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ASHTON VIRGIN SUN GROWN  TORPEDO

ASHTON VIRGIN SUN GROWN TORPEDO


Ashton Virgin Sun Grown cigars are the original powerhouse cigar. Made by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. for Ashton Distributors Inc., the brand's hallmark is its dark, Sumatra-seed wrappers grown under the perpetually cloudy skies in Ecuador at the foothills of the Andes by one of the legendary names in the tobacco business, the Oliva Tobacco Co. of Tampa, Florida. Ashton VSGs, as they are known, consistently take some of the highest scores in Cigar Aficionado magazine and Cigar Insider newsletter. The Ashton VSG Torpedo is a hefty figurado that stood out in a Cigar Insider vertical brand tasting in April 2009. (The average score for the 10-size brand was an exceptional 90.1 points.) The Torpedo is not as strong as we remembered, but brims with sweet cedar and nutmeg flavors, with a creamy texture. Always dependable, always flavorful.

SCORE
92
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
55 55
STRENGTH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Figurado


Ring Gauge: 55


Length: 6 1/2"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – January 1, 2010


Price: $11.25


More Reviews of this Cigar

90
points
Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2016

88
points
Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014

90
points
Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2013

90
points
Cigar Insider: Sep 24, 2013

87
points
Cigar Insider: Oct 09, 2012

87
points
Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012

89
points
Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2011

89
points
Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011

92
points
Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2010

88
points
Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2009

93
points
Cigar Insider: Apr 07, 2009

93
points
Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2008

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale