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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!

October 24, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation Spotlight Tasting

Hemingway's Watering Hole
4700 Bosque Blvd
Waco, TX
Phone: 254-772-3919
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 26, 2017

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Nolans Tobacco
336 E Front St
Traverse City , MI
Phone: 231-946-2640
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Havana on 25
405 River Rd
Shelton, CT
Phone: 203-922-1780
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 27, 2017

Peterson Pipe Show

Smoky's Tobacco
7805 Monte Vue Center Way
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 865-693-8371
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation Spotlight Tasting

La Fontaine's Tobacco
418 10th St
Huntington, WV
Phone: 304-523-7879
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation Spotlight Tasting

La Fontaine's Tobacco
418 10th St
Huntington, WV
Phone: 304-523-7879
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Tobacco Leaf
7351 Assateague Dr
Jessup, MD
Phone: 410-799-2094
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 28, 2017

Ashton Mega Series Event

Finck Cigar Company
12950 Bandera Rd
Helotes, TX
Phone: 210-226-4191
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Bo's Cigar Lounge
16615 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA
Phone: 562-303-9812
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Mandarin Cigars
10950 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904-288-7000
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 1, 2017

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Tasting

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

November 2, 2017

Ashton Holiday Experience

The Tasting Room
6000 Monona Dr
Monona, WI
Phone: 608-223-1641
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Event

The Wharf
3464 Pentagon Blvd
Beaver Creek, OH
Phone: 937-426-0633
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Revelation & Quintessence Event

Cigar Aficion
965 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
Phone: 718-761-1234
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 3, 2017

San Cristobal Quintessence Event

The Cigar Affair
323 Conant St
Maumee, OH
Phone: 419-891-0109
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm