Avo Uvezian, the composer best known for writing Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night”, created the AVO cigar in the mid-1980’s with Hendrik Kelner, a cigar producer in the Dominican Republic. It took Avo two years to find a partner who could produce cigars that met his taste and quality standards. When he met Kelner, his search was over. In 1995, Davidoff bought the rights to distribute these fantastic cigars, and now more than 2 million of them are sold each year. Using only the best premium tobaccos, AVO cigars are known for their high-quality, and their smooth and creamy flavor.