Glad to see someone else is on a smoking binge of 'new' cigar other then myself.
Used to smoke several Ashton's a week, back near the turn of the century and a few year beyond. Never Smoked a Perdomo Champagne bigger then the 6x54 Epircure. For the 9th time, the 6x60 will be mine some day. Although 7x54 sounds great. Love the 54-56 ring best, if the cigar is not a torpedo type.
Well my most recent stick differ quit a bit from top shelf Ashton's or Perdomo Champagne.
For a bold, full flavored cigar, #100 Man O War, 10x48 Double Happiness, this one cut in half to provide two 5x48 flavor rockets. A great flavor that is bold but never over powering in any way, such as loud pepper. An awesome 30 minute smoke that ran a mere $1.20 per 5x48!
And it offspring, #101 Man O War Ruination, 10x48 Double Happiness, also clipped perfectly into two 5x48's is similar but more tangy, and spicy that is noticeable. It simply does not taste as balanced as the Man O War line. The Ruination settles down a bit half way through as the spice fades. Still good though, and like it's counter part, is a steal at $1.20 per 5x48. The Double Happiness 10x48, TEN cigar sampler is an excellent deal. These cigars are perfect. The 10x48 Diesel I also halved was great. As was the 5 Vegas Series 'A' 10x48 that I also clipped. The 10x48's that I took on whole were the Double Happiness Connecticut, a solid mild with a good tobacco flavor, the Graycliff G2, another good Connecticut, the Graycliff Turbo, almost as good as the Crystal Limited Edition, and the Gurkha Blue Steel and Red Steel were all great smokes.