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Sep 8

Ashton Estate Sun Grown 20 Year Salute Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton Estate Sun Grown 20 Year Salute Cigar Review

This 6.75×49 stick features a dark brown firm, dry slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and mild peppery wood aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Oct 1

Cigar Obsession Community Review Contest 1 – THE VOTE

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 in World of CO

CONGRATULATIONS TO DALE ALLESHOUSE!

The Prize

The prize for this round is a box of Personalized Romeo and Julieta Reserva Real provided by Cigar Country! Cigar Country, the leading premium cigar retailer in the Caribbean, just launched, their official website www.cigarcountry.com. Offering a new online cigar customization tool where any customer can personalize their favorite premium cigar brand and receive them directly from the factory! They feature a good variety of premium brands you can order and customize by the box, including Arturo Fuente, Ashton, Augusto Reyes, EP Carrillo, Fonseca, H. Upmann, La Aurora, La Flor Dominicana, Monecristo, Nat Sherman, Romeo y Julieta, VegaFina and more! All cigars are specially selected from reserved “extra-aged” batches at factory cedar rooms, individually packaged in personalized cellophane or cedar wraps and shipped via FEDEX International directly to your doorstep.

May 1

Ashton ESG 22 Year Salute Cigar Review

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Cigar Reviews

 

Ashton ESG 22 Year Salute Cigar Review

This 6×52 torpedo features a premium blend of tobacco and is a limited release. This has been aging in my humidor for 3 years since I bought it and features a dark milk chocolate wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, even slightly spongy give, light pack and rich pepper and cedar aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 23

Free New Ashton Cigar Wallpaper

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 in World of CO

Here’s another free cigar wallpaper for anyone that wants it! Just please do not alter it or use it anywhere else. Click the image for the full size and you can save it to your computer to use!

Jan 20

Cigar Obsession & Smoke Inn Premium Sampler

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 in World of CO

Introducing the new Smoke Inn & Cigar Obsession Premium Sampler! This very special cream-of-the-crop sampler was custom selected by me, to bring to you my top 10 favorite cigars from Smoke Inn! Inside you will find 10 instant hits, all with rich smooth bold flavors, perfect construction and mouth watering satisfaction! (more…)

Dec 6

Ashton Aged Maduro #60 Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton Aged Maduro #60 Cigar Review

This 7.5×52 maduro stick offers a almost black firm wrapper with slight tooth, minimal veins, tight seams, a dense pack and an oily, peppery aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 23

Ashton Cabinet Selection Pyramid Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton Cabinet Selection Pyramid Cigar Review

Sorry, I goofed on the pics from this one and formatted the wrong card :( This 6×52 belicoso shaped stick offers a silky soft light tan wrapper with minimal veins, a slight spongy feel and light barnyard aroma. First light gives (more…)

Mar 15

Cigar Art – Ashton Label

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Cigar Art – Ashton Label

Mar 1

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton VSG Eclipse Tubos Cigar Review

This 6×52 dark chocolate stick comes wrapped in a cedar sleeve, inside a black aluminum tube for easy transport and storage. Offering a robust, slightly veiny irregular roll it presents slight tooth, a firm pack and beautiful chocolate tobacco aroma. Starting on the mild-medium body side of things, it opens with (more…)

Feb 24

Ashton ESG 23 Year Salute Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton ESG 23 Year Salute Cigar Review

This 6.25×52 stick offers a dark milk chocolate wrapper with a slight tooth, tight seams and firm pack with just a bit of give. A triple cap and minimal veins combine with a slightly irregular lumpy appearance showing it as a hand made creation. The first third brought (more…)

Feb 16

Thank You Ashton!

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 in World of CO

Ashton Cigars just sent me this awesome care package consisting of three Ashton ESG 23 Year Salute cigars and three Ashton VSG Eclispse Tubos, plus a great Ashton t-shirt! Thank you so much guys, I can’t wait to review these!

Jan 1

San Cristobal Monumento Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, January 1, 2010 in Cigar Reviews

San Cristobal Monumento Cigar Review

This 7.25 x 49 stick offers a oily dark chocolate wrapper with slight tooth and fairly firm construction. The aroma has a slight sweet cocoa note along with a rich tobacco. This was a monster of a smoke pushing the 2 hour mark and building to full strength by the last bit – not an early morning smoke! It had some minor burn issues needing several corrections but nothing show stopping. Several transitions were present and flavors were fairly diverse including cream, cocoa, espresso, mocha, wood, pepper and a bit of spice. The draw was a bit firm at the start but quickly opened up to just on the loose side. Thank you very much to Ashton for donating this for review!

Nov 20

La Aroma De Cuba New Blend Monarch Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

La Aroma De Cuba New Blend Monarch Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick offered a very smooth satin medium chocolate wrapper with a nice aroma of dusty cocoa. Draw started out very firm but gradually went down to a very nice amount of resistance as the stick burned. Total burn time to the nub was (more…)

Nov 17

Smoke Rings – Photo Contest

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in World of CO

EDIT – WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED

OK, this will be the third try at a simple photo contest – but no voting this time! Entry is simple – leave a comment on this post with a link to a picture of YOU blowing a smoke ring. Yup, I’m making you work for this one! How to win? Simple – it’s random, chosen by computer. The prize you ask? A 10 pack of assorted Reyes Family/Cuba Aliados/Puros Indios/Rocky Patel/Ashton cigars!

The contest will run until 12/1/09 and the winner then announced. I will contact the winner for a mailing address, and out your pack will go! Entries are limited to those 19 and older in the US only.

I don’t care where your picture is hosted, just leave a link to it in your comment. I will pull each one and add it to the post for all to admire while the contest is running.

Help spread the word too – tweet, post on Facebook, forums, email your buddies, etc. Good luck and happy ring hunting!
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Nov 11

Ashton Aged Maduro #40 Cigar Review

Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

Ashton Aged Maduro #40 Cigar Review

This 6×60 stick offered a very dark, firm satin wrapper with a lot of texture like shrink wrap. Medium bodied overall, flavors were typical of a maduro stick at most points with the addition of being extra smooth and light. Creamy sweet leather came through for the first half, followed by (more…)