From Cuban seed Ecuadorean tobaccos arises the smooth and sleek reddish-brown wrapper that finishes the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol cigar. Within is a superbly balanced blend of premium Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. A cigar overflowing with with richness and spice. Offering leather notes with cedar, cocoa, and caramel, with a toasted spice. The tobaccos are grown fully in direct sunlight, the foundation of it’s unique and versatile profile. Rated 94 points, Ashton Heritage Puro Sol has been rated a huge 94 by Cigar Aficionado and achieved their ‘Top 10’ cigars of the year list multiple times.
Founder Robert Levin, established the Ashton cigar brand during the early 1980s. As an experienced veteran of the cigar industry, Levin’s upbringing in the 1950s and 60s revolved around working in his father’s cigar shop. He took the reigns of the business in the 1970s and after several years of steady growth, Levin applied his ambition to create his own cigar brand.
Thus Ashton cigars were introduced to the market in 1985 and shortly thereafter, Levin began a collaboration with the legendary Fuente family, a partnership that brought to Ashton the Fuentes unparalleled talent, devotion, and enthusiasm for premium-grade tobaccos and second-to-none craftmanship. Carlos Fuente Sr. and his son, Carlito Fuente, had been making premium cigars for generations, this partnership was the perfect fit, and Ashton flourished.
For over a century, the Fuente family has adhered to uncompromising standards of taste, construction, and consistency, which has continued to draw consumers to their cigars. The family’s capability to embrace and absorb the production of Ashton while preserving their own cigars exceptional level of quality is remarkable.
Levin successfully expanded the Ashton portfolio to meet the changing preferences of cigar enthusiasts by introducing several iconic blends, including the original Ashton Classic, Ashton Aged Maduro, Ashton Cabinet, Ashton VSG, Ashton ESG, and more. To this day, the company adheres closely to the formula of brand building, longevity, and tradition.
Presently, Ashton is a father-and-son collaboration, with Robert Levin and his son, Sathya Levin, at the helm. Together, they maintain and expand the company’s extensive reputation for crafting premium cigars of superior quality with prestige brands. The Levin and Fuente families share a common ambition to produce the world’s finest cigars. This is the true foundation of their partnership, and the result is an ever-thriving cigar portfolio of classic Ashton cigars.