For most of the common Ashton brands, the ones that aren’t in their premium or limited lines, the bands are pretty simple affairs. Because of that, when you buy a cigar from them that is from their limited line, you know it, and the first time you pick up an Ashton VSG Corona, you will know that there is something different about these cigars.
The most important difference is well noted twice in the band. They add the letters VSG, as well as the definition of the acronym, Virgin Sun Grown. The cigars are made, as is the entire Ashton line, in the Dominican Republic, made at the facility where Arturo Fuente produces their own cigars, by Arturo Fuente. They find the finest tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic, and then they age the tobacco for an additional four to five years in order to get the best flavor that they can out of it. Then they take a wrapper, a wrapper harvested from Sumatran seeds planted and grown in the sun, soil, and clime of the Dominican Republic, and they wrap it lovingly around the aged tobacco to create a VSG Corona Gorda cigar.
But how does it smoke? The cigar tastes of espresso and chocolate, as well as an earthiness that you cannot miss and will enjoy. The cigar is a full-bodied or medium-full bodied smoke, and one that is well worth the time to smoke it. It’s the kind of smoke that will stay with you the whole day, and having a box of 24 of them allows you to have 24 fantastic and rare smokes on hand any time that you want to enjoy them.