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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.

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!

August 17, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Primo Cigar Shop
328 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505-954-1168
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

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

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

En Fuego Tobacco Shop
205 E FM 544
Murphy, TX
Phone: 972-771-4888
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 18, 2017

Ashton Aged Maduro Spotlight Tasting

Dave and Sons Cigars & Pipes
9901 West Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-944-6981
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 19, 2017

Ashton Mega Series Event

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

August 23, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Federal Cigars
96 Calef Hwy
Epping, NH
Phone: 603-679-2447
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 24, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Twins Smoke Shop
80 Perkins Rd
Londonderry, NH
Phone: 603-421-0242
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Cigars on Sixth
707 E 6th Ave
denver, CO
Phone: 303-830-8100
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Royal 10 Cigar & Tobacco
6401 Royalton Rd
North Royalton, OH
Phone: 440-652-6534
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Event

Cigar! Cigar!
500-B N. Congress Ave
Evansville, IN
Phone: 812-401-1202
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & Mi Amor Reserva Event

Big Star Cigar Lounge
3384 N Mt Juliet Rd
Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: 615-288-4084
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Big Apple Global
955 W Broadway
Forest Lake, MN
Phone: 518-683-1452
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 25, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Havana Manor
1124 W Dillon Rd
Louisville, CO
Phone: 303-666-6134
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Plaistow Cigar Company
9 Plaistow Road
Plaistow, NH
Phone: 603-382-3636
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 31, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

1563-65 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT
Phone: 203-870-9843
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm