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Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 31 January 2011

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ashtonashton esg 21 year salute


The flavor in the ESG 21 Year Salute is about as complex as you could hope for. From start to finish, the cigar churns out varying flavors to keep your senses entertained. Some sweetness is first detected, and it's followed by mellow spice. Halfway through, cedar and earth appear. The last third consists of leather and some rich chocolate. The cigar seems to be more medium than full-bodied, and is not too strong.

Ashton was not lying when they promised that this was a complex cigar. The flavors are outstanding, and there's never a dull moment to be had. The cigar looked great as well and only had minor burn issues. The main problem with the ESG line is its cost. A single 21 Year Salute sells for around $18, depending on where you shop. At that price point, it's not really an everyday cigar. Then again, it is a limited production cigar with a rare wrapper. Don't get me wrong, it's hard to beat the ESG's complexity, but there are other cigars that are cheaper and just as good. Even Ashton's Virgin Sun Grown (VSG) line might be a better pick. Still, if you are an Ashton fan looking to try all of the brand's cigars, the ESG is worth a try for a special occasion. It also comes in boxes of 25.

The Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute earns a rating of 3.25 out of four stars.

5 Vegas Miami Robusto

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According to 5 Vegas, its Miami line is its most prized release to date. The brand's Miami cigars were originally produced in small batches and given out at small events. While the brand hoped to release the Miami line for public consumption, its production limitations stopped that from happening. Finally, with the help of Don Pepin Garcia, the Miami line was produced and distributed to online and brick and mortar stores across the country.

The 5 Vegas Miami Robusto measures 5 x 50. The Miami line also comes in the following sizes: the 4 ½ x 44 Petite Corona, the 4 ½ x 60 Knuckle, the 6 x 48 Toro, the 6 x 52 Shaggy Toro, the 6 1/8 x 52 Torpedo, and the 7 x 48 Churchill. The Shaggy Toro is the most limited of the bunch, and it comes from Miami, while the other sizes come from Nicaragua. The cigar's filler is a blend of Dominican Cuban Seed and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobaccos. The binder is also Nicaraguan, and a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper tops things off. The Miami line supposedly packs a bit of a punch, and is listed as being full-bodied.






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0 # RE: Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute Review and the 5 Vegas Miami Robusto Reviewbrenda 2011-11-30 07:48
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