By Haroon Mihtar
Ring Gauge: 50,
Approximate Price: $12-15.00,
Wrapper: Dominican, Sumatra,
Ever since I started smoking cigars I have heard great things about the Ashton. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of smoking what was arguably the greatest cigar I had ever smoked, an Ashton VSG. From the moment I lit this expensive baby up it lived up to its reputation. The Ashton VSG was silky smooth with a creamy butter flavor right out the gate.
Even though friends told me this is a robust full bodied cigar I just did not see it. It’s medium-full body with shades of full bodied here and there, maybe, but it’s not overpowering at all. The lack of punch doesn’t upset me all that much because this is a very complex and well balanced cigar that’s just smoking to smooth to complain. The draw is great and burning perfect and evenly. About an inch into the cigar it gets a little spicy but that quickly disappears and begins to tone down again. Wow! Talk about a perfect cigar with complex notes.
As I continued smoking the cigar I began envisioning myself sitting on a throne ordering young blonde sexy concubines of mine to belly dance, and they obliged. It was a great fantasy whiles it lasted. Anyway back to the cigar, I just can’t say enough about this cigar as it is the perfect cigar for the perfect occasion.
There is just one caveat, I would not recommenced this cigar to anyone expecting smoking this “on the go” as this is the creme de la creme of stogies and it should be enjoyed and savored slowly like a Russian flight attendant at the Sheraton (just kidding). I recommend everyone with a sophisticated palate to buy one, then turn off your cell phone and enjoy the ride.
Senior Cigar Aficionado