In 2018, Avo Cigars celebrates their 30th anniversary in the cigar business and they have released a special cigar to mark the occasion. The Avo Improvisation series is a series of special tweaked blends of classic Avo cigars and this years is framed around the Avo Classic No. 3 and is called the 30 Years to celebrate their anniversary. This marks the sixth edition of the of the Avo Improvisation line and the first after Avo Uvezian’s death last year, just days after his 91st birthday. The Avo Improvisation 30 years was released in only 3,400 boxes worldwide.
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian
- Binder: Dominican
- Filler: Dominican
- Size: 7 1/2″ x 50
- Vitola: Double Corona
- MSRP: $16.00
The cigar has a beautiful olden brown wrapper without a single flaw. This is what I expect from an Avo cigar. The 30 Years has an easy draw with notes of hay and wood.
This first half of the 30 Years started of quite mild. I get notes of toast, white pepper, sweet cream, baking spices. The cigar started to get slightly floral about two inches in which was quite nice. I did have a minor burn issue with the wrapper with a run on a leaf vein as you can see in the picture. The 30 Years smoked very smooth, almost velvety, if that makes sense.
The 30 Years was pretty much the same in the second half with some subtle differences. The 30 Years has notes of toast, sweet cream, oak, white pepper, which I only got on the retrohale, baker spices, and still slightly floral. The 30 Years was woodier on second half and more creamy. The body of the cigar is till mild.
I’ve really been impressed with the Improvisation line from Avo Cigars. Each one has been great and the 30 Years is no different. It does remind me of the Avo Cigars of old where they were quite mild, but still had good flavor. They were building off the Avo Classic No. 3 and it shows. It had a lot of the same flavors of the original Classic line, but more flavorful and smoother. These are a bit pricy, but if you are an Avo or Davidoff smoker, you are used to the price and may even consider this cheap. Either way, you are getting a great cigar for the price.