Effective today, Ashton Distributors, Inc.—the company behind the Ashton, La Aroma de Cuba and San Cristobal brands—will raise prices on some, but not all, of its brands.

In a letter sent to retailers, Robert Levin, president of Ashton, indicated the cost of producing cigars has increased at the factories that make the companies cigars: My Father Cigars S.A. and Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.