On July 1st, 2016, Avo Cigars announced the release of the Avo 90th Classic Covers Volume III. This is the third limited edition release under their Improvisation Series. The cigar is being released to commemorate the 90th birthday of Avo Uvezian.
Charles Awad, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Innovation for Avo Cigars said the following about the release of the new cigar, “We are excited to launch this limited edition to celebrate an exceptional milestone: Avo Uvezian’s 90th birthday. These highly complex and aromatic cigars will thrill aficionados and invite them to savor every note while enjoying special moments with friends.”
“For 90 years now, I have enjoyed life to the fullest, everything it has to offer. Life is only as good as the people you share it with. I always say, it’s not about the legacy you leave, it’s about the one you share. Still, my favourite times are sharing conversation and special cigars with my friends and fans,” states Avo Uvezian.
According to Avo Cigars, AVO XO, a blend that stands as a true mark of quality, has been intensified with tobaccos from Ecuador and Mexico. The cigars are presented in a 6 x 54 Toro format and the cigar is blended with six different tobaccos from three different countries. The filler is composed of rare Dominican tobaccos aged for 10 and 11 years, cradled by the Mexican Negrito San Andrés binder leaf and finished with a Habano 2000 Claro wrapper from Ecuador.
The unique packaging resembles Avo’s personal vinyl record player, concealing two rows of nine limited edition cigars, which are covered with a detachable vinyl record lid. Once the cigars have been removed, the box remains as a collector’s ashtray to use and display. The box looks pretty damn slick. I might have to buy a box of the cigars simply to get the collector’s ashtray.
- Length: 6”
- Ring Gauge: 54
- Size: Toro
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
- Binder: Mexican Negro San Andrés
- Filler: Dominican Republic San Vicente Mejorado Visus, San Vicente Mejorado Visus, Piloto Seco, and Hybrid Corojo/Olor Visus aged 10 years, and Dominican Republic Criollo Seco aged 11 years