T** C**** S**
June 2, 2009
Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Honduran
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$5
I was gifted this cigar from Agent 15 a few weeks ago and upon receiving the box o’ goodies this particular cigar stuck out the most. I had no idea that this was by Ashton and thought that I had actually received a Cuban because the band was so colorful and the artwork had that Cuban-esque feel to it, then I realized I couldn’t have been so lucky 🙂
The La Aroma de Cuba at first glance has a nice shiny Honduran wrapper thats just begging to be smoked and again… very colorful artwork. (I really dig the band if you can’t tell). The filler is a mixture of Honduran and Cuban seed Nicaraguan that isn’t overpowering and delivers a very nice medium body flavor.
On first draw you get a very medium earthy-nutty flavor and excellent burn. I was expecting some burn issues with this because I usually do with Ashtons but not this one. I had to relight it only once but it was pretty much smooth sailing from the get go.
I paired this with a Mike’s Hard Lemonade and I have to tell you that the alcohol and lemony flavor mixed well with this stogie. Usually when I have a medium-bodied cigar I like to drink tea so it’s not too overpowering but the flavor on this La Aroma de Cuba shined right through in an impressive way – the earthy nuttiness work well together.
After smoking this cigar I noticed that I didn’t have much of an after taste in my mouth like I usually do and I found myself wanting another one. Sadly I only had one to smoke.
This is the first smoke I have ever had where I didn’t want to take the band off. I would absolutely recommend you give one of these bad boys a try if you can get your hands on one, and at $5-7 a stick they are way worth it. Your girlfriend or wife will also like these too, because you won’t taste like an ashtray after smoking one.
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