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The AVO Classic Maduro is now shipping and should be in stores this Thursday.

This is not a new cigar, the AVO Maduro was discontinued in 2015. Now the blend returns under the name AVO Classic Maduro name as a regular production offering. It uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican fillers, including 25-year-old tobacco as part of the filler.

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The AVO Classic Maduro will return in three sizes:

  • AVO Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) — $9.80 (Box of 25, $245)
  • AVO Maduro No. 2 (6 x 50) — $10.90 (Box of 25, $272.50)
  • AVO Maduro No. 3 (7 1/2 x 50) — $11.40  (Box of 25, $285)

This is actually the first blend that the late Avo Uvezian developed with Hedrik “Henke” Kelner when the two began working together in the 1980s, before either was involved with Davidoff.

The AVO Classic Maduro was previously brought back in 2018 on a limited basis as part of the brand’s 30th anniversary. The 2018 rerelease also included the Piramides (7 x 52) size, which is not returning for 2020.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.