San Cristobal Cigars
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San Cristobal

Ashton's finest, and most highly anticipated release....ever.

After 2 years of careful blending and planning, San Cristobal has come to fruition. Skillfully handmade by Jose 'Don Pepin' Garcia, a Cuban expatriate who is quickly becoming the biggest star in the industry, San Cristobal is a luxurious cigar built for the achieved palate. It all starts in the black, fertile soils of Nicaragua. Here, the leathery, Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper used for San Cristobal is born, as well the blend's rich mixture of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers. Carefully balanced and patiently aged, these hand-selected tobaccos present a rich, earthy smoke with complex notes of toasted wood, roasted nuts, coffee, and sweet spices. Indeed, San Cristobal is a sophisticated cigar one must truly take the time to savor.

San Cristobal received an amazing 93-point rating, which commented: "This dark churchill has a pointed, torpedo-like cap. The first draws load the palate with spice, nutmeg, and cherry flavors. A very rich and balanced smoke. Body: Full"

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Clasico (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 22In Stock$190.30
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Clasico (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
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Coloso (Gordo) (6.7"x62)
Box of 21In Stock$220.50
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Coloso (Gordo) (6.7"x62)
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Fabuloso (torpedo) (6.1"x52)
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Fabuloso (torpedo) (6.1"x52)
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Guajiro (pigtail) (Lancero/Panatela) (6.6"x46)
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Guajiro (pigtail) (Lancero/Panatela) (6.6"x46)
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Maestro (perfecto) (6.0"x60)
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Monumento (churchill) (7.2"x49)
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Monumento (churchill) (7.2"x49)
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Papagayo (gordo) (5.7"x55)
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Papagayo (gordo) (5.7"x55)
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Papagayo XXL (gordo) (6.0"x60)
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Papagayo XXL (gordo) (6.0"x60)
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Supremo (toro) (6.0"x50)
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Supremo (toro) (6.0"x50)
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Overall Rating4.73 out of 5 Based on 48 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “San Cristobal”

