The Ashton VSG is no ordinary cigar, and this becomes apparent the first time that you pick one up to examine it. For starters, the band looks much more ornate than it usually does, and it has three words on it that accurately describe the contents of the cigar. Virgin Sun Grown is all you need to know to tell you that this cigar is going to be more flavorful than the standard Ashton cigar lines.
Like the rest of the Ashton cigars on the market, they are all made in the Dominican Republic, lovingly and caringly crafted by the Arturo Fuente family at their factory. They take the best Dominican tobaccos that they can get their hands on, grown in the Dominican sun and soil, and then they age them for four to five years. After this is accomplished, they take a fantastic Sumatran wrapper grown in the Dominican Republic and lovingly wrap it around that aged tobacco.
When the cigar is lit, the palate is treated to chocolate, espresso, and cedar notes, as the cigar’s slightly oily wrapper helps color the smoke and provide voluminous plumes. The cigar is consistent in flavor from beginning to end, and they are a prize to smoke.
The VSG line is very well-liked and well-rated, and because of that they can often be hard to find. If you come across any, from a single cigar to an Ashton VSG Pegasus Box of 20, you will be glad that you invested in them. A great smoke for a special occasion or to go along with a decent glass of bourbon, and something you will be happy smoking again and again.