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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2012 - #7 - Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Belicoso No. 2

This somewhat off the radar variety, called Puro Sol, is also the only Ashton made with Cameroon wrappers, which come from the Meerapfel familiy, the leading name in Cameroon tobacco.
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Stronger La Aroma Makes Market Debut - Mi Amor Reserva

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva, a stronger, darker version of the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor brand, has reached retailer shelves. The smokes are rolled for Ashton Distributors Inc. of Philadelphia by My Father Cigars, the Nicaraguan company run by the Garcia family.
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Robert Levin inducted into Cigar Aficionado's Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Robert Levin’s first whiff of the cigar business came at the tender age of 11 when he was tasked to sweep the floors of Holt’s Cigar Store, his father’s tobacco shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was not until 1972, though, that Levin entered the cigar business full time. Back then, Holt’s was a profitable, but small, cigar merchant. Levin saw potential for growth. He seized an opportunity to purchase Harry A. Tint & Sons, another Philadelphia cigar store, in 1980, and soon created the Ashton cigar brand.
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First New La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor added to line

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor, the No. 2 cigar in the world as ranked by Cigar Aficionado magazine, has added its first new size since the launch of the brand in 2010. The size is called Duque, a parejo measuring 5 1/4 inches by 56 ring gauge. It has a suggested retail price of $7.25 per cigar.
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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2011 - #2 - La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Belicoso

Ashton Distributors Inc. has broken new ground with the creation of La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. The cigar brand is the first from Philadelphia’s Ashton to be made with a Mexican wrapper.
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La Aroma de Cuba Adds Two New Sizes

The La Aroma de Cuba brand has added two more vitolas to its portfolio—a corona and a double corona—bringing the brand to eight sizes total. Owned by Philadelphia-based Ashton Distributors Inc., La Aroma de Cuba is made in Nicaragua at My Father Cigars S.A.
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Ashton VSG Pegasus makes debut

The Pegasus measures five-inches long by 54 ring gauge, and like all VSGs it comes wrapped in Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. What makes it unusual is the lack of box pressing—this is one of only three sizes of VSGs shipped round, rather than pressed. (The other two are the Wizard and the Eclipse.)
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Ashton Events


Ashton is proud to offer the very finest in experiential consumer events and tastings in partnership with authorized Ashton retailers. Browse through the list below to locate an upcoming Ashton Event near you!

July 20, 2019

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Ultimate Tasting



Tinder Box
188 E Winchester St
Murray, UT
Phone: 801-268-1321
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July 26, 2019

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor & La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Ultimate Tasting



Uhle Tobacco Company
114 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-273-3691
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Ultimate Tasting



Edward's Pipe & Cigar Shop
111 W. Prospect Rd Unit D
Fort Collins, CO
Phone: 970-226-5311
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry Ultimate Tasting



Sodie's Cigar Shop
5946 Osgood Ave N.
Oak Park Heights, MN
Phone: 651-342-0971
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 1, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Ultimate Tasting



Classic Cigars
8703 Owasso Expressway Suite O
Owasso, OK
Phone: 918-274-8191
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence & San Cristobal Elegancia Ultimate Tasting



Tobacco Shoppe
113 E. Ashman St.
Midland, MI
Phone: 989-835-9756
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Spotlight Tasting



Lit Cigar Lounge & King's Club
617 Auburn Avenue Suite 403
Swedesboro, NJ
Phone: 856-214-3468
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 2, 2019

San Cristobal Quintessence & San Cristobal Elegancia Ultimate Tasting



Main Street Cigar Company
2217 C East Churchville Rd
Bel Air, MD
Phone: 410-734-4494
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ashton Symmetry Ultimate Tasting



La Cultrua
2107 Grand Blvd Unit #105
Kansas City, MO
Phone: 816-799-5604
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence & San Cristobal Elegancia Ultimate Tasting



Fox Tobacco & Liqour
1464 E. Williams Field Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Phone: 480-917-3117
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 3, 2019

San Cristobal Quintessence & San Cristobal Elegancia Ultimate Tasting



Nolan's Tobacco and Cigar Bar
336 E Front St.
Traverse City, MI
Phone: 231-946-2640
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Ultimate Tasting



Fox Tobacco & Liqour
7443 E. 6th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-214-5011
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

August 6, 2019

San Cristobal Quintessence & San Cristobal Elegancia Ultimate Tasting



Regency Cigar Emporium
752 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI
Phone: 401-884-7665
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 8, 2019

Ashton Symmetry Spotlight Event



Biggs Cigar Lounge
1150 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL
Phone: 312-809-2444
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

San Cristobal Quintessence Ultimate Tasting



Bad Ash Cigar Company
21048 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA
Phone: 818-854-6290
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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