There are some outstanding non Cuban cigars on the market today in 2017. With over 30 of these cigars rating over 90+ I can see why this is such a great time to be a cigar lover.
One stogie that stood out from the crowd was the Ashton cigar known as the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Belicoso No. 1 and it passed the 4 main criteria for being a top rated cigar. Those who rated the Ashton cigar used the following to come up with its final score.
1.Appearance and Structure – 15 points
2-3.Flavor and Smoking (quality of draw, texture of smoke, etc.) – 25 points each.
4.Overall impression or level of enjoyment, of the cigar Remaining 35 points.
Tasting Note: Crafted with a blunted tip, this figurado showcases notes of spicy leather, chocolate-covered raisins and sweet tea. There is a pleasant minerality on the finish.
- Body: Medium-Full
- Size: Figurado
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Length: 5 1/4″
- Filler: Dom. Rep.
- Binder: Dom. Rep.
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Price: $11.20
Greg Elam – Senior Content Writer - Windy City Cigars