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5 out of 5
Best cigar I've ever smoked.
This is my favorite cigar. Perfect burn, perfect draw, beautiful construction. Notes of cocoa, leather, spice. If I could only smoke one cigar for the rest of my life this would without question be the one.
5 out of 5
1st time
Wow is all I can say! These are a great stick not usually a chuchhill guy but really enjoyed this one. Will buy again
5 out of 5
Great smoking cigar!
Great smoking cigar!
4 out of 5
Excellent smoke for the price
Excellent smoke for the price . Burns perfectly , Great robust flavor .
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I love this cigars and buy them box after box.
5 out of 5
A truly great smoke.
It’s rich but smooth, just a touch of pepper. It is the one cigar I do not want a drink with because this one, for me, stands on its own. I have been smoking this cigar for about seven years. A friend introduced me to them and that box was nearly ten years old! I always have some in the humidor and savor every one.
5 out of 5
One of my husband’s favorites
4 out of 5
A great tasting, good burning,
A great tasting, good burning, reliable cigar. Exactly what you'd expect at the price point.
5 out of 5
Great cigar slow even burn
Great cigar slow even burn this cigar is amouthful of smoke but is also smooth but not harsh. Try & you will be satisfied . You will rush & order more.
5 out of 5
new favorite
great flavor, excellent draw.
5 out of 5
A Great Cigar
Nice deep, yet smooth smoke - burns well - favor very good!
5 out of 5
Don Pepin Garcia and Nicaragua make the perfect match
This is an excellent cigar!! For several years I have been selecting sampler packs from different places looking for a cigar that really stood out in flavor. From the first few draws after lighting my first San Cristobal I knew I found it. I tend to smoke the darker cigar anyways but by far this label stood out immediately. It has a nice little punch that darker cigars have with a nice little spicy tingle.
5 out of 5
Great pic
Great pic
5 out of 5
Always a great Cigar
One of my fav's when I want a great box of cigars at what I think is a great price.
5 out of 5
Consistent burn, nice draw, and
Consistent burn, nice draw, and great flavor, everything you want in a cigar.
5 out of 5
A truly excellent cigar with notes of cedar, expresso, and dark chocolate. Smooth, med-full strength, great draw and burn. I smoke then to a nub!
4 out of 5
San Cristobol Papa XXL
Excellent construction and draw. Not entirely sweet enough for my taste but would do again👍
5 out of 5
First Class
I haven't smoked anything else for a long time.
5 out of 5
Enjoyable smoke
Just smoked this cigar yesterday. Great flavors, well made, and burned nicely. Will definitely buy again.
4 out of 5
Amazing smoke!
5 out of 5
Louisiana Review
Cigars are fresh, prices are fair.
5 out of 5
Top notch cigars. Wish you
Top notch cigars. Wish you had some Hemingway’s in stock.
5 out of 5
la aroma de cuba...san cristobal
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar.
Starts out with a kick and then an inch into the smoke, it's a smooth as silk.
1 out of 5
I love San Cristobal, but the last two orders I have received 3 out of the five cigars crack and split.
4 out of 5
not 2 bad
not 2 bad
5 out of 5
very good
5 out of 5
It is by far the best full flavored cigar I have ever tasted that is smooth, great tasting, burns perfect, smells great, and no harsh after taste. It taste great during and after you are done smoking it. It's the best stick, and it's stands side by side with any Padron stick I have smoked. It is my new go to stick.
5 out of 5
One of the best!
I'm not up to the task of referencing hints of cedar, nuts and the like. Instead, I will simply say that for a fan of full-bodied cigars, this one is a treat for me. Too pricey for everyday, but certainly a treat.
5 out of 5
San Cristobal Monumento
3 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke, not amazing but good.
5 out of 5
The product is wonderful and shipping was on time.
5 out of 5
Coloso goodness
Enjoyed these cigars. I will definitely buy them again.
4 out of 5
Always been one of my favorite smoke,Great cigar smoke several different sizes in the past but the papagayo is by far in my opinion the best for this blend... Will definitely purchase a box.
5 out of 5
fine cigar
nice flavor, burns evenly, stays lit.....a great smoke
5 out of 5
San Cristobal Papagayo XXL
This cigar is definitely one of my favorites! Full bodied, spicy, with a hint of sweet! Great 90 minute + pure pleasure smoke!
5 out of 5
DPG does it again
My favorite ashton don pepin one of the best blenders in the business. Expensive yes but you get what you pay for here. Strong and smooth with lots of flavor. I have smoked quite a few and have yet to smoke one that wasn't perfect. It's all there flavor, burn, construction. DPG is a master and it really shows on this one!
5 out of 5
My new favorite!
My new favorite! Mellow, smooth, flavorful smoke with a good draw and even burn.
5 out of 5
CI Nails It
Extremely Fast Turnaround on all the orders I’ve ever placed. Selection far better than any of the competitors. Good price. What else are you looking for
5 out of 5
Even though I've never seen them on sale, I have to rate S.C. 5 stars. Perfect draw, burn, and construction and a unique, absolutely delicious flavor from the first puff until the last. For me, it's money well spent. They're just that good.
