La Aroma De Cuba by Ashton Cigars
La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2 (2020)

Vitola: #2 (Robusto)
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Don ‘Pepin’ Garcia and Jaime Garcia
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Jeff Martinez
Date Purchased: August 12, 2020
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: August 24, 2020
Quantity: 0

La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2 (2020)

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 156: 1.25-Mile Cigar
2020, Ecuadorian Habano, La Aroma De Cuba, La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2, Nicaragua, Robusto This morning I took off on my Cigar Walk with this new for me 2020 La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #2 (5.0″ x 50, Robusto).

I had high hopes for this “tweaked” La Aroma de Cuba blend… but, it fell a little short having a short smoking time and less milage for my morning workouts of only 1.25 miles and I think that’s being generous… I thought it felt a little light when I choose it this morning.

Maybe I’ll try it again and then again, maybe not… this was a Gift from Sellwood Cigar

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

From Halfwheel:
“La Aroma de Cuba is one of those cigar brands that has seen numerous changes throughout its long life, starting in the late 1800s, when it was a Cuban brand made with Cuban tobacco. The brand was discontinued at some point after that, but the trademarks were purchased by Ashton Distributors, Inc., which then released the first modern version in 2002 that was produced at the Flor de Copan factory in Honduras. In 2008, Ashton moved the production over to the García family and the then-brand-new My Father Cigars S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

That same year, Ashton introduced a new incarnation of the line—also rolled at the My Father Cigars S.A. factory—named La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial, which was made with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper along with Nicaraguan tobacco in both the binder and filler. That line remained the same until earlier this year when Ashton announced it had updated the brand.

There are a number of changes in the newest version of the La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial, but the tobacco it is made with remains the same, at least on paper. Specifically, the blend features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper covering both a binder and filler tobaccos grown in Nicaragua. However, according to Ashton, the blend is meant to be a little stronger this time around.

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1