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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.
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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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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2009 - #9 - Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Torpedo

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars are the original powerhouse cigar. Made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. for Ashton Distributors Inc., the brand’s hallmark is its dark, Sumatra-seed wrappers grown under the perpetually cloudy skies in Ecuador at the foothills of the Andes by one of the legendary names in the tobacco business, the Oliva Tobacco Co. of Tampa, Florida. Ashton VSGs, as they are known, consistently take some of the highest scores in Cigar Aficionado magazine and Cigar Insider newsletter.
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Ashton's Aroma de Cuba Brand Now Rolled in Garcia Factory

Ashton's economically priced La Aroma de Cuba brand is now being made by Jose "Pepin" Garcia in Nicaragua at the My Family Cigars factory. Ashton moved the operation earlier this year, and has made some changes to the brand. La Aroma de Cuba was first released in 2002 as a budget-friendly premium cigar manufactured at Altadis's Flor de Copan S.A. factory in Honduras. This year Ashton decided to turn the operation over to Garcia, who makes San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial and other cigars for the Philadelphia company.
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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008 - #4 - La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial No. 5

La Aroma de Cuba is an old Cuban brand name, believed to have been a favorite of Sir Winston Churchill. Ashton Distributors created a Honduran version of the brand in 2003, made by La Flor de Copan, and last summer it added the Edición Especial variation, which it contracted out to the hottest name in the cigar business, Jose “Pepin” Garcia. Pepin’s La Aroma de Cuba is the best yet, made with his trademark Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos, and covered in something relatively new for him, Ecuadoran leaf.
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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008 - #10 - Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto

Ashton is one of the classic brands of the cigar industry. Created in the early 1980s by Robert Levin, the Dominican cigars now come in every conceivable variety, with a flavor profile built for every palate. They range from the mild and easygoing Ashton Classic to the peppery and bold Ashton VSG, with all types of flavors and strength profiles in between. Perhaps the sleeper of the storied brand is the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol.
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Nicaraguan La Aroma Ready to Debut

Next week, the cigar world will get its first look at the new La Aroma de Cuba. Unlike the original, it will be made in Nicaragua, rather than Honduras. La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial is being made in Nicaragua by Jose "Pepin" Garcia. Brand owner Robert Levin, who also owns the Ashton and San Cristobal cigar brands, said it has strength and flavor—but not too much.
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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!

November 15, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Habano Cigars
13033 W 143rd St
Homer Glen, IL
Phone: 708-981-3345
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Castro's Back Room
132 Bedford Center Rd
Bedford, NH
Phone: 603-472-5878
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Carmine's Cigars
1677-79 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY
Phone: 718-351-6637
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Jungle Jim's
5440 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, OH
Phone: 513-674-6000
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 16, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Nat Sherman
12 E 42nd St
New York, NY
Phone: 646-442-1850
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



House of Cigar
7099 Huntley Rd
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-848-6764
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 17, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Tinder Box
5911 Karric Square Dr
Dublin, OH
Phone: 614-761-3120
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 21, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Stag Tobacconist
9201 N 29th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 602-943-7517
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 23, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Tobacco Park
16117 29th Ave
Flushing, NY
Phone: 917-440-4055
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Governors Cigar & Pipe
1004 North 3rd Street
Monroe, LA
Phone: 318-355-9869
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

November 24, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Neumann's Cigars & More
445 Robert Parker Coffin Rd
Long Grove, IL
Phone: 847-918-9999
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

November 27, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Cigar Warehouse
5012 Arville St
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: 888-398-0058
3:00 pm - 3:00 pm

November 29, 2018

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Cousins Cigar
28400 Chagrin Blvd
Woodmere, OH
Phone: 216-464-9396
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Don Juan Cigar Company
701 Edwards Ave
Elmwood, LA
Phone: 504-736-4188
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Ultimate Holiday Experience



Prohibition Spirits & Cigar Lounge
159 N Broadway St
Green Bay, WI
Phone: 920-940-8530
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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