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Summer 2016 Launch of the AVO Syncro Nicaragua in Europe

AVO Cigars is launching AVO Syncro Nicaragua, a line of box-pressed cigars fusing Nicaraguan fire, Dominican flair, and a world of stories

May 3, 2016 (Basel, Switzerland) - . 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.

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 flavors 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 at Oettinger Davidoff AG.

A Blend of Nicaraguan Fire and Dominican Flair AVO Syncro Nicaragua starts stimulating the back area of the palate with complex spicy and peppery flavors evoking a wild character at the beginning due to the pronounced Nicaraguan and Peruvian filler tobacco.

In the second third the cigar gets smoother, from being peppery and spicy to creamy with complex wooden, sweet and floral flavors followed by rich aromas. There is a cheerful harmony between the Nicaraguan and the Dominican Mejorado tobaccos that are further enhanced 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 multi-layered,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)

Box-pressed Robusto (5″ x 50)

Box-pressed Toro (6″ x 54)

Box-pressed Special Toro (6″ x 60)

Launch and Availability

The cigar box will be available:

At selected retail locations in Switzerland from May, in Europe from July 2016.

The cigar packs will be available:

At selected retail locations in Switzerland from July 2016, in Europe from September 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. Two creative masters collaborated with one purpose: helping aficionados to “SAVOR EVERY NOTE” in life through delightful cigars.

Media Contact: Oettinger Davidoff AG Corporate Communications Hochbergerstrasse 15 CH – 4002 Basel Tel. + 41 61 279 36 24

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