Few cigars measure up to the level of quality and consistency found in Ashton cigars. Featuring a myriad of exceptional blends, Ashton has a finer cigar for every smoker’s taste. From the creamy and rich Ashton Classic, to the finely aged Dominican fillers of Ashton Cabinet and Ashton VSG, right on to the immaculate craftsmanship put into every stick, with Ashton, you can count on an excellent smoke, every time.
Way before Ashton became one of the best-known names in premium cigars, the brand was introduced by Robert Levin in 1985. Handmade in the Dominican Republic by the famous Fuente Family, the brand quickly became one of the most sought-after in the world. The original Ashton cigar was initially released in six sizes: 8-9-8, Churchill, Corona, Panatela, Prime Minister and Sovereign. These six classic sizes have endured the times, and are still a cornerstone to the Ashton cigar portfolio.
In 1988, Ashton launched two additional blends that would go on to become some of the brand’s most celebrated cigar lines: Ashton Aged Maduro and Ashton Cabinet Selection. Ashton Aged Maduro cigars showcase Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers that have been cured using a unique slow-fermentation process that produces a smooth, sweet taste and a rich, dark hue uniformly among the leaves. The Ashton Cabinet Selection employs select Dominican tobacco leaves that have been aged up to seven years under a creamy Connecticut Shade wrapper to produce an aromatic, complex, and well-rounded flavor.
During the Cigar Boom of the 1990s, Ashton saw another spike in popularity. In 1993 the brand was featured in a half-page advertisement in the inaugural issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine. This marks the first use of Ashton’s classic slogan, "Uncompromising Quality."
The Ashton name had already become well-known among cigar-lovers around the world by the time the Ashton VSG was released in 1999. One of the very first full-bodied cigars to come to market, the VSG soared in popularity and went on to receive high 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado magazine and other notable sources.
In the mid 2000s Ashton expanded their portfolio yet again with the introduction of the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol and Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG) lines, and in 2008 the brand reached a milestone achievement when Cigar Aficionado magazine ranked Ashton one of the “Top 5 Cigar Brands” in the world.
In 2014 the company broke new ground with the release of their first Nicaraguan cigar, the medium-to-full bodied Ashton Symmetry. The first new Ashton cigar to debut in nearly a decade, the highly anticipated Symmetry was met with critical acclaim and numerous high industry ratings. The Robusto size earned a 92 rating from Cigar Insider, citing “ complex hickory and nougat notes underscored by toasty elements, chicory and some nuttiness.”
Few cigars measure up to the level of quality and consistency found in Ashton cigars. Featuring a myriad of exceptional blends, Ashton has a finer cigar for every smoker’s taste. From the creamy and rich Ashton Classic, to the finely aged Dominican fillers of Ashton Cabinet, right on to the immaculate craftsmanship put into every stick, with Ashton, you can count on an excellent smoke, every time.