Cigar Aficionado

Avo Birthday Cigar Debut Events Start This Week

Avo Uvezian turns 87 this week, and he’ll be celebrating in New York this Thursday at the Grand Havana Room with the exclusive release of his new birthday cigar.

Named after a famous and complex jazz chord, the Dominant 13th is a 6 inch by 52 ring toro made with mostly Dominican tobacco and an Ecuadoran wrapper.

The elaborate box is designed to resemble a music book and opens to reveal 13 cigars and the sheet music for Uvezian’s classic song “Delightful Days.” In addition to the 13 cigars, the box also contains a USB memory stick containing a movie clip, songs by Avo, a screen saver and a copy of the Avo cigar catalog. Only 9,000 boxes have been created for the world, including 6,000 for the United States.

Though set to hit retail shelves in mid-April, the Dominant 13th will be first launched on Thursday at the Grand Havana Room in New York City.

From there, Avo will celebrate with five more events in Orlando, Florida, Westmont, Illinois, Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Antonio, Texas, eventually ending on May 10 in West Bloomfield, Michigan.