5 out of 5
Huge investment
The San Cristobal Coloso is a meaningful investment in time and money, but rewards anyone willing to carve out space for its enjoyment. It's a beautifully constructed big boy, that draws evenly and smooth. Don't light up if dinner is expected in the next 45 minutes; savor it after your meal, with coffee and cognac.
5 out of 5
One of the finer surprises in the Cigar world.
My favorite and one of the most pleasing cigars I ever smoked. One of the finer surprises in the Cigar world.
5 out of 5
Very good cigar
Very good cigar
4 out of 5
Every thing good
Every thing good
5 out of 5
San Cristobal is a great cigar
a great cigar
5 out of 5
Great Service!
Quick and easy to order on-line, cigars showed up in a few days!
Customer Testimonials
Hubby loved them! Lots of flavor; quality cigar for the money!
PC of Millville, NJ
Chewy, smooth, and beyong delicious! A 6.6 x 46 hangs between my lips as I type this love note about a cigar that tastes like magic! Notes of leather yum, toasted wood, coffee, and sweet spice, including hints of cherry and nutmeg. Wow! Dear fellow colleagues, this lancero is a perfect path after a long and tideous day. The wind down has made me one happy aficionado!
TM of Keizer, OR
I got a 5-pack of Supremos (toro) 3 months ago. I've been wanting to try these for quite a while, especially after seeing the unanimous positive reviews. Smoked my 1st one today and was both surprised and impressed by this cigar. Surprised because it's not the DPG spice bomb like My Father or even the mellower Flor de Las Antillas. I expected a similar experience with this, but when I sparked it up what I tasted was almost a classic maduro profile, very smooth and little spice. I say almost because there was something else besides the maduro flavor I couldn't quite pin down. About a third of the way in, the flavor changes, becoming more full-bodied and a bit more spicy, progressively building more intensity as I smoked it further and further. I was most impressed with the last couple inches, just about the most flavorful cigar I've ever had, all the while remaining quite smooth and never harsh or hot. Smoked it down to less than 1/2 inch and regretfully put it out, wanting the experience to go on and on. Will most definitely be buying more of these in the future (hopefully on a sale price - they are a bit costly) but are good enough that I would pay regular price if I have to. Awesome cigar.
TS of Elkhart, IN
The name fits! The flavor fits too. A beatifully constructed cigar with a great taste. It is very meaty and smooth in aroma and taste.
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Found three of these robustos in the bottom of my goto humi. Been there for at least two years since I remember thinking they weren't special ROTT. With a little age SC has gone to the top 10 list. These are excellent with even burn, tight ash and great flavor. Ordering the box and watching CI for their special so I can really load up.
This cigar is in the top 5 on my favorites. I don't see it being knocked off anytime soon.
JW of Bowling Green, FL
A very well constructed cigar, burned flawlessly. I had one on the 4th, worth the 10$ per price tag.
EF of Valdez, AK
I have two top-of-the-list faves: San Cristobal & La Flor de las Antillas. Now, the SC is just incredible. Delicious, well constructed, consistent. Liked them so much, I gave a few to a friend. It is now his all-time favorite cigar (he prefers the robusto) and that is all he smokes. SC is addictive! If you haven't tried 'em yet, DO SO SOON!
RH of Hungry Horse, MT
Very good smoke.
Wow what a cigar! I got a 5 pack of the monumento. This is a flavorful, transitional smoke. Consistent sweet hay, earth, deep tobacco & slight cocoa with a little sweetness in the first half. Then it hits its stride. Then the espresso takes the forefront. It does not drown out the other flavors however. Nice balance to this stick. Perfect draw, nice burn & excellent smoke output. Beautiful construction. This a fine cigar. Word to the wise. It likes a nice long draw. Don't get in a hurry with this one. Put aside at least 2 hrs, take your time & let it take you away. Highly recommended.
JR of ennis, TX
Very easy to light. Excellent construction, draw and burn. Heavy smoke output that is creamy and oily on palate. Mild to medium strength with medium to full flavors. Flavors of sweet, dark fruit, earthy coffee and molasses with a sweet, leathery, medium length finish. Very rich flavored cigar with no spice and easy to smoke.
Excellent smoke, great taste even burn, nice aroma
I like the big ring. Got the 6x60. Smoooooth 2 hour cigar. Easy to smoke. No bite. Construction, burn, look, feel, cool, .....get your own box!!!!!
i know this cigar is a tad pricey for some. however it is well worth it. Just a very smooth flavorful smoke. enjoy!
NB of Maryville, TN
I have been purchasing San Cristobal Classico for some time now and I have to say that this is my favorite smoke. The fragrance is earthy and leathery out of the wrapper and the feel is comfortable and warm. I have never had one of these that had anything other than a perfect draw, which is very important to me; I mean, who wants to work that hard? Not with this smoke. Perfect draw, nice even burn and then those wonderful earth and leather tones along with a hint of oak makes this a wonderful puff with a good bourbon or scotch. This is a full-bodied, beautiful smoke and I would recommend these to anyone.
