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  1. Ashton Estate Sungrown: Overview

    Ashton Estate Sungrown: Overview

    Overview:

    The Ashton Estate Sun Grown (ESG) was originally conceived in 2005 in celebration of the brands 20th anniversary. The cigar hit humidor shelf's the following year in 2006; with the 20-Year Salute, a 6.75 x 49 Churchill, to commemorate Ashton’s 20th anniversary. In each subsequent year following, an additional shape was introduced, including the 21-Year Salute (Robusto), 22-Year Salute (Pyramid), 23-Year Salute (Toro), and 24-Year Salute (Perfecto).What makes this cigar so special is undoubtedly its wrapper leaf. It shares the same wrapper as another iconic cigar Fuentes Opus X. The Dominican wrapper grown from Cuban seeds on a select Fuente family estate in the Dominican Republic under the watchful eye of cigar-making legend Carlito Fuente.

    Tasting Notes:

    The cigar begins with complex yet smooth flavors of cashew, honey and sweet graham cracker. These favors are balanced nicely by a subtle note of black pepper. As the cigar progresses a creaminess m

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  2. A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: What Goes Into Making A Premium Cigar

    A Beginners Guide to Cigar Smoking: What Goes Into Making A Premium Cigar

    I'm guessing if you're reading this article you most likely enjoy smoking premium cigars, but do you know what the process of making one looks like? Many of us enjoy the luxury that comes along with smoking a premium hand made cigar; however very few know the effort that goes into making the cigars. Making premium cigars like Padron, Davidoff, and Ashton can be  an extremely labor intensive process that can take several years, to go from seed to shelf. The purpose of this article will be to better acquaint ourselves with the process, and hopefully provide a new appreciation for the product we love.

    Every cigar begins with a seed. The seed itself is extremely small, its equivalent to roughly the size of a candy sprinkle.Just a bottle cap full of seeds is capable of planting an entire row of crops. The seeds are first transformed into seedlings, this takes about 60 days. Once they become seedlings they can be planted in

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  3. Cigar Overview: Zino Platinum Z-Crown Series

    Cigar Overview: Zino Platinum Z-Crown Series

    The Zino Platinum Z- Crown line of cigars was originally released in the year 2017. The cigars were released in two sizes; with each size featuring its own unique blend of tobaccos. The sizes in question are the Z- Crown Chubby (4 15/16 x 54 Perfecto) and Z - Crown Stout (7 x 52 Belicoso). One of the many things that make this cigar special is the amount of ageing dedicated to the tobacco. Dominican tobaccos are aged 8 Years, then expertly blended with tobaccos specifically chosen to accentuate exceptional flavors. Rolled and rested for an additional 4 Years to reach achieve peak maturity. The end result after 12 Years of impeccable care and patience is an absolutely phenomenal cigar worthy of celebrating life's special special occasions. Another aspect of this cigar that is unique is the way it is presented. Each cigar is housed in its own royal blue, lacquered coffin.The coffins are packaged in very modern, but elegant ten count box. Each box featuring a mirror on the inside of the

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