Tampa, FL – March 7, 2011 – Cigar icon Avo Uvezian is celebrating his 86th birthday with the release of his Limited Edition Anniversary Cigar, “La Trompeta.” The “86th Anniversary” marks the eleventh annual limited edition release from AVO Cigars, a tradition the legendary cigar composer started to commemorate his 75th birthday.

The new AVO Limited Edition 2012 – ‘La Trompeta’ is a dedication to the Jazz musician and aficionado on his 86th birthday, a coronation of his lifetime work. Decades of Avo Uvezian’s work and passion are united in every single cigar, as well as tradition and established knowledge of the tobacco master, Hendrik Kelner.

Through the subtle balanced Ligero tobaccos and the add-on of Peruvian Seco from exquisite tobacco fields, this special vintage is a medium to full- bodied cigar with complex notes in the aftertaste. The beautiful, slightly oily Ecuador Special Sun Grown wrapper “Seleccion 702” awards this cigar an indescribable spicy and balanced, multi-faceted experience. This cigar converts our thoughts in dreams.

A dark brown lacquered box with rounded edges, covered with a stylish black print of the “Avo silhouette” as a cigar aficionado. Avo, as the musician with his trumpet, is radiantly printed with gold foil in the background.

“La Trompeta” presents itself in a majestic and charming cigar format – a brilliant 6 ½ x 54 “Torpedo” – including the addition of a special feature to pay homage to the jazz trumpet, three small circular cigar leaf cut-outs are placed on the wrapper leaf to resemble “trumpet keys” – limited to 100,000 cigars worldwide with 50,000 cigars for the US market.

“La Trompeta” will be available on March 28th at Select Merchants as a 10-count box with a retail price of $15.50 – taxes not included.

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