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Oliva Cigars

Oliva cigars are blended to deliver full body taste while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. who began making cigars.

As with so many cigar stories, Gilberto Oliva Sr. faced a difficult road. He left his native Cuba in 1964, and eventually started working for the Plasencia family in Honduras. In 1995 he and his son Gilberto Jr. created a cigar within Plasencia's factory called Gilberto Oliva. A year later, they set out to open a factory of their own, and shortened their brand name to Oliva.

Nicaraguan tobacco helped Oliva survive. The cigar that brought it to the attention of connoisseurs debuted in 2006: Oliva Serie V. Made by a small group of rollers and blended for strength and style, the Serie V line was an immediate hit. In 2012, to pay tribute to the first man in the family to grow cigar tobacco, Oliva added the Melanio version, which is distinguished from the original by its Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador. The No. 1 Cigar of the Year 2014, Oliva Serie V Melanio Figuarado has rich, big notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations. It's a classic smoke.

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Oliva Serie V - Melanio Gran Reserva Robusto Cigar

What a great cigar to my surprise, great draw wonderful smell and smooth taste, I had last evening with a few glasses of vintage port great combination I highly reccomend this cigar, looking forward to try a figurado melanio v series.

Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar

A lovely cigar and I can safely say I shall be adding this to my top 10 list. Lots of sweetness with chocolate and coffee flavours along with some spiciness. Very creamy too. Simply exquisite.

Oliva Orchant Seleccion Shorty Cigar

Very nice construction with a nice and even burn all the way down. flavours are a little one dimensional for the first 2 thirds with just damp hay and earthy tones, but in the the final third you get toffee and brown sugar with a hint of nuts and then it comes alive. maybe a little over priced but i still would recomend it as it just wasnt quite right for my palate.