In cigar world they certainly are, because rather than cake, we get limited edition releases that pay tribute to the special birthday celebrant. Today we honor Avo Uvezian, who is celebrating his 88th year on this planet. That’s a lotta years! It all works out quite nicely, because music-loving Avo’s instrument of preference is the piano, which also happens to have 88 keys. And if that’s not enough, exactly 8,888 individually numbered boxes are being produced, 888 of which will be signed by Avo personally.
AVO Uvezian 88 LE 2014 is a Domincan puro, and includes a visually stunning Dominican Yamasa wrapper leaf overtop a well-chosen mix of premium binder and filler leaves. It delivers a smooth, satisfying, flavorful experience that’s as artfully designed as a piano solo. The belicoso format is the absolute best way to showcase the subtle nuances of the blend. Skip the cake and go for the real deal – this limited edition cigar won’t be around forever, so it’s best to act quickly.
“Happened to run into one of these babies on our trip to Miami. Was $17 at the store so $16 here on CI ain't that bad. Anyways was a good stick. Won't say great just because the way it burned. Awesome flavor. Would get one just to say you had one while they were out. Other than a single wouldn't spring for a box unless you collect
The nicer boxes.”