AVO Classic Maduro Robusto

AVO Classic Maduro Robusto

Cigar Club featured in Original Premium Cigar Club



Panel Rating:



5.0 x 50


Dominican Republic



Beginning in the 1980’s and until his death in 2017, Avo Uvezian made his mark in the cigar industry by making some of the most prestigious cigars on the market. Born in 1926 in Beirut, Lebanon, Uvezian was originally known as a musician turned composer – most famously known for contributing to Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night. In the mid 1980’s Uvezian met cigar master Hendrick Kelner in the Dominican Republic and together they started making some of the finest cigars in the industry. Later in the mid 1990’s, AVO Cigars sold their distribution rights to Davidoff Cigars. The AVO Classic Maduro in your shipment today is based off the highly rated AVO Classic with a maduro twist. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, the AVO Classic Maduro is filled with five perfectly blended tobaccos from the famed Cibao Valley, is bound by a Dominican binder, and is finished off with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This combination will lend medium roasted notes of chocolate, cedar wood, and mocha. Pair this maduro with a café mocha.

Though tobacco is indigenous to Hispaniola, the tobacco industry in the Dominican Republic existed in the shadow of Cuba’s dominance through the 1960s. When the exodus of Cuban cigar makers began in the wake of the revolution, many decided the Dominican Republic would be ideal for the resumption of their livelihoods. Unrest in Nicaragua in the 1980s fueled the Dominican cigar industry further. The country now makes more than half of the premium cigars imported into the U.S.

The Cibao Valley and the nearby city of Santiago are the center of cigar production in the Dominican Republic. Three main varieties are grown here: the mild and native Olor Dominicano; the intense Piloto Cubano, brought from the Vuelta Abajo of Cuba; and San Vicente, a milder and more acidic Piloto hybrid. Dominican puros were once unheard of as it was widely thought impossible to grow quality wrapper leaf on the island, but new growing techniques are now allowing some exceptional puros to be produced.

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