Ashton Distributors have owned several cigar brands for more than 25 years. Though there are several other micro-brands out there in the cigar market, there are very few that have been built as well as Ashton’s La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. The La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor is a former #2 cigar of Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 in 2011 but made the list again in 2016 coming in at #13 with an impressive 93 rating! Handmade at Don Pepin Garcia’s Nicaraguan factory, the Mi Amor has a robust blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers, a Nicaraguan binder, and a dark, toothy, Mexican-grown Cuban-seed wrapper. This medium to full-bodied smoke will lend flavors of earth, cocoa, espresso, spices and a smooth, semi-sweet finish. Pair it with a single malt scotch.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
Outstanding Values On Top-Rated Cigars
Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
cigars such as Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.