Cory - Amazing appearance. Dark, oily, and very rigid. Also boasts some thicc dong veins.
Chris - Dark brown wrapper. Black speckling, thick veins.
Cory - Tight draw. good smoke production though. Nice even burn. one outage.
Chris - Flakey ash. 2-3 puffer. No outages. Burns moderately evenly.
Cory - How do like pepper with a side of pepper? Woo weee. The Ashton VSG is packed full of flavor but oddly it's not very well balanced. The flavors independently are very rich and wonderful, but they all just didn't mesh well together. That being said, it's not a bad cigar, actually it's pretty good. My gripe would be more with burn challenges than anything else. The Ashton VSG is also one of the more adorable cigars in their line up, specifically the robusto. it's $11.00 which i think is appropriate..But barely.
Chris - "Very, Sorta Good" is what I think this cigar is called. It's a bit overpriced for me when compared to other popular cigars in that price range. It has all of the right ingredients for greatness, but I feel felt a little short. I was looking for a little more change ups and robust flavors, but found it to be a little one-dimensional for a majority of the time.
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Today, Ashton is a father-and-son operation headed by Robert Levin and his son, Sathya Levin. Together, they preserve and build on the company’s extensive reputation for creating premium cigars of superior quality and lasting prestige. A shared ambition between the Levin and Fuente families to produce the finest cigars in the world is the foundation of a significant mutual partnership. At its root, a determined bond drives the classic taste of Ashton in a thriving portfolio. Celebrate the destination of taste.