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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

Ashton's La Aroma de Cuba rated 93

Ashton Distributors has a new Aroma de Cuba. The new smoke not only has a wrapper that Ashton has never used before, but one of the cigars in the line scored 93 points this week in a blind tasting in Cigar Insider, Cigar Aficionado's twice-monthly cigar newsletter.

A Fatter San Cristobal being added - Papagayo XXL

This week the new San Cristobal Papagayo XXL started shipping to American smokeshops, sporting a massive 60 ring gauge. "It's a monster," said Ashton Distributors vice president Sathya Levin. The Papagayo XXL is a beefed up version of the San Cristobal Papagayo, which measures 5 3/4 inches long by 55 ring. The Papagayo, which Ashton created about one year ago, "Instantly became one of our best-selling sizes," said Levin. It was the fattest parejo (or straight sided) cigar in the brand, which is made in Nicaragua at Pepin Garcia's My Father Cigars factory.

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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!

March 30, 2017

Peterson Pipe Show

Pipe World
115 Sundance Pkwy
Round Rock, TX
Phone: 512-388-4300
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

2464 S 120 Street
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-330-4556
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Up Down Cigar
1550 North Wells
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-337-8025
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Peterson Pipe Show

Mayan Imports / Andrea's Restaurant
3100 19th St
Metairie , LA
Phone: 504-269-9000
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Habana Premium
1645 Central Ave
Albany , NY
Phone: 518-690-2222
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

The Cigar Warehouse
15141 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA
Phone: 818-547-1154
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Cigar One
615 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA
Phone: 978-443-4040
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Titan Cigar
2634 Chapel Lake Dr
Gambrills, MD
Phone: 443-600-2524
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

March 31, 2017

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Tobacco Leaf
9400 South Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV
Phone: 702-897-5977
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Event

Churchill Fine Cigars
5841 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA
Phone: 404-255-6111
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Club Humidor
22806 US 281
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 210-404-0707
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Cubano Cigars & Tobacco
9530 Hageman Rd
Bakersfield, CA
Phone: 661-589-3784
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Leaning House Cigars
21 1/2 State St
Belle Vernon, PA
Phone: 724-986-4201
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

Belle Meade Premium Cigar Co
4518 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Phone: 615-297-7963
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event

The Big Humidor
18473 Sussex Hwy
Bridgeville, DE
Phone: 302-226-3151
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm