Ashton Cigars are among the 1st Non Cuban cigars I smoked. The first Ashton was the legendary VSG which I still appreciate. Now I decided to find out farther about the brand so I thought how could Ashton do with milder cigar! According to AshtonCigar.com ” 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”. So now let’s go cut & light:
5 1/4 x 52
Perfectly constructed Belicoso. Wrapped in very light veinless Connecticut leaf. The pre light draw was very good and delivers sweet woody aromas.
Straight from the 1st puff, wood is the word, that’s offered with very smooth and creamy smoke and followed by a little pepper on the background. An inch down and it’s still smoking nice and easy, the predominant flavor is wood but have some sweet floral aromas on the retrohale along with the pepper tingling and the body is mild – medium at most. The half way point brought a little increase in the of the flavors depth but nothing dramatic, with some citrus note added to the creamy woody smoke. The cigar kept building up toward the final part, it’s more spicy than ever but still smoke and sweet. The flavors of wood and citrus accompanied by mild coffee and hints of earth ended up the smoking session.
Good cigar overall. Do I like it? Yes. would I buy it again!! Maybe. Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes if he was a beginner or seeking a light smoke. This is a joyful cigar for the fans of the Connecticut wrapper. It’s very mild for my liking but still good first cigar of the day with a cup of Coffee or afternoon paired with glass of a Lemonade.