Cigar Aficionado

Avo Uvezian's New Birthday Cigar

Avo Uvezian, famous jazz pianist and cigar enthusiast, is turning 84, and Davidoff is once again releasing a special limited-edition smoke to celebrate.

The Avo Limited Edition LE10 is constructed with an Ecuadoran sun grown wrapper, a binder of Mexican Sumatra tobacco, and Dominican ligero tobacco for the filler. The LE10 measures 5 1/2 inches by 55 ring gauge, a size Davidoff is calling a super robusto. The company says the Dominican-made cigars are full bodied.

To launch the LE10, Davidoff will be hosting a series of cigar dinner events at 13 selected tobacco shops around the country. Guests will enjoy food and wine, as well as a jazz performance by Uvezian himself, while, of course, being among the first to be able to taste and purchase the limited-edition cigar.

The tour will kick off March 17 at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, New Hampshire.

For more on this story, see the next issue of Cigar Insider.

March 17 — Salem, NH - Two Guys Smoke Shop March 18 - New York, NY — Davidoff of Geneva March 19 — Bethlehem, PA — Cigars International March 20 - Lake Mary, FL - Corona Cigar Co. March 26 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Cigar March 27 — Chattanooga, TN — Burns Tobacconist April 7 - Austin, TX — Heroes & Legacies April 8 — San Antonio, TX — Club Humidor April 15 — Waldorf, MD — Tinderbox May 17 — Denver, CO — Edwards Tobacconist May 19 — Albuquerque, NM — Monty's Cigars May 26 — Cincinnati, OH — Straus Tobacconist May 27 — Indianapolis, IN — Indy Cigar Bar