The simple band around the cigar belies the complex nature of its contents, disguising the flavor of the Ashton cigar behind a band saying little more than ‘Ashton; Imported, Made By Hand’. Don’t let that simple band fool you, though, the cigar is a quality smoke.
A wonderful blend of Dominican tobaccos, cured for 3 to 5 years under the loving care of the Fuente family, Ashton’s Classic line is a mild smoke with a rich and complex flavor to it. The brand was born of a partnership between two families with experience in the cigar world. The Fuente family, who have been making some of the finest cigars available since Arturo Fuente began the brand which he bequeathed his name in 1912, along with Robert Levin, the son of a cigar shop owner. Levin came to Carlos Fuente Sr. with a dream; a cigar that was both flavorful and approachable, mixing Levin’s knowledge of what his customers wanted with Fuente’s unimpeachable knowledge of quality tobacco and how to make a fantastic cigar.
The Ashton Classic Churchill is part of the Ashton Classic line. The cigar ranges between a medium and mellow body, making it a more approachable smoke for anyone, and not an overpowering cigar. The tobacco is cultivated in the rich soils of the Dominican Republic, and then lovingly wrapped in a Connecticut Shade wrapper, delivering flavor and quality with the consistency that only a family so steeped in tobacco lore can provide. The cigar gives off a toasty aroma as you slowly savor it, with notes of cashew and wood to the palate, and a spicy aftertaste. In a Churchill size, with a 7.5-inch length and a 52 ring gauge, there’s more to savor and to love. The perfect smoke to end a long day’s labor and reflect.