Ashton Classic 8-9-8

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1 review for Ashton Classic 8-9-8

  1. J* G*****

    Ashton Classic 8-9-8

    Origin : Dominican RepublicAshton
    Format : Lonsdale
    Size : 165 x 17 mm
    Ring : 44
    Wrapper : Connecticut
    Filler : 3-4 years Dominican
    Hand-Made
    Price : ~$160 for a box of 25

    The Ashton Classic 8-9-8 was an experimental buy. I wasn’t overly impressed by the look of it, but it was the last one in the box and I was intrigued. It was a pleasant surprise. As a rule I’ve never been much of a morning smoker, but this will eternally be my early morning cigar now.

    Appearance : [rating:3.5/5]
    The appearance was not bad, but at the same time was not overly impressive. If I had to describe it the best I could say would be average.

    Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
    Excellent smooth draw on this stogie, with a nice plume of smoke to follow. Seemed to have a steady burn all the way.

    Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
    For some reason the initial hit didn’t seem all that effective. I detected a distant sense of coffee with a vanilla edge to it. The second hit all the way through the second third of this cigar really built up nicely. Good strong coffee sensation with a hint of cocoa. The final third was strong, but pleasantly so.

    Value : [rating:4.5/5]
    Not overly expensive, yet with an original flavor that generally comes with the pricier smokes. Definitely worth it.

    Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
    This smoke was like the process of waking up from a nice dream. You start of a little hazy, then wake up and enjoy a good coffee, and lastly, you get your day going in full charge. A truly good cigar.

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    • R****

      Ashtons never disappoint. Except for the VSG, they’re usually on the milder side for me but they are definitely a wonderful treat to come back to. Great review.

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Dominican
Wrapper Connecticut
Binder Dominican Republic
Length 6 1/2
Ring Gauge 44
Vitola Lonsdale
Construction Hand Made
Price Paid $160 / box of 25