FOR THE FIRST TIME, AVO CIGARS IS LAUNCHING A BOX PRESSED CIGAR SERIES CALLED AVO SYNCRO NICARAGUA, A CIGAR WITH NICARAGUAN FIRE, DOMINICAN FLAIR AND A WORLD OF STORIES
Basel, June 2015. Inspired by the cosmopolitan lifestyle of cigar legend Avo Uvezian, AVO Cigars has ventured beyond its Dominican roots, capturing exotic notes from vibrant cultures around the world to create an exciting collection of blends called Syncro. As a first in this new series, AVO Syncro Nicaragua will be launched globally at IPCPR in July 2015.
On the island of Ometepe, in the rich soil that lies beneath one of Nicaragua’s most active volcanoes, a uniquely sweet and spicy tobacco is grown. Known for its wild character and peppery notes, AVO Cigars carefully blends this Nicaraguan tobacco with only the finest Dominican leaves, famous for their earthy flavours and soft, creamy notes. This fusion delivers a perfectly smooth and balanced box pressed cigar with unexpected depth and complexity – an exceptional cigar to be enjoyed and shared.
“Experience the thrill of surprising notes from diverse cultures! AVO Syncro brings new and exciting blends to delight today’s aficionados. The fusion of tobaccos from various origins allows the creation of new and surprising taste experiences that will, in the AVO way, generate memorable sharing moments,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Innovation.
A BLEND OF NICARAGUAN FIRE AND DOMINICAN FLAIR
AVO Syncro Nicaragua starts stimulating the back area of the palate with complex spicy and peppery flavours evoking a wild character at the beginning due to the pronounced Nicaraguan and Peruvian filler tobacco.
In the second third the cigar becomes smoother, from being peppery and spicy to creamy with complex wooden, sweet and floral flavours followed by rich aromas. There is a cheerful harmony between the Nicaraguan and the Dominican Mejorado tobaccos that are tamed by the creaminess of the Ecuadorian- grown wrapper. This combination creates an unexpected, yet accomplished harmony and taste, stimulating the Nicaraguan and Dominican taste experiences at the same time. A multilayered, complex and voluminous cigar that stays enjoyable and interesting from the first moment of enjoyment until the last.
“I am delighted to share with you and aficionados around the globe this exciting new line of AVO Cigars. AVO Cigars are ready to give the performance of a lifetime. It’s about surprising and enjoyable experiences, the blending of various cultures – experiences perfectly in sync with the moments worth sharing,” says Avo Uvezian.
Wrapper: A beautiful dark and oily Connecticut Ecuador wrapper
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaraguan tobacco from Ometepe; Dominican tobaccos (Piloto, San Vicente Mejorado and hybrid Olor/Piloto) Peruvian tobaccos from Olancho
THE AVO SYNCRO NICARAGUA LINE UP
Box Pressed Short Robusto, 4 x 52 ($7.90 MSRP)
Box Pressed Robusto 5 x 50 ($8.90)
Box Pressed Toro 6 x 54 ($9.90)
Box Pressed Special Toro 6 x 60 ($10.90)
LAUNCH AND AVAILABILITY
The new AVO Syncro Nicaragua series will be presented at IPCPR and will be available at selected US-only retail locations from August 2015. The global launch is foreseen for 2016.
ABOUT AVO CIGARS
AVO Cigars started when the brand’s founder – legendary jazz and cigar composer of global fame Avo Uvezian – met cigar Master Blender Hendrik Kelner in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1982. A fruitful collaboration between cigar pianist and cigar composer began to develop and resulted in the launch of the AVO Classic Series; an almost immediate success, selling over 120,000 cigars in the USA.