The Ashton VSG Pegasus’ band heralds the fact that the cigar is not your normal Ashton cigar. Gone is the simple and understated band of the Classic line, replaced with a band reminiscent of a billboard for a theatre, and with three simple words on it: Virgin Sun Grown.
The Ashton Virgin Sun Grown line is one of their premier lines of cigars, made for distribution by Ashton by the fine folks at Arturo Fuente. The cigar was designed by Carlos Fuente Sr., and as such you know that it is a fantastic cigar that you will be sure to enjoy. The binder and filler are chosen from the best tobacco that Arturo Fuente can access, carefully aged and lovingly trimmed for the cigar, but the real treat to this cigar is the wrapper, an Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper. This provides the cigar with more flavor, a bit more oil, and some earthy and leathery notes that you will be able to enjoy. When cut and lit, the cigar imparts a peaty and peppery flavor, one that will linger on the tongue and in the air for quite some time after the cigar has been extinguished.
These cigars are fantastic, and they are usually quite well-reviewed. Because of this, finding one is a real challenge, and if you manage to come across a handful or even a box, you would be well-served to make the effort to purchase them. The cigar is its own reward, but it also works nicely with a glass of scotch on the porch.