It’s March, which means if history is any indication, we will get a new limited edition from the AVO brand.

This year, it will be the AVO Improvisation LE17, a cigar described as a combination of the AVO Syncro Nicaragua, AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata and the legendary AVO LE05.

AVO Improvisation LE17 cigar

It uses the same binder and fillers from the AVO LE05, only with added Nicaraguan tobaccos from the AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata and it’s offered in a 6 x 60 box-pressed size, the same as the Syncro Nicaragua Special Toro.

That means there are a total of seven different tobaccos, including five in the filler: Dominican piloto ligero, piloto seco, San Vicente ligero, San Vicente Mejorado seco and ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua.

The wrapper is an Ecuadorian habano marron claro, while the binder is Dominican olor Zona 7.

“When developing the fifth AVO Improvisation blend, I wanted to use the foundation of my fifth AVO Limited Edition ever released, the celebrated AVO LE05, to see if we could craft something extra special,” said Avo Uvezian in a press release.

“When we blended in filler tobacco from Estelí, my palate immediately began to dance with the many flavor notes. The combination worked so well together that a 60-ring gauge format was the proper way to fully showcase this wonderful arrangement, finished in a flawless box pressed shape.”

Pricing is set at $18 per cigar. The U.S. will receive 2,000 boxes of 16 cigars, shipping nationally on March 22, while additional boxes will head to other markets at a later date.

AVO Improvisation LE17 box

As for those boxes, they are inspired by a guitar case. There is leather on both the outside of the boxes, as well as bright orange leather in the inside lid.

This is the fifth release for the Improvisation Series, though all prior releases have been named Classic Covers.

Charlie Minato

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