If your looking for a great smooth full flavor, this is the one!
Amazing, full bodied smoke! I normally stray from cigars touted as full body, but seeing an Ashton creation gave me the comfort to try them. I ordered a couple five packs of the Robusto. Nice, dark, oily wrapper and great construction. What really excited me is how bold they were, but smooth at the same time. I in no way got that heavy buzzed feeling that can keep you in your seat for a while after you finish the stogie. Just a high quality, flavorful, and well constructed cigar. This is a must try for anyone who is not sure about the bolder cigars. If you stick with high quality like San Cristobal or LaAroma De Cuba, you can't go wrong!
CC of Vacaville, CA
out of the wrapper this Cigar smells like candy. So full of flavor. What a rare smoke. Two thumbs up
DH of Ridgeland, MS
One top notch cigar, the San Cristobal is a rich, smooth, full-bodied smoke; very consistent in flavor. Construction and burn are excellent. I tried the perfecto and it surpassed all my expectations.
CC of Norton, MA
Yes yes, smooth like butter, complex with coffee and chocolate. Believe it or not some guy in the Bahamas told me to try having an Almond Joy candy bar and a root beer while smoking this cigar. Try it, it's Nirvana!!
I was playing craps in Las Vegas, doing pretty well and I told my wife to get me a cigar "What cigar?" "I don't know, I'm on a streak here, just get me something rich looking". A few minutes later she came back with this heavy figurado with a San Cristobal ring on it. I fired it up, still playing and it was hideous, acrid and hot. I thought - well those are the breaks and kept winning intending to put the cigar out but... well you know us smokers, we always have hopes and so I sipped at the smoke thinking it would maybe get better. Then it did. It got GREAT, at 1 inch it was one of the most fantastic cigars I had ever had - all memory of those first few puffs were washed away. That cigar was so good that I pulled down my bets, took my chips and went to a bar so I could devote my full attention to my new found smokey friend. This is one of the few truely remarkable cigars I have come across in 20 years of smoking.
GM of Yucaipa, CA
Smoked a San Cristobal.....I've already ordered more. All i will say is "WOW!", what a cigar.
VB of San Francisco, CA
I'm not going to wow you with the ability my palate has in coming up with all of these flavors. The truth is, when it comes to the San Cristobal, my vocabulary just can't come up with the words to describe this wonderful cigar. It is a master piece worthy to be framed, and displayed in a Smithsonian Museum. It has a bold full flavor that burns slow and even for a good hour with the Churchill. The taste is remarkable, and I tip my hat to the person who put these different tobaccos together. This is one of the best, if not the best cigar I have ever smoked. Not to sound boastful, but I have smoked more cigars than I can remember, some from Cuba. If I had the ability/money, I would send every person who read this review a San Cristobal. If I'm wrong on the quality, then do nothing. If I'm right, then send back the cost of the one cigar. I'm more than certain that those who are honest would be paying me back. At least purchase a 5 pack of these, then you will know what I'm trying to say.
DM of Taylor, MI
I have smoked many brands. The San Cristobal and Viaje Oro are my favorites. It started with a prelight draw of barnyard with a touch of honey. First third was zesty spice and cherries with black moist earth. This continued with the cherries and honey moving in and out. Until about half way when a very smooth well aged tobacco taste moved in a bold yet refined way and finished that way gaining some strength in the final third. Long finish with an enjoyable aroma and aftertaste.
PW of Rosedale, IN
What a great smoke.........heavy in the hand and very mild in the begining. Through the first third the tobacco was very well defined with a hint of coffee and sweetness. It only gets better after that. Got this in a sampler and let it rest in the humi for three months before trying it. The other one will wait for another three......If I can help myself!!!! A sure order for more for special occasions. The "Don" can't be stopped!!!!
KR of Wilmington, DE
The Buddha's first encounter with nirvana came while smoking a San Cristobal. True story.
RF of Bettendorf, IA
A very fine cigar witch is suitable for a special occasion. A real class act!
GM of Belchertown, MA
All I can say about this work of art by "DPG" Be prepared to burn your fingertips and singe your mustache, the "San Cristobal" is that good!!
BW of Hamilton, OH
