If you want to experience the flavors of one of the world’s most sought-after cigars, you don’t have to go to Cuba or Nicaragua. Ashton cigars are among the finest and they are actually crafted by a Philadelphia-based company. Don’t let the location fool you though - Ashton has a tradition for quality that is unquestioned in the industry. Relying on industry experts to help it craft a distinct line of cigars, Ashton has cultivated a name for itself that rivals many of the top brands in the world.
The company behind Ashton cigars was founded in 1985 by cigar lover, Robert Levin. When he wanted to grow beyond running his father's tobacco shop he called upon the famous Fuente family for assistance. Cigars in this line boast the best Dominican-grown leaf in their binders and fillers. The wrappers are produced from Connecticut shade and Ecuadoran stock. The combination results in a line that is known for its incredible flavoring and extreme balance and smoothness.
In recent years, Robert Levin has also teamed up with the family of Don Pepin Garcia. Together they have created a few new cigar brands using some of the best tobacco available to them from Nicaragua and beyond. Those brands are La Aroma de Cuba, San Cristobal, and Benchmade.
Ashton also has the distribution rights to a few other companies. Savoy is a brand that makes cheap sandwich filled bundle cigars, high quality humidors, and leather smoker's accessories. Boveda Humidpaks is one of the latest innovations in humidification devices for cigars both on the go and in your humidors. Peterson Pipe is the oldest continually running pipe and pipe tobacco manufacturer in the English speaking world.
At CigarPlace.biz, we are honored to offer our customers access to these premium line of cigars. When you buy Ashton cigars from us, you’ll enjoy the prices attached to cheap cigars with flavors that are premium throughout.
Our collection of Ashton cigars includes such product lines as:
Ashton Classic - This series is the original in the Ashton cigar line. A consistently pleasurable smoke for all cigar lovers, the Ashton Classic has a medium body with nuances of peppery spice. The blend of 3 to 4 year old Dominican tobacco, along with its rich golden Connecticut shade wrapper creates an extremely well blended rich taste. The draw of this cigar from beginning to end is never disappointing. The Ashton Classic is truly a smoke for anytime and anywhere and, like an old friend, never lets you down. The Ashton Classic Monarch is the most popular size among the Classics.
Ashton Cabinet Cigars - The Ashton Cabinet is the "White Burgundy" of cigars. "White Burgundy" gets its rich complex taste from the soil and aging of the grape in French oak barrels. The Cabinet's 4 to 5 year old Dominican filler blend has a rich, complex and well-rounded taste. The extraordinary Connecticut shade wrapper is aged for an extra year and has an elegant palamino color resulting in a smooth and creamy flavor. The Ashton Cabinet includes no less than six different tobaccos and ends with a "big finish." Seven years pass from seedling to finished cigar before Ashton Cabinet is brought to fruition and presented for your smoking pleasure. The Ashton Cabinet No 7 is the stand out among this line.
Ashton Aged Maduro - Ashton Aged Maduro is rare because of its selected and extremely limited Connecticut broad leaf wrapper. The initial sweet taste comes from the wrapper, but once lit, the cigar becomes rich and nutty much like a great Madeira or Tawny Port, whose flavor comes from being aged in Sherry barrels. The rich distinct flavor of an Aged Maduro comes from the deliberately slow fermentation of the wrapper, which encourages its natural sweetness. The wrapper and aged filler creates a rich and complex flavor elevating the Ashton Aged Maduro to a class all its own. The Ashton Aged Maduro No. 50 has received a 90 point score from Cigar Aficionado. The Ashton Aged Maduro No. 30 and Ashton Aged Maduro No. 20 have both received scores of 89.
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol - The Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is a cigar steeped in the tradition and honor of two legendary cigar families, the Fuentes and Meerapfels. Its story is one of extraordinary uniqueness. It bears the name Puro Sol because the wrapper, filler and binder are made from 100% sun grown tobaccos. This exquisite cigar marks the first time a Cameroon wrapper has surrounded an Ashton blend and the results are stunning. With the marriage of the Fuente Family craftsmanship in blending and manufacturing and the African Cameroon wrapper hand selected by Richard Meerapfel, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is destined for a place in cigar history, and rightly so. Nearly every size in the line has garnered a score of 90 or better but our favorite is the 92 rated Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto.
Ashton ESG - To celebrate twenty consecutive years of increased sales and overall growth, Robert Levin and Carlos Fuente Jr. have teamed up to create the Ashton Estate Sun Grown, or ESG for short. Such a special occasion called for a very special cigar. The ESG uses a unique Dominican wrapper grown on the Chateau de la Fuente farm in the Dominican Republic. This wrapper has never been used on any other cigar. The blend is the creation of Carlos Fuente Jr. who is a master blender and has created the most sought after cigars in the world. The Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute is the one we recommend everyone try first but the Ashton ESG 20 Year Salute is a great stick too.
