Ashton - A Taste of Excellence
Join us this Thursday, May 31st, 2012, from 6 - 8 pm in the Danbury store for an Ashton tasting event, and beverage pairing. The ticket price to the event is $20 dollars which you can appy to an event purchase. When you arrive you will be able to select one of 3 cigars, either the VSG Corona Gorda, a Maduro #30, or a Cabinet #6, to taste. Andy Green, northeast sales manager will be demonstarting a beverage pairing and talking about the different Ashton cigars.
The deals will be buy 4 get 1 free cigar, buy 10 and get a 3 pack, buy a box get a 3 pack PLUS 20% off the listed box price. There will be raffles, refreshments, and conversation as always!
The Ashton Story:
The Ashton name has become internationally recognized and respected for its 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 industry, not only as an importer and retailer of cigars, 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 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 with its unique complexity; only the oiliest, silkiest Connecticut Shade grown and finest Ecuador (for the VSG) wrappers are used rewarding Ashton with its distinctive character. The result is a perfect balance of complexity and character.
Ashton cigars are offered in six very different and distinct blends. The broadest Ashton offering is the hand rolled premium cigar selection with thirteen sizes, delivering medium body and consistent long lasting taste. The Cabinet Selection, a Vintage Limited Edition as the name suggests, entails a tobacco "aging process" for the tobacco that is three to four years old 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 is a naturally dark, sweet cigar which comes from proper fermenting and a never hurried aging of the wrapper giving this cigar its flavor and smoothness. Seven sizes of this superior maduro wrapped cigar are available.
The Ashton VSG (Virgin Sun Grown) was unveiled in November 1999 and was the most successful product introduction in Ashton's history. The Ashton VSG was crafted with an unforgettable richness and potency. Its full-bodied flavor provides balance to the entire Ashton line of premium cigars. The VSG was an instant success and the Cigar Insider, a leading industry newsletter published by Cigar Aficionado, 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 brand. Again, in 2007, VSG was awarded a slew of 90 plus ratings in Cigar Insider reaffirming its place among the very top cigars in the world today. The VSG’s introduction started an important industry trend toward full-bodied cigars and today, few would argue that it not only started the movement, but remains, in spite of scores of imitators, as the top full bodied cigar anywhere.
Brick House Cigar Bash!
Join us next Thursday, June 7th, 2012, from 3 - 7 pm for a Brick House Cigar Bash with Sean Poza! The deals will be buy 3 get 1, buy a box get 8 plus a Brick House cap! Plus there will be raffles and prizes!
She's a brick. . . HOUSE!
Brick House is a gorgeous Nicaraguan puro crafted with a dark, reddish-brown Habano wrapper and a robust blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. The result is a medium to full-bodied smoke that’s rich, flavorful, and smooth. Notes of earth, cedar, pepper, and coffee are complemented by a toasty, slightly sweet finish. Well-made, tasty, and modestly priced.
Brick House received a well-deserved 92-rating and ’Top 25’ cigar honors in 2010. The reviews noted: "It’s hard to beat the bang-for-the-buck factor of the cigar, a $5 Nicaraguan Puro with copious amounts of flavor. It smacks of sweet wood and tea with a toasty aftertaste."
Thursday June 7, 2012 Brick House Cigar bash with Sean Poza from JC Newman! Buy 3 Get 1 Free – Buy a box and get 8 with a Brick House Cap! 3-7pm with raffles and prizes!
Thursday June 14, 2012 Meet Nick Perdomo with great deals on Perdomo cigars. Show your American pride and wear anything with an American Flag on it for Flag Day Discounts! Nick does not come to New England often, so take advantage of his hospitality and get to know the man behind the brand. Fromm seed to shelf, Perdomo cigars is a truly vertically integrated cigar company.
Monday June 18, 2012 Our Second Annual Father’s Day Cigar Dinner! On the patio at Two Steps Downtown Grille, Ives Street, Danbury, CT! 7:00-10:00pm. If you ever wondered what the perfect Father’s Day Gift was, we have it! Join us for a bountiful selection of cigars and the best dinner buffet around. $40pp early bird until 6/7. $50 until 6/14 and $60 at door. Just your cigar bag is worth the money! Stay tuned!
Thursday, June 21, 2012 – Introducing the World Premier of Butthead’s Cigar Workshop Series. Live in Danbury and to the World on Live Webcast featuring a workshop on cigar wrappers hosted by Jose Blanco, world-reknowned blender and VP for Joya de Nicaragua! Limited to 50 in-store guests and 250 web participants. The Lovely Lady of the Stick, Christine Morgan will be joining us with a pregame show talking about her hybrid cigars blends.