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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.

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.

San Cristóbal, Ashton's First Nicaraguan Cigar

Ashton Cigar Distributors is putting the finishing touches on its first-ever Nicaraguan smoke. San Cristóbal is a Nicaraguan puro from Tabacalera Cubana, the Estelí factory where Tatuaje Havana VI cigars are rolled. The factory is owned by José "Pepin" Garcia, who also makes cigars in Miami and is building a reputation as a superior cigarmaker. "We were always impressed with his cigars," said Ashton vice president Sathya Levin. Prices for the six-size line, which will debut in early August at the Retail Tobacco Dealers of America trade show, have not been determined. Levin said the cigars would be full bodied.

New Ashton ESG Size Released

The first shipments of the Ashton Estate Sun Grown size, the 21 Year Salute, hit retail stores in major cities across the country. The 5 1/4 inch by 52 ring robusto is the second cigar in the ESG line to be released; the first, the Churchill-sized 20 Year Salute, came out last summer. The new cigar retails for $17.50, as ESG is the most expensive brand in Ashton's portfolio. Made by the Fuentes, the cigar uses wrapper that comes from the same farm as the wrapper that covers the Fuente Fuente OpusX. The OpusX leaf is shade-grown, while the leaves designated for the ESG are sun-grown. According to Robert Levin, president of Ashton Cigars, only 50,000 21 Year Salutes will be made this year.

Ashton ESG makes its long-awaited debut...

The long-awaited Ashton Estate Sun Grown, or Ashton ESG, is shipping this week. Cigar shops are anticipating receiving the limited-production cigars before week's end. The cigars are made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia., and they are wrapped with sun-grown leaf from Chateau de la Fuente, the Dominican tobacco farm best known for producing the shade-grown wrappers that crown the Fuente Fuente OpusX.

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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