Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigar ReviewBy Mariana Heredia
The Ashton Virgin Sun Grown was launched in 1999 to enter the world of full-bodied cigars for the Ashton brand. These cigars, produced in 12 different sizes, were an instant hit. Read this review of the blend and price range before committing to a whole box of Ashton VSG Torpedo cigars!
The VSG Torpedo is a figurado. Torpedos are cigars with a closed foot, a bulging middle, and a head tapered to a fine point. It is 6½ inches long and 55 ring gauge wide at its widest point. Cigars of these sizes typically last about 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours.
The VSG features an oily Ecuadorian wrapper that houses carefully aged Dominican binders and fillers. Notes of earth, cedar, espresso beans, leather, and rich spices dominate the flavor profile.
- Country of origin: Dominican Republic
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
- Sizes: 6½” by 55 ring gauge
- Ratings: 90.1 on Cigar Aficionado
Ashton VSG Torpedo Cigars Price Range
Ashton VSG cigars provide great value for money. These cigars could set you back a few bucks, but loads of unique experiences await you and are worth the price. Each stick costs about $14 on average, and their beautiful box of 24 costs about $330.
Ashton VSG Torpedo Review
When I picked up the giant figurado from my humidor, the smoothness of the stick caught my attention. The wrapper is sheen and oily, with only tiny visible veins. The gold, white, red, and black colors of the band with its minimal floral patterns add to its aesthetics.
The quality of the craftsmanship showed when I ran my hand through the cigar. The pointed tip of the wrapper is expertly rounded. It was well balanced with no hard or soft spots. Notes of coffee beans and earth consumed my senses as I took in a cold draw.
Today, I opted for a low cut because I was craving a more intense smoke. On lightening the cigar, the first third was characterized by an intense burst of flavor. The spices are very pronounced, nuts, damp earth, and a hint of pepper. The full strength of the smoke was noticeable from the get-go. The retrohale was spicy and smooth with some nutty notes.
On progressing to the central section, pepper flavors continued on a background of wood and espresso coffee. Each puff offers something catchy and scintillating.
The final third of the stogie provided a dominant flavor flanked by a short burst of spiciness. Although the intensity of the cigar is now closing out, the flavors still revolve around a core of coffee, spices, and walnut.
The Torpedo gave me an hour and 40 minutes of full-bodied smoke. The intensity of the full-bodied smoke hits one from the get-go. Each passing puff exposes me to more of the scintillating flavor of the VSG.
The Torpedo Ashton Virgin Sun Grown is an excellent cigar. It has a complex and well-balanced flavour, with a ton of evolution throughout the smoking session. The Torpedo size gave me fine control of how intense I wanted the smoke to be. You should give this a try for an evening of full-bodied Ashton greatness.
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