This weekend I want to pay homage to a line that helped usher in the era of the strong cigar, the Ashton VSG.
This is a true bloom full body smoke. When I first tried this stick I was impressed by how crisp and clean each flavor tasted throughout. What begins as a nice nutty flavor soon transitions to a woody base, topped with a leathery finish. And boy does it pack a serious punch!
Robert Levine, the creator of the Ashton brands, told Cigar Aficionado the idea behind the Ashton VSG line,
“I wanted to come out with an Ashton with a more full- bodied, more robust taste, and that’s how the VSG was born. The Fuentes have fabulous inventories of tobacco. The Olivas had this Ecuadoran Sumatra-seed wrapper tobacco, and the Fuentes were buying it for five years before we ever came out with a VSG. And this wrapper, the Fuentes had to work it. They had to ferment it, again and again, and process it, to get it to where it is now. So in 1997, ’98 I took a trip down to the Dominican, and Carlito handed me a cigar and said “Taste this.” And it was unbelievable. I almost passed out. These weren’t aged. They were powerful cigars. And that’s what happened.”
If you appreciate a strong smoke, then this is the perfect time to try the Ashton VSG!
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Have a great weekend!