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Stogie Reviews: Ashton Cabinet Selection Pyramid

21 Sep 2006

After all the wonderful cigars I have smoked in my short lifetime, I couldn’t believe it when I recently realized I had never lit up an Ashton Cabinet Selection. With this sudden and random insight in mind, I dropped everything and headed to the nearest tobacconist to pick up an Aston Aged Cabinet Pyramid.

This six inches by 52 ring gauge stogie is dressed to impress. The cigar’s smooth and creamy Connecticut Shade wrapper, interesting shape (there’s something sharp about a good torpedo), and decorative black and gold band provided an appropriate preview of the remarkable experience that was to come.

Upon initial lighting, I found the flavors to be much spicier than I expected. Deep toasted clove notes were most prevalent, and the taste was mainly a pleasant interaction between the salty and bitter locales of my palate. I should point out, however, the Dominican Republic binder and filler would have been more balanced and harmonious if it wielded some sweet flavors as well.

One of the many favorable and unique characteristics of this cigar is that its does not get overwhelmingly spicy towards the end of the smoke. As our readers will recall, stogies often become very hot and harsh as the foot of the cigar creeps closer and closer to your mouth. But this Ashton’s taste remained cool and smooth until the final puff.

As far as construction is concerned, I have no complaints. The burn was nice and even and the draw was easy and sure throughout the smoke. And – even though I was outside on a fairly windy afternoon – the cigar lit perfectly with one stroke of a wooden match.

At about $7.50 apiece it’s certainly not cheap, but this cigar is worth every penny. I give the Ashton Aged Cabinet Pyramid an enthusiastic four and ½ out of five stogies.

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Patrick A


5 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Ashton Cabinet Selection Pyramid”

  1. Anonymous Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 5:38 am #

    I also thought this cigar was great. Nice review.

  2. Anonymous Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 10:41 am #

    I don't know what it is, but you can't beat a good torpedo.

  3. JOHN P. Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    I'm smoking one as I type this and I'm with you on the construction and strength. The flavors are spot on, although I do notice some sweetness creating a more balanced smoke. This one has also been aging for 2 years or so, but all in all its a quality smoke.

  4. Martin Monday, August 30, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    I liked this cigar. I had a couple of small cracks in the wrapper but it might have been how my friend traveled with it. I got creamy buttery notes and some spice at the end. The whitest ash I have seen in a long time as well. I would definitely buy again. My full review:

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