Possibly the most consistently high rated cigar on the market. Year after year, Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars are confirmed by the cigar press to be among the best of the best super premium cigars. Rated 94, the Ashton VSG cigar is a masterful profile of cedar, espresso, leather, black pepper, and earth. Wrapped in a sleek Ecuador-Sumatra wrapper leaf which covers a hearty all Dominican blend of long fillers which produce a sensational marvelous finish.
The prized Sumatra seed wrapper finishing the Ashton VSG cigar hails from a private estate in Ecuador within a region known for its delicate cloud cover which naturally filters sunlight. The leaf is fermented extensively by the masterful hands of the Fuente family achieving its dark and lustrous sheen. Within is a blend of four to five year aged Dominican binders and filler tobaccos.
Following its release in 1999, the 94 rated Ashton VSG has set the bar for full bodied cigars. The hallmark for flavor and richness. Tantalizing flavors of cedar, espresso, earth, pepper, and leather notes are your reward as you enjoy Ashton VSG cigars in any classic shapes available.
Among the many accolades awarded to Ashton VSG cigars, are:
Top 10 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2013
Top 10 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2009
Top 10 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2007
Top 10 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2004
Top 25 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2020
Top 25 Cigars of the Year – Cigar Aficionado, 2010
94 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, January 2014
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, February 2015
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, August 2009
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, December 2007
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, April 2007
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, December 2004
93 Rated – Cigar Aficionado, May 2003
Founder Robert Levin, established the Ashton cigar brand during the early 1980s. As a 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 tobaccos and second-to-none cigar 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.
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.
To this day, Ashton Cigars 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.