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My Favorite Drink

What the insiders of the cigar world are sipping this holiday season
By David Savona | From America’s Most Notorious Mobsters, November/December 2020
My Favorite Drink
Portrait by Peter Garritano
The Levin family in Philadelphia at their Ashton Cigar Bar, holding their favorite drinks. From left, Sathya with Tequila, Robert enjoying a fine Scotch and Meera drinking a Tequila cocktail.
he end of any year is always a time for a fine drink, a time when we relax, celebrate and reflect with good libations. The end of a year such as 2020 calls for many of them. Some people pull the cork on a bottle of good wine, others mix up a cocktail and many simply pour a few fingers of well-aged whiskey. But what do famous cigarmakers like to drink? To find out, we reached out to many of the industry’s biggest names to see what we might find in their glasses at the end of a long day, and during a holiday celebration. “Basically I’m a Scotch guy,” says Robert Levin, who owns the Ashton brand and the luxurious Ashton Cigar Bar in his hometown of Philadelphia. …
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