The Ashton ESG Series earned "Top 10 Cigars of the Year" honors for 2014 by Cigar Aficionado Magazine!
Recently receiving an epic 94-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine in the October 2014 issue! The Ashton ESG has been regarded to many cigar lovers the world over as one of the most incredibly well made cigar lines to date. A high end smoke that is not just worthy of the Ashton name and label, but worthy of setting themselves apart from the competition. The primary aim
The Ashton ESG has been regarded to many cigar lovers the world over as one of the most incredibly well made cigar lines to date. A high end smoke that is not just worthy of the Ashton name and label, but worthy of setting themselves apart from the competition. The primary aim of this rare smoke is to take the cigar connoisseur to a new level of smoking pleasure. A higher form of enjoyment.
This rare cigar sports some of the most extremely scarce tobaccos known to the cigar industry. The Ashton ESG series is carefully handcrafted at the renowned Arturo Fuente factory. The ESG (Estate Sun Grown) wrapper is a unique dark oily leaf that is grown within the Fuente Estate. The tobaccos are tightly packed into each barrel. The aroma of hay and some of the richest soils on earth emanate from the wrapper the moment you take one out. Take a pre draw of this fine stick and you’ll notice the subtle hints of cinnamon and cocoa followed by earthy tones. The light up brings you more of the same tones but also introduce warm spices, notes of leather and pepper. Complex flavors and a tight packing make this Ashton ESG stick a force to be reckoned with.
As with all things that are a rarity these days, the Ashton ESG will undoubtedly run out before you know it. We’ll try to keep them in stock as much as possible, but don’t wait too long. The Ashton ESG is a cigar for the true cigar connoisseur. Don’t be the only one without it at your side. Stop by our newly redesigned smoking lounge and grab an Ashton ESG with a glass of your favorite whiskey. We’ve got everything you need. Sports, Music, Drinks, and the perfect cigar.
This is what Cigar Aficionado had to say about the #8 Cigar of 2014
"Ashton cigars come in a host of styles, from the considerably mild (Ashton Classic) to the seriously strong (Ashton Virgin Sun Grown). Closer in strength to the latter are Ashton Estate Sun Growns.
The brand was originally conceived as a way to celebrate Ashton’s 20th anniversary, which was in 2005. The first cigar came out a year late, due to limits on their production by Tabacalera A. Fuente. The cigar is made with a very rare wrapper, a sun-grown, Cuban-seed leaf from Chateau de la Fuente, the home of Fuente Fuente OpusX (which is made from leaves grown under shade). ESGs can have a mellow start but they typically pick up in strength, leading brand owner Robert Levin to dub them “the Velvet Hammer” due to their sneaky strength.
ESG releases have been coming out at irregular intervals, and they often perform well in our blind taste tests. In a vertical brand tasting of the five sizes in the line, conducted in the September 23 Cigar Insider, the ESG 22-Year Salute emerged as the best. The nutty smoke had notes of cream, leather and earth, with a touch of almond on the finish.
ESGs are cigars for special occasions, and priced accordingly. They aren’t inexpensive, but this one is certainly worth the price." Credit: Cigar Aficionado Magazine