11 years ago I was an occasional cigar smoker, enamoured of premium mild stogies, such as the 898, Licenciados, etc. I quit smoking cigars until 14 months ago, and when I kicked it back into gear, I stumbled across cigars crafted by one Don Jose "Pepin" Garcia. Long story short, I became a Pepin advocate rather quickly, and have spent the last 14 months sampling his wares, from his work with Pete Johnson at Tatuaje to Ernie and Eric at EO (whoops, I mean Rocky Patel now) and more. I recently ordered the "Best of Pepin Sampler," and thought that his blue series was the cat's ass due. Well, I was wrong. I could not wait for my first San Cristobal, and a scant one day after it arrived (not much of a sleep in my humi, eh?), i smoked the Clasico vitola. Bottom line: I never knew a perfect draw until now. The smoke is voluminous (like Oliva Serie V), but as good as the Oliva is, it cannot hold a candle to what I am smoking as I write this. HOLY CRAP. this is the best cigar I have ever smoked, and that is ONE DAY after receiving the shipment. I am getting close to burning my fingers, and I will keep smoking it as the flavors are the best Pepin product I have ever tasted. Kudos to Ashton for having the foresight to resurrect this cigar with Pepin's oversight. Wow.
KS of Titusville, FL
To AD of Rochester, NY.....You are 100 percent on point saying the 2 cigars you have to smoke are the Oliva V and the San Cristobal. What awesome smokes these are. I must say that CI truly cares about delivering great service and prices to their customers. I have enjoyed every experience I have had with CI and will remain a customer for life!
CH of Ludington, MI
I've been smoking cigars for nearly 20 years now. On a friend's suggestion I gave these a try for the first time while at a local B&M the other day (had to buy from them since it was darned cold so I was using their cigar lounge). Anyway, I'm sorry I waited so long. I'll be ordering a box soon. Very sophisticated flavors, strong bodied but not harsh in any way. Very smooth. It was also my first perfecto. I absolutely loved this cigar, in fact, it may be the best cigar I've ever had!
JG of Annapolis, MD
Another stroke of absolute genius by Don Pepin. This is the most sophisticated full-bodied smoke I have ever tried. It doesn't just stimulate your palatte it expands your mind in every direction just trying to keep up with all the different flavor profiles as it burns from foot to nub. I highly recommend the toro size, though I'm sure they're all fabulous, the toro provides the right combination of complexity and heat to make the perfect cigar. Don't just light this one up for the heck of it: really take your time and appreciate all that it has to offer. This is the ultimate expression of Pepin's blending genius, IMHO, and I've tried and loved almost everything he's ever made.
SS of Portland, OR
Buy this. Smoke this. Love this. I know people say this all the time, and everybody's taste buds are different but ... cuban.... thats all I'm sayin'.
EK of Rahway, NJ
San Cristobal is a wonderful smoke. Extremely flavorful, excellent burn down to the nub.
CS of Rock Springs, WY
This was given to me from a non cigar smoker. Never heard of it until today. A very pleasant smoke. Consistant right down to the nub. Very good aroma. Pretty even burn..... Excellent construction. Good draw and plenty of smoke. Yes I said thanks to that non cigar smoker two more times.
FS of Middle , MD
The SC is a good solid smoke period.
SB of E. Taunton, MA
Great cigar,the taste is fantastic!!!Always keep some in the humi.Great price from C.I you cant go wrong!!
MK of moulton, AL
I got these in a DPG sampler (robusto)… In a word… Exquisite! Smooth as silk, but enough spice and strength changes to be delightfully complex. Construction and burn… perfect! This cigar is easily placed in my top 5 smokes, period. I will be buying a box of these.
BN of Zion, IL
This is a full-bodied cigar with beautiful construction. The cigar burns evenly with a nice ash and absolutely no flaking. It's pleasant cigar best enjoyed after a meal.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
You think they're good now? Try letting them nap for a year in cedar. Holy cow.
AW of Prescott, AZ
If you like full bodied cigars, there are 2 smokes you must try. ( The Oliva V, and San Cristobal).
AD of Rochester, NY
I've hunted from store to store for a San Cristobal & was unable to find any until I purchased it from this site. When it came it, I took a nice long look at it before retiring it to my humidor. The opportunity to smoke it came a few days later when I was able to sit & relax for about an hour or so. I was skeptical on how it would taste because I enjoy a mild Ashton or Montecristo White cigar & didn't know what to expect from the corojo wrapper. Immediately upon lighting it, I could tell that this was going to be a great hour of cigar & RNR. This is one of Ashton's finest Cigars. Maybe my new favorite from Ashton. This cigar was sweet, creamy, nutty & spicy. A very mild to medium taste that takes its time with you. The blend was so enjoyable, I immediately went online & ordered more while I was still lit up. I only bought 5 to test them out. Now I only hope those 5 make it until the new ones come it. Try this cigar, you and your palate will be quite pleased with the results.
JF of Milltown, NJ
The Robusto was phenomenal (San Cristobal). The first third started off spicy, and very full bodied with hints of cocoa. The rest was mellowed a bit but extremely smooth and full of flavor. Construction on this cigar is absloutly top notch. The burn equally as impressive. A close look at the gorgeous wrapper let's you know how special this cigar is. What do you get when you mix a Don Pepin Cigar with and Ashton flare and flavor? A masterpiece! A+
GT of San Jose, CA

