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Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 14 September 2009

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Ashton Puro Sol Churchill

 

The Ashton name is one well known both in the United States and worldwide in the cigar industry for its premium cigars.  The company was formed in 1985 by its founder, Philadelphia’s own Robert Levin, who finally realized his dream of introducing his own line of cigars to the smoking world after several years of experience across various facets of the industry.  Ashton combines fine ingredients along with the aid of the famous Fuente family’s production prowess to provide the cigar enthusiasts with an excellent finished product.

The Ashton Puro Sol line was created by the aforementioned Fuente family.  The cigar derives its name from its sun grown tobacco.  Puro Sol translates to “pure sun” in Spanish.  The Churchill version of the cigar used in this review measures 6.75 x 48.  The Puro Sol Churchill is hand rolled in the Dominican Republic.  It has a filler of Dominican tobacco, and is completed by a Cameroonian wrapper and Dominican binder.  Physically, the Ashton Puro Sol Churchill’s wrapper gives it kind of a dark-but not too dark appearance, with some fine veins running throughout its length, and a bit of oiliness when under light.  The ornate band at the head is the highlight, although some could call it a bit too “busy.”  The name of the cigar is displayed and surrounded by artwork including a crown flanked by a couple of lions using the colors white, gold, red, and black.  A gold sun is also present on the band as a reference to the Puro Sol moniker.  A raw sniff and taste of the cigar unlit give off an earthy/spicy feeling.

The Ashton Puro Sol Churchill has a nice, even burn throughout.  The flavor encountered while smoking is pleasant but nothing overly impressive.  While smoking there are some nice chocolate tones, although the overall taste tends to fluctuate between earthy and spicy.  Its definitely not one of the sweeter/lighter tasting cigars out there.

The Ashton Puro Sol Churchill is a good smoke even if it does nothing much to grab your attention.  It gives off a nice steady burned coupled with flavors that could be bland to some.  The going price for a single is around $9.  If you are an Ashton fan or like a good Cameroonian wrapper the Ashton Puro Sol Churchill is worth a buy.  I give it a rating of 3.25 stars.






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0 # Nice ReviewKevin Fish 2009-09-14 13:09
Nice Review, thanks! Although my one experience with the San Cristobal line was not quite as pleasant as yours. Good cigar but nothing special either. Thanks again.

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