Avo 25th Anniversary Edition
Wrapper: Dominican Criollo Sun-Grown
Binder: Dominican Piloto
Filler: Dominican
Toro: 6 x 52
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (O.K.Cigars)
Price: $15.00 ($225.00 for Sampler).

The Avo Limited Edition series is a favorite among cigar enthusiasts. The series was launched in 2001 and has followed each year with a different limited production release is done in a different size and a different blend. The releases are timed around brand ambassador Avo Uvezian’s birthday (March). Just prior to the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show a sampler of all of the releases (minus the 2005) called Avo’s Greatest Hits was announced.
Avo s Greatest Hits  Box Cover

Avo s Greatest Hits  Closed Box

Avo s Greatest Hits

Avo s Greatest Hits  Close Up

Something just seems to be missing from this blend. It has notes of black pepper, chocolate, earth, and grass. However this wasn’t a case where the flavors meshed well in harmony. This version seemed more dialed back than 2012 as it was more of a medium strength, medium-bodied cigar.

No Paul Syndrome here, but I just couldn’t get a straight burn. It required more touch-ups than I prefer, but this was the same case as when i first smoked this two years ago. I rate this one a “Try One”.