It’s March, which means it’s time for the annual AVO limited edition.

The long line of cigars, which was originally created to celebrate the birthday of the late Avo Uvezian, is now known as the Improvisation Series. This year’s version is a 6 x 52 box-pressed toro that uses an Ecuadorian wrapper over a Dominican binder and Dominican and Peruvian fillers.

It is priced at $15 per cigar and limited to 2,500 boxes of 20 cigars.

“Avo Uvezian broke conventions as the first cigar manufacturer to produce an annual, limited edition cigar in the year 2001,” said Scott Kolesaire, director of marketing for Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “In honor of his legacy, we decided to ‘break the mold’ once again, with this unique 2019 release. The AVO Improvisation LE19 packaging is inspired by the box pressed cigar molds used to shape the cigars in the rolling process. The cigar’s secondary band draws further inspiration from the mold and ties in this concept with a unique typographic ‘2019’ lockup incorporated into a mold pattern.”

The AVO Improvisation LE19 will begin shipping on March 22, Uvezian’s birthday.

Charlie Minato

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