Cigar Review: AVO Unexpected Celebration

Initial Thoughts:

When I picked out this brand new, just released in May 2019, cigar, I was searching for more “breakfast cigars” to add to my humidor. And, this AVO Unexpected Celebration is about as light as they come.

Immediately after putting the torch to the foot, I noticed how light the flavors were. Just seconds after the cold draw gave me notes of sweet corn, the cigar burned with hints of roasted honey.


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Brand: AVO
Line: Unexpected
Size: 6 x 54
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $11.99
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic (perhaps Peru)
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Final Thoughts:

There is one major problem with the AVO Unexpected Celebration that I'll tell you in just a second.

However, the draw was perfect. The burn was almost perfect. The flavors were really nice, but there was the faintest whiff of harshness at the very end. Now for the MAJOR problem with the Unexpected Celebration…

The problem I have with the AVO Unexpected Celebration is that it won't be around for very long. This limited edition cigar only had a production run of about 1500 boxes or 30,000 cigars. If you don't hurry, you might not get to smoke this delicious cigar. And, even though it's a little pricey at $11.99+, the AVO Unexpected Celebration is a great cigar that earns a CigarScore of 5.

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