AVO Cigars are the result of a collaboration between acclaimed Jazz musician Avo Uvezian and legendary cigar maker Hendrik Kelner after meeting in Puerto Rico, where Uvezian fell in love with cigars. The world-renowned musician and the master tobacconist combined their creativity and their quest for perfection and created superlative cigars that have gained a loyal following among cigar smokers around the world. The first cigar released by the duo in 1988 was an absolute hit and they sold 100,000 in just the first year. Their dedication to superb blends and exquisite craftsmanship catapulted the super-premium brand to international success and they are among the first choices of cigar lovers everywhere.
These cigars are handmade in the Dominican Republic using the most luxurious tobaccos and the best hand rollers in the industry. Each cigar is carefully inspected before making it to market, insuring only the highest quality cigars are available. The result is one of the finest cigars out there with craftsmanship that is unsurpassed in most brands. The cigars have consistently earned 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado and have also been ranked among the top 25 cigars in the world. They invite rave reviews from aficionados who always come back for more. The brand is now owned by Davidoff, but the tradition of excellence and the attention to detail continues. The many brands under the Avo's name offer a one of a kind smoking experience for those that appreciate a truly great cigar.