If you look at them, there is very little difference between the Aged Maduro line of Ashton cigars and the standard Ashton Classic line, save for the dark coloration of the wrapper on the Maduro line. The band is almost exactly the same, though of course it has the word ‘maduro’ worked in there, and the wrapper is obviously a darker Maduro wrapper, but besides that there is little difference to the eye.
These cigars are handmade in the Dominican Republic, made by the fine people at the Arturo Fuente factory who are consistently working to keep the quality the same and the flavor profile similar as can be. Arturo Fuente makes these cigars for Ashton at the behest of Robert Levin, producing a fine Maduro cigar at a fair price. The cigar’s tobacco is aged precisely, making sure that the flavor of the cigar remains consistent from one cigar to the next, and one box to the next. The Maduro wrapper is a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that is fantastic and delivers a flavorful cigar.
The Aged line are a series of medium-bodied cigars, which impart the flavor of dark chocolate (real chocolate, not the milk and sugar-infused stuff that we have here in the United States) and coffee, ensuring that this cigar goes well with most desserts, and it imparts a sweet and mellow sensation as it is smoked. If you’re the kind of person who values an after-dinner cigar, you will find that a box of these cigars will not go awry, and will be a great way to compliment any meal.