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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 Classic's Stronger Addition - Majesty

Ashton debuted the Classic Majesty at this year's RTDA convention in Houston -- a new size addition to its Classic line. It's a slightly stronger Ashton Classic made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. in the Dominican Republic. The cigar sports the same Connecticut Shade wrapper as the rest of the line but has a different interior blend, although the bunch is still made entirely of Dominican tobaccos. The cigar's flavor profile is strengthened by pepper and spice qualities, which "gives it a zing through the nostrels," says Ashton's Sathya Levin, and it sports a large 56-ring gauge.
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A Preview of Ashton's New San Cristobal

Today Sathya Levin and Manny Ferrero of Ashton Cigars came by the office for a few smokes and some lunch. They were giving me a first taste of their latest, the San Cristobal brand. These are going to hit the market next month, after a preview in two weeks at the RTDA show. I smoked the San Cristobal Supermo first, a 6 by 50 toro with a very dark wrapper. It’s entirely Nicaraguan, made by Pepin Garcia at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It’s quite a dark wrapper for one of Pepin’s smokes, and Manny told me it was a leaf grown in the Estelí region, from the upper primings.
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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!

April 30, 2017

San Cristobal Quintessence Event



Prime Cigar & Wine Bar
2240 NW 19th St
Boca Raton, FL
Phone: 561-613-6130
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 4, 2017

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Pars & Cigars
1401 22nd St
West Des Moines, IA
Phone: 515-327-1255
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Willy's Tobacco
5005 Victory Blvd
Yorktown, VA
Phone: 757-310-7646
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Cigar Lounge
6840 W Virginia Pkwy
McKinney, TX
Phone: 972-540-5807
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



J Shepherd
1429 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY
Phone: 502-479-1621
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Smoke Shop II
130 SE 3rd Ave
Miami, FL
Phone: 305-358-1886
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 5, 2017

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Smoke Shack
1347 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA
Phone: 757-368-0393
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Smokers Palace
4916 Hayes Pl
Wilson, NC
Phone: 252-237-9912
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



The Humidor of Westmont
225 E Ogden Ave
Westmont, IL
Phone: 630-789-8300
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

May 6, 2017

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event



Lake Worth Cigars
6654 Azle Ave
Lake Worth, TX
Phone: 817-238-8877
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May 10, 2017

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Event



Cigar Stop
1067 Broad St
Shrewsbury, NJ
Phone: 732-460-0100
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 11, 2017

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Finck Cigar Company - West Location
6100 West Ave
San Antonio, TX
Phone: 210-226-4191
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Butthead's Tobacco Emporium
5 Padanaram Rd
Danbury, CT
Phone: 203-792-4327
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



James & Sons
360 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Phone: 518-581-7274
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event



Pipes and Pleasures
4244 E Main Street
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614-235-6422
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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