Alec Bradley Prensado
Sporting a unique 2006 Corojo wrapper, Prensado was completely built around its limited, Honduran-grown wrapper leaf and earned a whopping 96 points by Cigar Aficionado in addition to No. 1 Cigar of the Year Honors for 2011. Prensado comes box-pressed, and features a fantastic blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran premium long leaf tobaccos. The blend burns slow, even and exudes flavorful nuances of chocolate mixed with toasty notes of leather and earth. The first inch will leave an intense spicy character on your palate before slightly mellowing out by delivering some sweet notes that are to die for. Medium to full-bodied, enjoy this blend in the afternoon or after your favorite meal.
Ashton Virgin Sun Grown (VSG)
Blended exclusively for Ashton by Carlos Fuente Jr. and introduced back in 1999, these powerful, intoxicating smokes are extremely sought after and hard to find. The leaves used for the virgin sun-grown wrapper mature slowly by filtered sunlight and are handpicked from the higher primings at a private estate in Ecuador owned by the Oliva family. The pairing of this wrapper with a complex blend of four-to-five-year-old Dominican long-filler tobaccos maximized with extra ligero creates a rich, distinctive smoke bursting with hearty flavors.