Despite initial plans and names that would suggest a regional release, a pair of new AVO Cigars are heading to all of the brand’s accounts in the coming days.

The AVO Regional North Edition and AVO Regional South Edition, which were announced in February and originally scheduled to be released in August, are slated to arrive at retail on October 1.

The AVO Regional North Edition is a Dominican puro offered in a 6 5/8 x 50 perfecto vitola. Of one about the blend is a Dominican olor/piloto hybrid seco binder, while the fillers include a hybrid olor/piloto ligero, piloto ligero, San Vicente mejorado and San Vicente viso.

It is priced at $14 per cigar and will be limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 cigars for the U.S., while 2,250 boxes will be made available to retailers in other parts of the world.

The AVO Regional South Edition is a 7 x 52 torpedo with a multi-country blend. The wrapper and binder are Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut seed, while the fillers include Honduran Jamastran seco, Peruvian seco and Dominican-grown San Vicente viso and secos.

It is also priced at $14 and limited to 2,000 boxes of 10 cigars. Retailers outside of the U.S. will have access to 2,100 boxes.

The two cigars are follow-ups to the AVO Regional East Edition and AVO Regional West Edition, which were released in 2019. Production is handled by O.K. Cigars in the Dominican Republic.

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