“Smoked Up” No.26

Last week was one of the best weeks of my life. I spend the whole week with my girlfriend and our daughter in Atlanta and Chattanooga. It was a combonation trip of vacation and my birthday trip that started early Tuesday on my birthday. We went to World of Coke & The Georgia Aquarium. The […]

“Smoked Up” No.12

It is that time of the week when I tell you about the week’s happenings in my cigar journey through life, plus some news from around the interwebs. We had a glitch in our server last week and thought I had lost a few posts (including the Cuenca Cigars 5 Anniversary review), but we got them […]

AVO 25th Anniversary Edition

Tampa, FL – September 14, 2012 – This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the AVO cigar brand created by cigar icon Avo Uvezian, who began composing cigars in 1987. To celebrate the 25 years of “CIGARS IN PERFECT HARMONY,” Avo Uvezian has decided to share with you his two greatest passions, the piano and […]

Avo Heritage Short Robusto

At this year’s IPCPR, Avo Cigars introduced a new cigar to their line. It was somewhat of a departure from the other Avo cigars in that it would be stronger and less expensive than the rest of of the lines. That cigar is the Avo Heritage. I was given a sample of this cigar at […]

Ben talks to Edward Simon of Davidoff about the new Avo Heritage

Avo Signature

This week I’m reviewing the Avo Signature belicoso. This cigar was originally released in 2001 as the Avo 75th Anniversary cigar and features an Ecaudorian habano sun grown wrapper grown exclusively for this cigar, a ligero binder from San Vincente and 4 different types of Dominican tobaccos for the filler. Vitola: torpedo Size: 6 x […]

Avo Maduro

Avo Uvezian began as a talented Jazz musician. A chance encounter in the early 1980’s with Hendrick Kelner of Davidoff lead to his career in the cigar industry. His cigars are produced by Davidoff in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The first line Avo released under his name was the Classic line, and in early 21st century […]