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Stogie Reviews: Ashton Classic Corona

26 Sep 2007

Ashton Classic CoronaAshtonWhenever someone would ask what kind of cigar I prefer, I used to reply, almost automatically, medium- to full-bodied sticks. Lately, though, I’ve been rethinking my preferences. One conclusion I’ve reached is that what I like depends a great deal on the circumstances.

When I want to simply relax and enjoy a cigar, I find more and more that a high-quality mild stick fits the bill. I appreciate the way the cigar repays my attention.

The Ashton Classic Corona is just that sort of cigar. Like every Ashton I’ve smoked, this stick was immaculate, from the exquisite Connecticut shade wrapper to the smooth, creamy smoke. I paid $7 for the five and ½ inch by 44-ring gauge beauty with Dominican filler and binder. It burned slowly for more than an hour and held a tight ash.

To me, the blend was just about perfect. The flavors mixed finely, some just touching the tongue (as with a citrus), while others would linger a while (the case with nuttiness). Smoking slowly and enjoying a cup of coffee proved just the right touches.

If you smoke several cigars a day, this probably isn’t a good one to light late in your rotation. A clear palate undoubtedly helps enjoy the subtlety of this Ashton.

I think every Ashton reviewed here at has been rated highly; this one is no exception. Overall, I really can’t think of anything I’d change. So, I give it a perfect five out of five stogies.

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George E


Drew Estate

23 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Ashton Classic Corona”

  1. George E Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:30 am #

    Adrianna – I paid $7 for this stick. I think that's pretty much the MSRP.

  2. Nelson Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 6:55 am #

    Nothin' like a nice tight ash to set the mood.

    Great review! I'm sold!

  3. furious Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    Great review. I especially like the Ashton Cabinet #3 perfecto. Excellent stick.

  4. Adrianna Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Nice review, George. Sounds like your impressions are not dissimilar from Patrick S’s review of the Sovereign Torpedo.

    What do the Coronas typically run for?

  5. Cigar Jack Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    I hate to admit it but I think the VSG is the only Ashton I've smoked.

  6. Ricky Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11:14 am #

    Ashton Classics are always a great stick. Nice review.

  7. George E Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

    Jack – Give the Classic a try. I think you’ll be pleased.

  8. lucky7 Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    I'm in that spot in my cigar smoking evolution where I've passed mild, and medium barely does it for me. Gotta be medium to full or I'm left feeling I could have had a V8! But George you make this cigar sound sublime. And 5 out of 5. I'm just going to have to try me one.

    Thanks for the review!

  9. George E Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    Lucky7 – Let us know what you think after you smoke one.

  10. rbilyaletdinov Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Хех.. какой-то оффтоп уже начался :)

  11. Scott Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 1:22 am #

    Just smoked an Ashton Classic Corona too. It’s definitely worth a smoke. I found it medium bodied (even just a hint lighter at points), but to my taste all the same. Well rolled, held a good ash, slowly evolving complexity. I’d agree on nutty with a slight touch of spice. The occasional hint of leather brought this cigar into the medium bodied billing. Out of 5, I would give it a 4 (or 4.2 if we must be pedantic!). Worth a light for sure.

  12. мышкин Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 4:14 am #

    Что касается самой темы, то мне кажется что ее актаульность будет известна только через некоторое время.

  13. BaнXeлcинк Friday, June 12, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Вот именно поэтому и иногда не хочется идти вперёд!

  14. Tore Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I've loved this cigar for a while, great size for tasting the subtle wrapper leaf flavors.

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