Ashton has delivered yet another amazingly
luxurious smoke, yet this time at a price that absolutely boggles the mind! The
Benchmade series is a line of exquisite premium-grade smokes made for Ashton by
cigar legend Jose “Pepin” Garcia that are an unbelievably great value. The
Benchmade Gordo is a thick and luscious stick that will please any cigar-loving
The unique 5 ½” x 54 Benchmade Gordo is crafted
out of a delectable blend of Nicaraguan binder, filler and wrapper leaves to
create a truly mesmerizing Nicaraguan Puro. Finished off with a pigtail cap,
the Gordo stands as a gloriously satisfying smoke of near an hour.
Once the Benchmade Gordo is chugging along, savory
earth and cedar notes ease out of the beautifully formed draw and merge
effortlessly with lively hints of spice along the way. The sensuous
medium-bodied smoke concludes with a classic “Pepin” finish that is rich,
complex and smooth.
No matter your level of experience or taste, it is
tough to go wrong with a cigar the combines the best of what Ashton and Jose
Garcia have to offer. The Benchmade Gordo is a silky delight that is making its
case as the best all-around smoke for the money and should be a prominent
addition to everyday aficionados’ humidors for years to come.