San Cristobal

Steve R

The first few months leading up to each RTDA include a massive influx of hype, whispers, ratings, reviews, and of course excitement. Each year, several cigars remain the focal point throughout the show. Whether they’re from CAO, Felipe Gregorio, Perdomo, or Rocky Patel...these are the cigars we’re all waiting to try. And so we hit the show floors with burned-out palates, ready to purchase all the cigars you, as an enthusiast, open our catalog hoping to find.

During this time, it’s easy for a cigar to fall short of our clouded, manipulated expectations. Today’s cigar makers are doing amazing things with tobacco, and we expect a lot out of them. This does not mean the cigar is ‘bad’ or undeserving of praise, but we often need to re-evaluate a cigar with an open mind in order to truly appreciate what it has to offer. On the other hand, some cigars are winners out of the gates. Such is the case with San Cristobal.

San Cristobal is a collaboration between Ashton and Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia. It hails from Pepin’s Nicaraguan factory, and is comprised entirely of Nicaraguan tobaccos, including a dark Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. Each cigar is fitted with a triple-cap in true Cuban fashion, and sports traditional sizes with a few extras betwixt.

The cigar is crafted well. Heavy in the hand, no soft spots, top-notch wrappers, and perfectly applied caps. Throughout the burn, I pick up a mixed bag of complex flavors. It opens with a robust, spiceness and morphs into a rich smoke with various notes of cedar, nuts, cocoa, and coffee. There’s even a little saltiness to the cigar that somehow fits. The flavors are smooth and balanced, hitting different parts of my palate as I roll the smoke around the inside of my mouth, and each puff finishes with a long aftertaste that hits the back of my palate in a bold, yet crisp manner. The flavors are pronounced, yet far from overwhelming, and manage to keep my mind off the full-bodied nature of the tobaccos at play. The aroma is that of sweet wood. The ash burns white and firm.

Try it.