There are a few moments in life that deserve a cigar. When you first turn eighteen is a good time to try one. When you achieve something immense, like getting a college degree. When you get a good job that allows you to advance in the world a bit. And, most importantly, when you bring a new child into the world is a perfect time to celebrate with a memorable cigar.
It used to be something of a cliché that, when someone was about to become a father, their friends would sit with them in the waiting room and chain smoke cigars until the birth. Then upon finding out the sex of the child, they would bring the father a cigar declaring ‘it’s a boy!’ if the child is a boy. Ashton cigars has taken their popular Classic line and crafted a box of ten cigars that do just that, and that are approachable for anyone.
The cigars are made by Arturo Fuente, consisting of Dominican tobacco aged for three to four years, then wrapped carefully, lovingly, by hand, in a Connecticut Shade wrapper. This creates a smoke that is creamy and nutty, with toasty notes to it, and one that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether they’ve been smoking cigars all their lives or this being the first cigar that they have had. If you’ve got a friend who’s about to have their first son, it might be a good idea to invest in a box of these cigars to have something to hand out in the waiting room, even though you can’t smoke in hospitals anymore.