La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 3

A while back Ben did a review of the Ashton product La Aroma de Cuba. Originally Ashton had two lines in the La Aroma de Cuba stable manufactured by two different factories. The original line that Ben reviewed was made in Honduras and the blend I have today, the Edicion Especial, is made in Nicaragua by Don “Pepin” Garcia.

Since Bens review, Ashton has moved the original La Aroma de Cuba line to Pepin’s factory in Nicaragua and changed the blend. Look for that review in the future. As for the Edicion Especial, Ashton’s website had the following to say:

“La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial is a wonderful new cigar manufactured in Nicaragua by Jose “Pepin” Garcia. Handcrafted in small batch fashion by a select group of master rollers, this is a cigar for the connoisseur with a seasoned palate. The flavors within this cigar are tremendously complex.

“Beautiful, seamless, pumpkin-colored wrappers embrace an enchanting Cubanesque blend of rich, well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. These wrappers are cultivated in Ecuador under direct sunlight from Cuban seeds. The flavors are medium to full-bodied, rich and zesty. Hearty notes of earth and cedar are accompanied by lighter notes of leather and cinnamon.”

Lets see how this smoke stands up to Ashton’s claims and how it compares to the original line.

Note: I was a friggin mess in the first segment as I say that this stick is 5” x 50 instead of 6” x 50 and one time I call it La Aurora de Cuba instead of La Aroma de Cuba. Oh well what can I say? I’m an idiot.

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Hi Brian, Good review of a great cigar. The Aroma de Cuba is among my favorites. I know everybody’s tastes are different and I prefer the Don Pepin version of the standard line over the original.

Brian that was another excellent review! I have had the original La Aroma de Cuba and I now look forward to trying the Don Pepin version. I thoroughly enjoyed the original stick and I’m going to try to get my hands on some of these. Hopefully the new version is just as good as the previous blend but adds the Don Pepin spice that is kind of signature in most of his sticks. I am a huge fan of the Don Pepin spice and after you mentioned the multitude of spices throughout this cigar I can’t wait to try it.

Will add this to the need to smoke list!


Another great review! This is certainty a stick I need to pick up!

Great review! I might have to pick a five pack up to try them sometime. I might enjoy it if it isnt too full bodied! or has a lot of flavor (AB Tempus)


Very good smoke. Not quite as strong as other stuff made by Don Pepin Garcia. Nice work!

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Great review. This cigar has been in my “to do” pile for a long time but haven’t got to try one yet. The wrappers on these cigars look flawless.

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