Rating – (5) Bullet to the Head
Strength – (2-3) Demi
Vitola – Divino 6.25×52
Price – $9-10
Drink – Ginger Ale
I have always wanted to give these a try and I have had pretty high expectations for them, since they are from Ashton. This is a very smooth cigar with an excellent draw to it. I had to say it but it did have some coffee flavors throughout the whole smoke, makes me wish I would have been drinking a coffee with this cigar actually. I did rate this cigar lower due to the price of this cigar. I feel like this is more of a $6-7 cigar and for the $10 they are asking for it, I have a ton more options to go with. It was a very enjoyable cigar and I would like to try more from the same line but, I guess I was expecting more out of this cigar, with the price point and the Ashton name behind it.
The new Ashton Symmetry Prism
Drink: Starbucks Salted Caramel Frappuccino and Sprite
Rating: Arnold’s Governorship
So I picked this cigar up a few days ago and have been waiting to give it a try. I had a nice steak dinner with the family and headed over to Stogies to see how this one turns out.
Great start to this cigar to me it feels a lot like a VSG but maybe a little stronger. About halfway through and it’s really a pretty strong cigar, it has some spice to it but very VSG like still. So Mo called in the middle of this smoke, fortunately it gave me a little break from it cause the 2nd half took a turn for the worse. This smoke has a harsh flavor to it that I can’t place yet. I am still powering through it though.
Mo’s empty throne.
The cigar picked up towards the end again but is very inconsistent with its flavors. It has a little pretzel flavor mixed in with the harshness, which is very good but not enough to make this one a superb smoke. So I spoke too soon, this cigar went from bad to worse quick. I actually had to end up just putting it out. I am going to give the others I bought a little time in the humidor and see if that helps any.
Cigar: Ashton VSG
Drink: Mountain Dew and Monster
Cigar Rating: Expendables
One of our friends (Big Jim) called me up for a lunch smoke that I couldn’t pass up this morning.
We met up at the Tobacco Pouch did a walk through of the humidor and I decided to go with the ol trusty Ashton VSG. The lounge here is one of the best I have ever been to. Very comfortable leather chairs some dominos and a TV, simple set up but perfect for a good smoke and conversation
After we got passed the normal “how was your week” greeting we started to get into the good stuff that makes up our normal Seinfeld episode conversation about nothing
So Big Jim started talking about some TV shows that he was into now and got cut off pretty quick when someone else joined the room talking about the possible Ebola patient here in Tulsa. Conversation took an interesting turn to talking about cell phones and the older gentleman in the room piped in when overhearing our conversation about his new cigar shop locator app.
Conversation quickly went back to cigars again and what everyone was smoking what everyone had seen at the shops around town. Here in Tulsa we counted up and have 14 cigar shops to pick from.
We finished up our conversation about nothing once again. The crowd in the shop was mostly older gentleman getting off of work early on Friday. This is not our normal crowd to hang out with but made for some interesting chatter.
Finished up my Ashton VSG and headed to lunch. The cigar is one of my favorites and always a good go to cigar for me. I would put it in my top 10 favorite cigars ever and would recommend it to anyone liking a slightly stronger cigar then the average.
Mo – I’m with Drew, VSG is a great cigar if you’re looking for something that is not knock you on your ass strong, but where you won’t feel like you’re smoking a vapor cigarette either. If you like the VSG, I would recommend the Presidente Don Carlos, both in the $13/stick range and worth every penny.