Oliva Orchant Seleccion Skinny Cigar - Box of 10

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Description

Length: 5"
Ring Gauge: 43
Packaging: Box of 10

We are proud to introduce you to the Orchant Seleccion Oliva cigars which are exclusive to CGars, Turmeaus and Robert Graham stores across the UK.

This cigar is the result of collaboration between Mitchell Orchant, Tor Imports and Oliva to produce a uniquely blended Oliva cigar tailored to meet Mitchell’s high standards and the UK cigar smokers palate; all at affordable prices!

You cannot get any better than Oliva at the moment! Look at the high profile awards that they have collected in the last 3 months:-

- Oliva V Melanio Figuarado just been awarded the No1 Cigar of the Year by the Cigar Aficionado blind test panel.
- The Oliva V Melanio Double Toro was ranked number 5 cigar of 2014 by the Cigar Journal.
- Oliva were presented with the UK Cigar Producer of the Year in 2014 by the Spectator Cigar Awards in November in London.

Mitchell underwent a rigorous sampling exercise in the summer of 2014 to carefully select the blend and create a stylish design using the award winning Serie V Melanio as his inspiration.

The cigars are boxed in 10’s and blend consists of an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, with a Nicaraguan filler and binder.

A little bit of background to Oliva...

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.

Business was tough in those days, and Oliva struggled. Faced with dwindling reserves of cash, in a cost-cutting move they turned to Gilberto Sr.’s robust stocks of Nicaraguan tobacco, which changed the flavour profile of Oliva cigars at a time when the interest in Nicaraguan flavour was increasing.

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 No1 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.

Reviews

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by rhys on Sunday 24 September, 2017
Just put this one down. Pretty nice, good even burn the whole smoke, lasted about 50 mins. Very nice draw, smooth and tasty. Not many distinct flavours other than nice tobacco, but that may just be me. Got a bit tarry towards the last quarter. Great for a beginner like myself, good value, nice taste, even burn. I liked it, but have to recommend the tubed inka secret blend red (these 2 are my first purchase outside of cuba where i picked up the passion), as its just a nicer smoke and cheaper too
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by Jonathan on Friday 21 July, 2017
I ordered up various selection packs to restock the humidor after a cigar hiatus of a couple of years, included in which was this little beauty. After resting for a couple of days in the humidor I poured myself a generous measure of a Bruichladdich virgin cask edition and settled down in the garden for a little relaxation. First impressions were good, the construction was excellent and the cigar just looked good. It cut well and lit easily. I always found cigars to be as subjective as whisky when reviewing, but for what it is worth this is my tuppence worth...... Initially the cold draw I found to be quite astringent, warming quickly to dry toast and well worn leather as the first third progressed, once it warmed and progressed through the second third it mellowed dramatically, transitioning to a beautiful rich tobacco flavour underlayed with honeyed melon or pineapple, coffee and the barest hint of a pleasant spice (perhaps a little white pepper?). The final third remained very mild and gentle with a gradual increase in the overall spice. Overall the experience was incredibly moreish. The draw was perhaps a little looser than my preference, although this did not detract in any way from the experience. Overall I must say that it was a welcome return to cigar smoking, an exceptionally pleasant way to spend 45 minutes or so. If the other two vitola's are in the same league as this then I will be hard pressed to decide which gets the honour of filling my humidor. Well done Mitchell, you have produced an absolute belter!
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by paul on Wednesday 28 December, 2016
Fantastic cigar!! Wonderfully smooth, thick smoke from every puff, burn is superb and perfect draw. loads of flavour, creamy sweet wood and spice throughout. bargain for such a quality smoke. Shall be buying again!!
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by Jason on Saturday 12 November, 2016
Had about 6 of these now. All the others were perfect but this one was quite bitter and went out a couple of times too. However I would still maintain that this cigar is brilliant value for money and I will carry on buying for definite. If you are on a budget or are looking for an ever day puffing stick, you really should try a few of these.
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by Jason on Saturday 06 August, 2016
Bit of a suprise this one, I ordered a single purely on impulse as part of a nice varied order that I have brought with me on a trip to Spain. My daily Cigar is a Davidoff 2000 which I obviously enjoy. However my first Skinny was a very pleasant suprise, a definite contender for the Davidoff 2000, very similar and much cheaper. I loved this singleton, I can honestly say that if they prove to be consistent in quality and taste Davidoff 2000's are in trouble. On the basis of my first encounter I would strongly recommend you try these
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