Monthly Archives: March 2020
The AVO Improvisation series is arguably the most anticipated yearly release from the brand. The Improvisation line was created as a yearly limited edition release to celebrate the birthday of the brands namesake Avo Uvezian. The series takes previous Avo blends and adds a twist. This pays homage to the way a musician might riff on a jazz standard. 2020 marks the eighth installment in the improvisation series. Like in years past the improvisation series will be limited to only 2,500 boxes
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge: 50
The cigar begins with delicate toasty and creamy notes. Stimulating notes cacao and coffee begins to present itself. The cigar begins on the milder side but builds up to medium by the final third. The final third of the cigars introduces additional notes of earth and spice.
I think it's important to begin by addressing, who is responsible for regulating the premium cigar industry?I think many might be surprised to find out it's the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. On Aug. 8, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's deeming regulations went into effect. This essentially marked the first day that FDA was formally regulating cigars. These deeming regulations have, and will continue to have a major impact on the premium cigar industry for years to come. The FDA regulations on the industry are complex and far reaching; in this article we aim to touch on some of the fundamental implications. The three main issues in the FDA’s regulatory efforts stem from warning labels, product approval, and user fees.
Lets first discuss the issue of product approvals. Prior to the FDA taking the reins on the regulation of premium cigars, the new product was able to flow freely into the market. This was a major benefit to the retailer, manufacturer and most importantly t