Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Cabinet Selection No. 8
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
49 49
Tasting Note
This cigar has a nice cap, with good color and oils, but the draw is firm. It’s bready and chewy, with a touch of spice, but it lacks depth. Medium bodied.
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 49
Length 7"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2006
Price $10.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2019 | Score: 90

Woody and nutty in character, this large cigar draws and burns evenly, forming a flaky ash. It also takes on some notes of cedar and a touch of leather.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2010 | Score: 89

Golden brown with impressive oils to the wrapper. It's a dry, mild- to medium-bodied smoke with light woody notes and feint traces of lemon zest.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 20, 2006 | Score: 87

The wrapper on this cigar is shiny and golden. Toasty, woody flavors and a light cinnamon spice note precede the short finish. A mellow smoke overall.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2003 | Score: 89

Attractive and tawny colored, and well made. It has a fine draw with a lovely aroma. The cigar has some sweetness, with a touch of pepper and a woody finish. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 84

A silky wrapper with some rough spots. The draw and burn are inconsistent. The mild smoke has a hint of cream, with a black coffee flavor and a note of vanilla.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 87

An oily cigar that burns and draws well. It's creamy, spicy and woody.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2000 | Score: 85

This woody, spicy cigar has syrupy, fruity notes. Very Inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 88

A very nice Connecticut shade cigar. It is smooth tasting with an excellent balance. The cigar has a creamy texture, and a light nutty character.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 88

A mild-to-medium bodied cigar. There are good flavors of spices with an earthy component. The finish is a little dry.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1997 | Score: 88

This dark brown cigar is seeping with oils. It has a firm draw, with flavors of sweet spices and sweet plums, along with some dry notes. A mild- to medium-bodied cigar with a pleasant finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1996 | Score: 87

This is a medium-bodied cigar with a creamy taste and some pleasant herbal qualities. It has an excellent draw.

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