Before the cigar craze of the mid-1990s, the Ashton Classic Cigars company had already made a name for itself. These cigars first began to be produced in 1985 and are known for their mildness, rich flavors and enticing aromas. The majority of these cigars are rolled using only the finest aged and cured Dominican tobaccos available for the filler, and then rolled in impeccable Connecticut Shade wrappers. There are a number of variations to choose from that will satisfy the tastes of new cigar smokers and cigar enthusiasts alike.
The most popular is the Ashton Classic line. It has the largest selection of sizes among all Ashton Cigar varieties, and flavors that range from mild to medium-bodied. The Ashton Cabinet Selection cigars are a limited edition release. They are made with high quality Dominican tobaccos that are aged for 3 to 4 years and then rolled in Connecticut Shade leaves. Then they are aged again for an additional year before being released to the market.
For those seeking the fermented and aged variety of cigars, the Ashton Aged Maduro Selection is a good choice. These cigars are rolled in Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers and then slowly fermented to give them a darker shade of color than the other varieties, along with a naturally developed sweet taste.
The Ashton Heritage Puro Sol cigars are truly unique. They are rolled in paper from Cameroon in Africa and have a full-bodied flavor. Due to their unique flavor, they have popularized and renewed the interest in using tobacco leaves grown in Cameroon.
The Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars (VSG) are known for their enticingly full-bodied flavor and aroma. They are the most commercially successful of all the Ashton cigar brands. They've also received higher reviews than any other cigars that are made outside of Cuba.
The Ashton cigar company has also released a 20th anniversary edition known as the Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG) cigars. These are also limited edition cigars that were released in 2005. Ever since then, a new size has been released on a yearly basis through 2010. ESG cigars are wrapped in special plantation grown Dominican tobacco leaves that have never been used in any other kind of cigar. They have been described as full-bodied and spicy in flavor.
Ashton cigars are sold in a variety of ways. They can be purchased as single cigars, or in varieties sold in boxes. There are also packs of each type of cigar available that range in number from a pack of 4 to 100 count boxes.