Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Cigars ReviewBy Mariana Heredia
Having been featured on the Top 19 Cigars list by Cigar Aficionado on multiple occasions, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol is simply intriguing. The brand gets its name from the sun, as the cigar is loaded exclusively with sun-grown tobacco. Read this review of the blend and price range before committing to a whole box of Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Cigars!
With a portfolio that features mellow cigars like the Ashton Classic and full-bodied ones like the VSG. The Heritage Puro Sol sits in between the spectrum. Bridging the gap between the beginner-friendly creaminess of the classics with the intense smoke of the VSGs.
Loosely translated into Ashton Heritage Pure Sun, this blend is loved by experts. It features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper grown by Tampa’s Oliva Tobacco Co. This wrapper is carefully stuffed with binders and fillers sun grown tobacco from the Fuente family farm.
- Country: Dominican Republic
- Strength: Medium-Full
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano wrapper
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
- Rating: 92 on Cigar Aficionado
- Size: 5 distinct shapes and sizes
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Price Range
For a cigar featured multiple times on the Top 10 of Cigar Aficionado’s Top cigars, the Puro Sol provides good value for money. A box of 25 comes in at around the $280 mark. A single cigar is $11 on average.
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol cigar review
For this review, I have decided to treat myself to the 7 inches by 52 Double Corona. The Puro Sol spots a clay-colored wrapper. The body had a firm consistency with no soft spot. Veins are few and, when present, have a refined feel. The distinctive white, red, and gold band adds to the allure of the stick. The foot had aromas of cinnamon and barnyard.
After lightening up this stick, the notes of cinnamon and barnyard I picked up earlier became more pronounced. The draw was ideal with great airflow. The first few puffs revealed added notes of hickory, earth, and walnut. The retro-hale was smooth and slightly earthy.
The middle third was dominated by notes of walnut, leather, and barnyard. Around the middle, I picked up hints of bay leaf and molasses. The ash is grey-whitish, and it holds perfectly for about ¾ of an inch.
In the final third, the smoke got more intense. Although, it did not get bitter at any time. The home run presented a carnival of flavors to my palettes with notes of caramel, cacao, and rosewood. This smoking experience lasted about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Puro Sol is a great medium cigar that beginners trying to step out of the mild cigars range could give a try. For the veterans, it’s perfect for relaxation after your lunch. You could also pair it with your favorite rum or scotch.
About Cigar Country
Established in 2000, Cigar Country has risen to the position of Dominican Republic’s premier Tobacconist and Cigar Expert. Dedication, passion, and amazing customer service make us the default place to buy from either on a visit to DR or online. With a vast portfolio of premium cigars and accessories like cutters, lighters, and humidors, we have kept our customers coming back for more than 2 decades. Moreover, we offer the best prices in the market with our price match policy. Cigar Country guarantees you premium cigars from the factory to your doorstep, in perfect condition.