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AVO “85th” Anniversary Edition Cigar 2011

Pinellas Park, FL, March 14, 2011 – Cigar luminary Avo Uvezian is celebrating his 85th birthday with the release of his Limited Edition Anniversary Cigar, the “85th”. The “85th” marks the tenth annual limited edition release from AVO Cigars, a tradition the legendary cigar composer started to commemorate since his 75th birthday.

The “85th Anniversary” presents itself in a majestic and charming cigar format – a noble “Diademas” – and is limited to 100,000 cigars worldwide with 60,000 cigars for the US market.

The sophisticated black, silky-matte-lacquered box with the impressive golden print of the “Avo 85th Anniversary” logo underlines the gracefulness and the non-interchangeable note and denomination of this cigar.


The well-balanced combination of the San Vicente and Piloto tobaccos enfolded by a Peruvian binder and perfected with a special Sun grown Dominican wrapper as well as the gorgeous Diademas format make it an outstanding cigar. The “Avo 85th Anniversary” is of medium strength, offers complex aromas and is an extraordinary smoking experience. A cigar no aficionado should miss!!

The AVO 85th Anniversary will be launched on March 21st, at Select Merchants only, with a retail price of $17.50 – taxes not included.

To launch the AVO 85th Anniversary Cigar, a series of unforgettable intimate evenings will be held where guests will enjoy fine food and wine as well as having the opportunity to be among the first to sample and purchase the AVO 85th Anniversary Edition cigar.

Seating at each dinner is very limited, and the AVO Select Merchants expect to sell out within days of the event announcement.



I for one cannot wait for this to come out!


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Size: 5 5/8″ x 52

Vitola: Toro

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown

Origin: Dominican Republic

Age: about 3 years


This is my favorite cigar.  Ever.  This was the 2005 Edition of the AVO LE or “Birthday” Cigar. This celebrated Avo’s 79thbirthday.  Every year I get excited for the LE release hoping it can equal this cigar, but it never has.  The closest is the AVO 22 (2002) and the AVO Legacy (2004).

This cigar has everything.  Tons of complexity, fabulous construction and flavor out the yin yang.  We’re talking pepper in the first ¼”, then coffee and licorice.  Then espresso and dark chocolate, a little wood and toast here and there.  I swear it seems that every puff gives you a new flavor combination.  If you find one of these, please do yourself and the cigar justice and exhale through your sinuses.  You can really get all of the flavors this way.

Even the coffee flavors change from espresso, to café au lait to fresh roasted coffee beans!

And the body changes on this cigar, too!  It starts out spicy, mellows out and then amps back up at the finish.

This is the only cigar that I have ever given a perfect rating to, as I have nothing negative to say about it.

Please, Mr. Kelner, if you ever read this, make another just like it!  I’m running out!  🙂

Rating: 100 (A+)


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