DESCRIPTION: The new AVO Limited Edition 2012 ‘La Trompeta’ is a dedication to Jazz musician and aficionado, Avo Uvezian, on his 86th birthday. Decades of Avo’s work and passion are united in every single cigar. Also on display is the storied tradition and established knowledge of the tobacco master, Hendrik Kelner.
This special vintage is purported to be a medium to full-bodied cigar with complex notes in the aftertaste. The beautiful, slightly oily Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrapper “Seleccion 702” is the same wrapper that graces one of my favorite all-time cigars, the Davidoff 2009 Limited Edition 702 Selection.
The La Trompeta comes in a dark brown lacquered box with rounded edges is covered with a stylish black silhouette of a musician with his trumpet.
La Trompeta is presented in a majestic cigar format, which includes 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 valves.”
Limited to just 100,000 cigars worldwide and 50,000 cigars for the US market, La Trompeta comes with a retail price of $15.50 per stick. This week’s feature cigar is the 6.5-inch by 54 ring gauge Pyramid.
FEATURED LIBATION: Laphroaig 18-year Single Malt Scotch
Laphroaig is one of my favorite scotches. It is from the Islay region in Scotland. The Laphroaig distillery has been an integral part of Islay’s community for nearly 200 years.
In past episodes I have featured the 10-year cask strength and the Quarter Cask, both of which are just lovely scotches, which will give you a snout-full of peaty goodness and a complex and layered feel on the palate. This week’s featured Laphroaig is an 18 year old scotch that is made in limited quantities each year. Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH
• Sip, Smoke and Savor event AT ROXO PORT CELLARS
• Doc’s rant on the IPCPR New Media Membership.
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Master by Carlos Toraño
I first featured the Master by Carlos Torano in Episode 259 on Sunday, February 13, 2011. These cigars have spent 1 year, 5.5 months in my humidor and I pulled out my last two samples this past week for the postscript review.
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