It’s the end of an era. The Avo Improvisation Series, which Davidoff of Geneva started in 2015, has come to a close with the release of the new Avo Improvisation 2022. This is the tenth and final act of the jazzy, limited-edition line, and shipped to retailers late last week.
There are two different blends for this release, almost something of a double encore. Inside the black and gold boxes, the cigars are arranged in an alternating pattern of light and dark wrappers, reminiscent of the black and white keys of a piano.
The Avo Improvisation 2022 White consists of an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper with Dominican binder and fillers, whereas the Avo Improvisation 2022 Black is rolled with a much darker wrapper (also from Ecuador), a Mexican binder and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The cigars are rolled in the Dominican Republic at the OK Cigars factory.
Called Robusto Grandes, both cigars measure 5 1/2 inches by 55 ring gauge and have a suggested retail price of $16 each. Only 1,500 boxes of 22 cigars are slated for the U.S. market.
For a rating on the new Avo Improvisation 2022, see a future issue of Cigar Insider.