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Ashton VSG Illusion, 4 Pack - Rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado!

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Ashton VSG Illusion, 4 Pack - Rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado!

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Extremely hard to find lonsdale that is rarely in stock. Rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado! We rarely get these so get 'em while they last. The Ashton VSG (Virgin Sun Grown) line is hand crafted by Arturo Fuente and is the ultimate Ashton cigar. A medium to full-bodied Dominican cigar with a superb balance and depth of flavour. Worth every dime of the price.

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Country of Origin : Dominican Republic
Cigar length: 6 1/2 Ring Gauge: 44 Size: Lonsdale
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Brand Profile

The Ashton VSG cigar (Virgin Sun Grown) was unveiled in November 1999 and was the most successful product introduction in Ashton's history. The Ashton VSG cigar was crafted with an unforgettable richness and potency. Its full-bodied flavor provides balance to the entire Ashton line of premium cigars.  All sizes in this line have acheived a rating of at least 91, with three at 93.

The Ashton VSG was an instant success and the Cigar Insider, a leading cigar industry newsletter published by Cigar Aficionado Magazine, stated "...connoisseurs are seeking out the new Ashton Virgin Sun Grown with a fervor not seen in the industry for years..." It further reported a demand for the VSG "unequaled since the end of the cigar boom" several years ago and, after it conducted a taste test, the publication awarded the VSG with a 93 rating making it one of the highest ratings ever for a non-Cuban cigar brand.

To create this great cigar, Ashton called on Carlos Fuente, Jr. of Tabacalera A. Fuente who worked with for two years to develop the VSG's incredible strength while keeping within the Ashton standards of excellence in taste, flavor and construction. When introducing the VSG, the Company knew it would be a success but never anticipated the demand and recognition it would give the Ashton cigars name.

"Some cigars take quite a while to gain popularity, but the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigar line was a hit even before the cigars went on sale. The Ashton brand owner Robert Levin created a stir in 1999 when he handed out VSG samples at an industry trade show. The cigars grabbed attention with their dark color and invigorated the palate with a blast of undeniable power.

Blended by the Fuentes, the VSG line helped usher in the era of the strong cigar. More than seven years after their debut, they remain immensely popular among those who prefer their cigars with full flavor. The 6 1/2-inch x 55-ring Ashton VSG Torpedo is superbly crafted, with an earthy, cedary flavor and a full body."

 - Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars of 2007

A secluded estate in Ecuador grows the unique proprietary wrapper used for the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars, grown from select high grade Sumatra seed stock.  This region’s unusual natural cloud cover climate offers a delicate filter of sunlight, that slowly matures the highest plant primings.  The four to five year aged Dominican tobaccos grown from the most fertile plants are at the core of powerful cedar and espresso coffee flavors with a vibrant dark chocolate notes. 

Ashton VSG is the standard bearer for bold, balanced super-premium cigars.

Ashton cigars have become internationally recognized and respected for a commitment to the manufacturing and distribution of the finest premium cigars.

The Ashton cigar is the realization of Robert Levin's dream, a second generation tobacconist from Philadelphia whose idea for Ashton came from years of experience in the cigar industry, not only as an importer and cigar retailer, but also as a true connoisseur of the world's finest cigar blends. Levin created Ashton cigars in 1985 and today, with the manufacturing expertise of the world renowned Arturo Fuente Family, Ashton cigars have become one of the most sought after premium cigars in the world. The finest and richest Dominican grown leaf are used for the filler and binder providing Ashton cigars with a unique complexity; only the oiliest, silkiest Connecticut Shade grown and finest Ecuador (for the Ashton VSG) wrappers are used rewarding Ashton cigars with its distinctive character. The result is a perfect balance of complexity and character.

Ashton cigars are offered in five very different and distinctive blends. The broadest Ashton cigar is the hand rolled Premium Cigar Selection with thirteen sizes, delivering medium body and consistent long lasting taste. The Ashton Cabinet Selection, a Vintage Limited Edition cigar as the name suggests, entails a "aging process" for the tobacco for three to four years and then aged for an additional year. It includes no less than six different tobaccos resulting in a rich, medium bodied complex tasting cigar available in eight sizes. The Ashton Aged Maduro cigar is a naturally dark, sweet cigar which comes from proper fermenting and a never hurried aging of the wrapper giving this superb maduro cigar its flavor and smoothness. Seven sizes of this superior maduro wrapped cigar are available.

No matter which Ashton cigar you choose, you can expect unsurpassed quality, consistency and pleasure beyond expectation.

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