AVO 90th Classic Covers

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AVO 90th Classic Covers

I’m a couple weeks late, but I’d like to start off this review by saying Happy Birthday, Avo! 90 is an incredible accomplishment- someone needs to ask Avo what the secret is to immortality, because I think he has it, both literally and figuratively.

This week I take a look at volume three in the Classic Covers line, the AVO 90th Classic Covers, a blend that is a “cover” of the AVO XO core line. We all know what a cover is in music, but what does it mean when it comes to cigars? In this case it means instead of using a Dominican binder and Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, AVO XO filler is covered with a Mexican Negro San Andres binder and an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper. The same tune, if you will, just performed by different artists. Which means the end result will undoubtedly be different, but it should have similarities to the original. It’s an interesting idea.

Speaking of interesting ideas, I have to hand it to them for the packaging and the concept. The play on words with “cover”, the cigar box that’s both looks like a record player while doubling as an ash tray. (“What are those things wrapped around your AVO 90th?” “These? Oh, they’re a cover bands.”) While these aren’t things that affect the flavor of the cigar, it’s fun and I can appreciate the cleverness. And on that subject, it’s time to light it up and see how the 90th performs.

Cigar Stats:
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder: Mexican Negro San Andres
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano, 10 year-old Corojo-Olor hybrid, 11 year-old Criollo & San Vicente Mejorado
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Beverage: Water
Source: Purchased by reviewer
Price: MSRP $16.90

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5 thoughts on “AVO 90th Classic Covers

  1. Nice review. I haven’t smoked any AVO limited editons yet because Everytime I go to buy one I get distracted by something else and end up buying that instead.
    Drink some coffee might help you speak better lol. Anyway great review bro

  2. Haha, enjoyed the end of the review. Great review.
    I’ve only smoked the Classic Covers 2, which I thoroughly enjoyed, but I do have some AVO 10th anniversaries that I’ve heard are among the better AVO LEs, so I’m looking forward to those.

  3. I think I’ve been able to smoke at least one of every Avo LE and If you can get your hands on an ’07, that might be my favorite. The 85th (from 2011) is probably my second favorite and it’s much easier to find.

    Of the improv series, the CC #1 is my pick. One of my favorite LE’s in the last year or two.

    Great work as always Brian.

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