The first of a trio of legendary cigars from Davidoff set to be rereleased in 2018 has arrived in stores.
That cigar is the AVO 22, a 5 7/8 perfecto, that was originally released in 2002. The cigar was created because the brand’s founder, Avo Uvezian, had a fascination with the number 22. It uses an Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper over a Dominican binder and four different Dominican fillers, just like the original.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the AVO brand and the 50th anniversary of the Davidoff brand. As such, the company is rereleasing many of the two brands most storied releases, including the AVO 22, the Davidoff Diademas Finas, which are expected to ship next month, and the AVO LE05, which is slated to ship in September.
The company has updated packaging for each of the three releases, though most still retain the basic concept of the original releases. For the AVO 22 30 Years, that means canisters of 19 with the cigars standing upright. The design of the canister itself is slightly different and the cigars will now receive bands, a difference from the original.
Pricing is set at $15 per cigar and production is limited to 3,200 jars of 19 cigars.