Checking out the Ashton Classic Crystal #1 and I get a slight barnyard on the wrapper and just tobacco on the foot and cold draw. This is only available in one size a 6.5×44 at a MSRP of $11 a stick.
Plunging right into this Ashton Classic Crystal #1 with a meaty fruit taste up front that brings to mind a plum. Woody undertone with a tiny bit of spice up front. Creamy texture to the smoke and mild up front with medium flavor. Tangy spice came roaring in and the burn is just wonky. Not very happy with what it cost! Cigar is smoking fast but at least a lot of that tangy taste has gone away, right as the rain starts falling. Tangy spice has come back and eliminated the creaminess. Still consider this mild. Really hoping for some more flavors to come through but I am thinking this one is a dud. At $11 MSRP there shouldn’t be any duds, in my opinion. At about an inch and a half left I am getting a slight ammonia taste.
Would I buy it again? Hell no! I may have gotten a dud but I can’t see spending another $10-$11 to find out. Very disappointed, especially coming from Ashton. Disappointed is the word of the day.