For most of the last 20 years, each March the AVO brand has released a limited edition in honor of the birthday of the brand’s late founder, Avo Uvezian.

This year, that limited edition—the AVO Improvisation LE21—will arrive on March 22. It’s a 7 1 2/x 50 double corona that uses an Ecuadorian wrapper and binder with four Dominican tobaccos in the filler.

Pricing is set at $16 per cigar and it is limited to 4,550 boxes of 20. For the U.S. market, there will be 2,500 boxes released.

“The AVO Improvisation 2021 packaging is designed to honour the role copper has played in both art and music for centuries,” said Lana Fraser, director of marketing and retail at Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “The cigar’s shape draws inspiration from the timeless and celebratory history of the AVO line and the iconic AVO Improvisation Series. While we honour both the 20th Anniversary of these limited editions and what would have been the 95th anniversary of the composer himself, the Double Corona reflects the length and impact of these milestones.”

Of note, the cigar is not expected to be released in Europe until May.

Update (March 8, 2021) — Davidoff of Geneva USA has announced that the cigar will go on sale on March 11.

Charlie Minato

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