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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!

January 18, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Cordova Cigars
6050 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL
Phone: 850-473-0080
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January 19, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Blue Smoke
4560 West Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX
Phone: 214-350-7553
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

January 26, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Capitol Cigar
24625 Halsted Rd
Farmington Hills, MI
Phone: 248-474-5888
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Cigar Time
5832 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
Phone: 832-539-1086
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

January 27, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Auburn Cigars
13303 W Maple St
Wichita , KS
Phone: 716-201-6472
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 1, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

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

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Royal Pipes & Tobaccos
105 Boyd Street
Norman, OK
Phone: 405-364-5151
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 2, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Roz's Cigar Emporium
8585 State Rd 200
Ocala, FL
Phone: 352-236-3499
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 8, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

426 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-931-2988
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Big Budddha Cigar Lounge
27 Hawleyville Rd
Newtown, CT
Phone: 203-304-1857
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Cigar Life of Central Florida
5724 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL
Phone: 305-213-9949
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 9, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Edward's of Tampa
9430 Lazy Ln
Tampa, FL
Phone: 813-872-0723
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Harry's Habana Hut
214-9 41st Ave
Bayside, NY
Phone: 718-423-5059
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

February 15, 2018

Ashton Symmetry & VSG Grand Tasting

Pipe Puffer South
2306 E County Line Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Phone: 317-881-2957
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Spotlight Tasting

Humidor Fine Cigars
5630 W Main Street
Dothan, AL
Phone: 334-792-6022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm