Date: February 2020
Author: Inspector Z

Four new releases for AVO. Davidoff has been busy with the AVO brand, announcing the release of three limited edition cigars and the return of a classic. That classic is the AVO Maduro. The cigars will be launched in March, April, and August of this year.

AVO Improvisation LE20

The first cigar to be released is the AVO Improvisation LE20. Every year, around the birthday of Avo Uvezian on March 22, Davidoff releases a limited edition in the AVO brand. This year, the Davidoff blenders used an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and an Ecuadorian binder. The fillers are four different Dominican tobaccos. The cigar comes in a 6½x50 Toro size

The packaging is interesting as always. The designers came up with two wooden trays in a clear acrylic box with a cardboard sleeve. There are 4400 boxes of 14 cigars available worldwide.

AVO Maduro

A month later, in April of 2020, the AVO Maduro will make a come-back. And it’s a classic, so the new name will be AVO Classic Maduro. It’s the first blend Avo Uvezian ever made with Henke Kelner back 40 years ago. That was before Kelner was involved with Davidoff, who was still producing cigars in Cuba. 

The cigars will be made with the exact same blend. Dominican fillers and binder, including some 25-year-old tobacco. The wrapper is a Connecticut Broadleaf one. The cigars will be offered in a 5×50 Robusto, 6×50 No.2 and a 7½x50 No.3. The blend made a temporary comeback as a limited edition in 2018 as well. But now it’s back as a regular production cigar.

North & South

Just like last year, AVO is dividing the United States. Where they divided them in east and west last year, this year they go for north and south. Not like during the civil war though. Davidoff of Geneva created an AVO Regional North and an AVO Regional South cigar. Both have different sizes and blends.

But for international lovers of AVO, don’t worry. While there are 2000 boxes of each blend available for American retailers, depending on their geographical location, there are also boxes for the international market. About the same number of boxes have been allocated for the global distributors of Davidoff and Avo.

Ministry of Cigars - Four new releases for AVO
Picture of last year’s East & West

2 thoughts on “Four new releases for AVO

  1. “New” releases or rebranded old releases as a marketing ploy? Again. Fool me once, it’s on me. Fool me twice, it’s not “Unexpected.”

    1. We don’t think that Davidoff will make that same mistake again. They had too many negative reactions to that.

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