In 1985 Robert Levin, the son of a Philadelphia tobacco dealer, created a cigar to his own taste, the Ashton Classic. The path was set through a cooperation with the Fuente family, and today Ashton cigars are amongst the world’s best known premium cigars.
With the turn of the year, we present in this issue our favorite cigars of the last year; in the tasting, we smoked 60 extraordinary cigars for you. In addition, James Suckling looked at pairings of 2002 Champagne and Romeo y Julieta cigars, while Collector’s Corner examines historical and modern jars. In Tobacco Corner, Sebastian Zimmel explains the characteristics and the influences of a cigar’s binder.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 4/2011 edition.
Top 25 Cigars of 2011
Should the FDA Regulate Cigars?
San Lotano’s Australian Launch
Tasting: 60 Cigars
The Ashton Story
Cigar Trophy 2011: The Winners
The Joys of Cigars Al Fresco
Humidor Concepts: From Cases to the Walk-In-Humidor
Pairing: 2002 Champagne and Romeo y Julieta
Tobacco & Arts: Hitch Photography
Cigars Packed in Jars: Different is Beautiful
The Cigar Scene in Munich & Vicinity
Jaime Partagás: The Shrewd Intriguer
Tobacco Corner: Binders
Cigar Shops & Lounges in Berlin
Franz Liszt: Relaxation for Star Pianists