AVO Cigars’ setup for IPCPR 2017 was largely the same as with years past, displaying a glass-panel-lined enclosure within the massive Davidoff compound. Instead of reinventing the wheel, AVO tends to tweak and refine their booth each year to best highlight their latest projects.

For 2017, the booth centered around AVO’s Syncro South America Ritmo, the third addition to the brand’s Syncro series. The cigars had been released months before the show, but remained the focus of AVO’s offerings, displaying a large mural of the Ritmo artwork and the sea-blue Ritmo color scheme on the AVO booth walls.

Most notably, this was the first IPCPR show since AVO brand creator and legendary cigar aficionado Avo Uvezian’s passing on March 24, 2017. Uvezian had attended IPCPR 2016, taking photos with fans and making his rounds throughout the booth with in his familiarly animated and charismatic demeanor. Honoring the famed musician and man behind AVO Cigars, the company showcased Avo’s instrument of choice—a grand piano—in front of the AVO booth. Sitting on the open piano was a box of AVO 2017 Improvisation Series (the last release before Avo’s death) and Avo’s familiar Panama hat—a fitting and touching tribute to a true icon within the cigar lifestyle.

AVO Syncro South America Ritmo

AVO Syncro South America Ritmo was announced in May of this year, debuting in the same month. This is the third cigar in the Syncro Series, which showcases exotic tobaccos to the Dominican-based brand. While the first two cigars focused on Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Ritmo heads south, offering South American tobaccos of Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. These South American leaves are “synchronized” with a diverse blend of four other countries (seven total) and rolled at Davidoff’s Oettinger Kelner Cigars factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigars launched in four sizes in boxes of twenty cigars.

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  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Mexico
  • Filler: Nicaragua | Peru | Brazil | Honduras | Dominican Republic
  • Factory: OK Cigar Corp, Inc. (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitolas: 4 (Box-Pressed)
  • Price: $10.90 – $13.90
  • Release: May 22, 2017 (USA)
  • Robusto: 5″ × 50 | $10.90 (MSRP)
  • Toro: 6″ × 54 | $11.90 (MSRP)
  • Special Toro: 6″ × 60 | $12.90 (MSRP)
  • Torpedo Largo: 7″ × 54 | $13.90 (MSRP)

AVO Syncro Nicaragua Toro Tubos

A month prior to the show, AVO debuted a new presentation for the first cigar in the Syncro Series, AVO Syncro Nicaragua. With a unique approach, AVO offers a box-pressed toro, housed within an equally box-pressed tubo container. These new tubes are matte-finished and subtly pressed to mimic the cigar’s shape, offering the usual protection, portability, and attractive/gift-able nature associated with tubo presentations—something not typically seen with box-pressed cigars.

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  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Nicaraguan (Ometepe) | Dominican Republic (Piloto, San Vicente Mejorado, and hybrid Olor/Piloto) | Peru (Olancho)
  • Factory: OK Cigar Corp, Inc. (Dominican Republic)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 20-ct boxes
  • Vitola: 6″ × 54 Toro (Box-Pressed Tubo)
  • Price: $11.90 (MSRP)
  • Release: Now Available


  • AVO also introduced small, petit-sized “Puritos” cigars to their AVO Syncro Nicaragua and AVO Syncro Nicaragua Fogata cigar lines. These Puritos arrive in 10-count tins of 4″ x 30 cigars and are priced at $2.50 per cigar ($25/tin MSRP).
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