Ashton Cabinet No. 8 cigars are exquisitely handcrafted with five different 4 to 5 year-aged Dominican tobaccos draped in seamless Connecticut shade wrappers aged one extra year. A marvelously smooth, well-rounded and aromatic cigar that's also rich, creamy and multidimensional. A must try!
I m a beginner smoker, this was one of the first dozen cigars I had ever smoked. After getting my mouth blown out by full-bodied blends, I began exploring mild-medium stogies and was pleasantly surprised by this one. Some comments about the uneven burn are valid, my lighter ran out of butane halfway through lighting it so I can t say if it was my fault that the thing didn t burn completely straight. HOWEVER, once this cigar got going it was clear I made the right choice: smooth, buttery, and light flavor was consistent throughout the entire stick. Even as it got down to the last couple inches, the flavor did not change and turn rancid like in some lower quality cigars. Beautiful in construction and appearance, this extremely long-lasting cigar was worth the 12 bucks I paid. I prefer smaller ring, longer cigars, but after smoking this one I am seriously considering purchasing an entire case. Highly recommend!
I picked one of these up this morning and smoked it while driving. I usually smoke Maduros or naturals with a darker wrapper, but I was curious about these because I love Ashton Aged Maduros. The stick lasted about an hour and a half, but I smoke cigars furiously so it would probably last 2 hours for most. The burn, draw, and construction were perfect, like an Ashton should be. It had a nice flavor to it, I would describe it as a fuller bodied Montecristo. The flavor was good from start to finish. So all in all it was a great cigar, but not a unique one. You can find a similar quality cigar for a lower price, but hey, if you have the money to burn all the time, you can't beat the perfect burn and easy draw.
Very overrated/overpriced stick.