Ashton VSG - This “Virgin Sun Grown” product is one of the most successful and popular cigars in the world. It is favored for its full-bodied flavor and palatable richness and potency. The VSG line was released in 1999 and helped put the Ashton name on the map for sure. For those who desire a powerful and intoxicating flavor with a complex rich finish, look no further than the Ashton VSG. The VSG is blended by the Fuente family using 4 to 5 year aged Dominican tobacco taken from the finest and most fertile plants. The distinct flavor of VSG comes from its wrapper grown on a private estate in Ecuador owned by the Oliva family. This proprietary wrapper leaf is grown for the Fuente Family exclusively for Ashton VSG. The leaf is taken from the higher primings and matures slowly by sunlight filtered through the region¹s natural cloud covering. The result is the rich intoxicating wrapper which has made the Ashton VSG the most in demand cigar on the market today. The Ashton VSG Spellbound , Ashton VSG Torpedo , and Ashton VSG Belicoso No. 1 have all scored 93 points or higher according to Cigar Aficionado.
Our collection of La Aroma de Cuba cigars include:
La Aroma de Cuba - Handmade in Nicaragua by the Garcia family, the new La Aroma de Cuba cigar features gorgeous chocolatey Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers and a rich, spicy blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos. In this new blending they have successfully improved the flavor and quality of the cigar without compromising the richness and spiciness that loyal La Aroma de Cuba smokers have relished for years. In June of 2010 the La Aroma de Cuba Robusto was rated a 93 by Cigar Aficionado.
La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor - Two years in the making, La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amor is another grand collaboration between Ashton and the Garcia family. Handmade in small-batch fashion, the Mi Amor features a luscious Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Mexico and a marvelous blend of aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. Medium to full-bodied, these cigars are rich, complex and very well-balanced. The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico is the size that rocks our world earning a 94 rating in September of 2010.
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial - La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial is a wonderful new cigar manufactured in Nicaragua by the Garcia family. Handcrafted in small batch fashion by a select group of master rollers, this is a cigar for the connoisseur with a seasoned palate. Beautiful, seamless, pumpkin-colored wrappers embrace an enchanting Cubanesque blend of rich, well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. These wrappers are cultivated in Ecuador under direct sunlight from Cuban seeds. The flavors are medium to full-bodied, rich and zesty. Hearty notes of earth and cedar are accompanied by lighter notes of leather and cinnamon. The La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial stand out vitolas are: La Aroma de Cuba No. 5 and the La Aroma de Cuba No. 3 scoring a 93 and 91 respectively.
Our collection of San Cristobal cigars include:
San Cristobal - San Cristobal is a boutique cigar handcrafted in Nicaragua by the Garcia family. Blended entirely from rich, well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos, these cigars feature dark, oily Nicaraguan wrappers, impeccable construction and are triple capped. The flavors are rich and full-bodied, exhibiting a perfect balance between strength and complexity. Hearty notes of earth, cedar and spices are accompanied by lighter notes of walnuts, espresso, black cherries and dark chocolate. The San Cristobal Monumento, San Cristobal Papagayo, San Cristobal Francisco, and San Cristobal Clasico are all rated at 90 points or higher.
San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol - Handcrafted by the Garcia family, these cigars feature a very special sun-grown wrapper grown on the family's "Estrella" farm in Esteli, Nicaragua. Jaime Garcia hand-selected these beautiful wrappers from the first crop of tobaccos harvested from Estrella explicitly for this cigar. These wrappers are thick and oily with a wonderful flavor and aroma. These cigars also feature an intricate blend of 100% aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. The strength is medium to full-bodied and the flavors are very rich and complex. The San Cristobal Seleccion del Sol Toro earned itself a 93 point rating. Give one of these a try. I promise you'll be pleased.
We also carry the following Ashton affiliated brands:
Benchmade - These Nicaraguan puro cigars feature gorgeous, dark-brown wrappers, a pair of sturdy binders and premium long filler tobacco finished with a handsome pigtail top. The flavors are medium to full-bodied with a sweet earthy richness and a spicy complexity. Benchmade boasts the flavor and construction of a super-premium cigar, yet the attractive price-tag of a value bundle. Benchmade is the new benchmark for the value cigar.
Savoy - Savoy cigars are handmade using creamy Ecuadorian wrappers and a medium-bodied sandwich blend of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. Available in 5 sizes these cigars come packaged in value bundles of 20.
Boveda - Boveda Humidpaks are the easiest way to keep your cigars fresh without constant monitoring and maintenance. They make packs ranging from 65% - 75% for daily humidor use and even one at 84% to kickstart your humidor seasoning process. They also make a One-Step Hygrometer Calibration Kit that is super easy to use.
If you’re ready to experience the perfection that Ashton cigars produces, CigarPlace.biz is here to help. Just place your order online and we’ll deliver the best in cigars right to your door. You can also select accessories from our extensive product line to help you ensure your cigars retain their rich flavors for your smoking pleasure.