This Ashton may well sport the finest flame grain and birdseye combination I've ever seen on a Sovereign - if nothing else, the best I can recall
ever seeing. The cumberland of the stem is no slouch either, when it comes to presenting a fine pattern. On top of that, it's presented in the form of a particularly tall, deep-chambered Billiard, giving you all the more excuse to spend extra time fidgeting with and admiring the briar.
- Eric N. Squires