It was a relatively simple show from Ashton Distributors, Inc. That being said, Robert Levin, the head of the company, didn’t seem to mind the somewhat lack of new products from the company, particularly as it seemed to shine nearly all the light where the company wanted it: on its new San Cristobal.
La Aroma de Cuba Noblesse 2015
There are now two sizes of the Noblesse: the 6 1/2 x 52 size that was first released last year, which is now known as Coronation, and Regency (5 1/2 x 50). Each size is limited to 2,500 boxes of 24 with the Regency priced at $14 and the Coronation at $16.
The Noblesse uses an Ecuadoiran habano wrapper, Nicaraguan criollo and habano binders and fillers from Nicaragua. It is expected to ship in October. More details here.
San Cristobal Ovation
Characterizing the the San Cristobal Ovation as just another San Cristobal is not fair. It’s a $15 limited edition version, in a similar vein as the Noblesse. This version uses a Mexican San Andrés oscuro wrapper and Nicaraguan fillers. Like the rest of the San Cristobal brand, it’s rolled at My Father Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Levin told halfwheel that he doesn’t expect the cigars to begin shipping until October because they are being aged for an additional three months.