There are a few times in life when it’s just appropriate to have a cigar. When you’ve accomplished something amazing. When you need a pensive smoke to finish out a day of hard work or labor. When you’re with your friends before getting married and you need something to prevent you from saying stupid things and to calm your nerves. And, of course, when you are welcoming a new child into the world, smoking a cigar in the waiting room is an old cliché, but a good one.
We live in a world where you can’t smoke in hospitals anymore (they say it isn’t healthy), but you can still enjoy a cigar with the birth of your child. And what better cigar to enjoy than one that celebrates not just the birth, but that you’ve brought a new son or daughter into the world?
The Ashton Crystal #1 often comes in a glass tube, with a large blue label saying ‘It’s a BOY’. The cigar is from the Ashton Classic line, with the only real change being the additional band. The cigars are still made in the Dominican Republic by Arturo Fuente, and they are still made out of the same materials. The same three to five year-aged leaf tobacco from the fields of the Dominican Republic is used, and it’s wrapped in the same Connecticut Shade wrapper. It has the same flavor, too, a creamy and peppery cigar that is very approachable for everyone from the most seasoned cigar smoker to a friend who says they only smoke on special occasions.
To celebrate the momentous birth of a son, there is only one option; the Ashton Crystal #1 – It’s A Boy!