Aficionado magazine, has added its first new size since the launch of the brand in 2010. The size is called Duque, a parejo measuring 5 1/4 inches by 56 ring gauge. It has a suggested retail price of $7.25 per cigar.
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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2011 - #2 - La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso

Ashton Distributors Inc. has broken new ground with the creation of La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. The cigar brand is the first from Philadelphia’s Ashton to be made with a Mexican wrapper.
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La Aroma de Cuba Adds Two New Sizes

The La Aroma de Cuba brand has added two more vitolas to its portfolio—a corona and a double corona—bringing the brand to eight sizes total. Owned by Philadelphia-based Ashton Distributors Inc., La Aroma de Cuba is made in Nicaragua at My Father Cigars S.A.
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Ashton VSG Pegasus makes debut

The Pegasus measures five-inches long by 54 ring gauge, and like all VSGs it comes wrapped in Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. What makes it unusual is the lack of box pressing—this is one of only three sizes of VSGs shipped round, rather than pressed. (The other two are the Wizard and the Eclipse.)
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Ashton Events


Ashton is proud to offer the very finest in experiential consumer events and tastings in partnership with authorized Ashton retailers. Browse through the list below to locate an upcoming Ashton Event near you!

February 1, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Anthony's Cigar Emporium
5350 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-398-6216
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 2, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Cigar Life of Central Florida
5724 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL
Phone: 305-213-9949
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 3, 2019

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event



The Humidor of Lisle
1600 Ogden Ave
Lisle, IL
Phone: 630-796-6100
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 7, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Cigarz on the Avenue
331 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL
Phone: 407-647-2427
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Mom's Cigar Superstore
1119 Central Park Ave
Scarsdale, NY
Phone: 914-723-3088
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 8, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



21 Degrees
9375 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-551-2121
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



West End Cigars
10720 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-258-9419
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February 10, 2019

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting



Castro's Back Room
972 Elm St
Manchester, NH
Phone: 603-606-7854
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

February 14, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Cigar King of Rockland
130 Rockland Plaza Rt 59
Nanuet, NY
Phone: 845-624-2667
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 15, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Don's Cigars
5036 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 602-248-0160
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

February 16, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Harry's Habana Hut
214-09 41st Ave
Bayside, NY
Phone: 718-423-5059
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

February 22, 2019

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting



Buffalo Cigars
2911 S Western Blvd
Orchard Park, NY
Phone: 716-674-7833
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting



Jungle Jim's Eastgate
4450 Eastgate Blvd
Cincinnati, OH
Phone: 513-519-5830
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting



Art Jim
1465 Atwood Ave
Johnston, RI
Phone: 401-369-7447
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 27, 2019

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting



Castro's Back Room
119 Main St
Nashua, NH
Phone: 603-881-7703
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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