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Length: 5" Ring Gauge: 43 Packaging: Single cigar
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.
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!!
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.
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
by Staff on Thursday 04 August, 2016
These have quickly become my go-to lunchtime cigar. Wonderfully smooth, thick smoke from every puff, razor sharp burn and perfect draw. The flavour is complex and creamy with hints of wood and spice throughout. An absolute bargain for such a quality smoke.
by Craig on Tuesday 02 August, 2016
I really disliked this. Bitter, too woody and constantly went out. Maybe I'm missing something? I found it downright unpleasant. Gave up and tried the Torano Palmita. Far nicer.