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San Cristobal

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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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Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Clasico (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
New
Box of 24
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$238.80
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$214.99
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Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Clasico (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$49.25
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$47.99
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Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Supremo (Toro) (6.0"x50)
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Box of 24
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$252.00
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$226.99
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Toro
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Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
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Nicaragua
Flavored
False
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False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
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Toro
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Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
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Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Supremo (Toro) (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5
Only 2 Left
$51.75
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$49.99
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Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
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Torpedo
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Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
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Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
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Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Fabuloso (Torpedo) (6.1"x52)
Box of 24
In Stock
$237.99
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Torpedo
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Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
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Torpedo
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Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Fabuloso (Torpedo) (6.1"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$54.00
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$52.99
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Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Papagayo XXL (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 24
In Stock
$264.00
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$243.99
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Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Papagayo XXL (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
Only 5 Left
$55.00
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$53.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Coloso (Gordo) (6.8"x62)
Box of 24
In Stock
$255.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Coloso (Gordo) (6.7"x62)
Pack of 5
Only 4 Left
$56.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Monumento (Churchill) (7.2"x49)
New
Box of 24
In Stock
$294.00
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$264.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Monumento (Churchill) (7.2"x49)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$60.00
| save $1.01
$58.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano,  Habano,  Oscuro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.52 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 29 Ratings
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4 out of 5
Consistan until the end
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4 out of 5
overall a nice even burn, good rich flavor
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4 out of 5
Good smoke
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4 out of 5
Good solid smoke - excellent draw and beautiful wrapper leaf.
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5 out of 5
San Cristobal always a great cigar.
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5 out of 5
The San Cristobal robusto is a very smooth and mild flavored robusto. The 93 rating is well deserved and an argument can be made for 94. I would highly recommend this smoke to those who don’t really care for an extra peppery robusto. It smokes like a Toro and is a very pleasant experience. I will definitely order more of these.
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5 out of 5
First class smoke.
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5 out of 5
These cigars are quite pleasant, woody and earthy with no trace of bitterness. But even more pleasant was the relationship with Cigars International, my favorite supplier of New World cigars. My initial order didn’t arrive (I suspect porch pirates looking for a cellphone or something) and Cigars International replaced the order immediately. The cigars are very well packaged with lots of protection and I couldn’t be happier with my order.
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4 out of 5
Dried fruit and nuts
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5 out of 5
Smokes and tastes like a super premium.
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4 out of 5
This cigar smokes smooth, the flavor is tasty, with a hint of earthiness. Service in delivery was a little off, but the cigar was well worth the extra wait.
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4 out of 5
Smooth comfortable cigar will buy again
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5 out of 5
Perfect for after dinner. This is a beautifully constructed powerhouse. Plenty of spice especially the last third.
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5 out of 5
A very inexpensive quality cigar. Seems it would cost more as the premium brands. A very mellow smoke like I prefer. I'm not into harsh strong smokes
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3 out of 5
SC is a good brand which I had enjoyed for a number of years. This cigar is a solid OK. I did not feel I spent my money wisely with this one.
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5 out of 5
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.
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5 out of 5
Wow is all I can say! These are a great stick not usually a chuchhill guy but really enjoyed this one. Will buy again
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5 out of 5
Great smoking cigar!
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5 out of 5
Just smoked this cigar yesterday. Great flavors, well made, and burned nicely. Will definitely buy again.
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4 out of 5
Amazing smoke!
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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.
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5 out of 5
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.
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5 out of 5
great!!!
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5 out of 5
The product is wonderful and shipping was on time.
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5 out of 5
Enjoyed these cigars. I will definitely buy them again.
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5 out of 5
nice flavor, burns evenly, stays lit.....a great smoke
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5 out of 5
This cigar is definitely one of my favorites! Full bodied, spicy, with a hint of sweet! Great 90 minute + pure pleasure smoke!
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5 out of 5
Quick and easy to order on-line, cigars showed up in a few days!
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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.
RB of WATERLOO, IA
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.
BP of COLLEYVILLE, WA
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.
PC of LEXINGTON, SC
Excellent smoke, great taste even burn, nice aroma
FB of BOCA RATON, FL
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!!!!!
MK of POYNETTE, WI
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.
TH of BLOOMINGTON, MN
If your looking for a great smooth full flavor, this is the one!
SS of LONG BEACH, MS
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!!
DJ of NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
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
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Steve R

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.