Have a taste of our Oliva range of cigars with this sampler, we're offering a bit of everything to really give you the full experience. From the Oliva Serie G - Special G - Aged Cameroon Cigar, a medium cigar with sweet and tangy notes to the Oliva Chubby Cigar - Orchant Seleccion, blended and introduced by Mitchell Orchant. Not forgetting the Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar, a full bodied cigar with amazing and complex characteristics, you will be introduced to dark coffee and chocolate notes with a subtle yet still balanced spice throughout.
Oliva's cigars have appeared on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list nine times in a row.
This sampler includes:
- 3 x Oliva Serie G - Special G - Aged Cameroon Cigar (48 x 3 3/4")
- 3 x Oliva Serie G - Maduro Belicoso Cigar (52 x 5")
- 3 x Oliva Chubby Cigar - Orchant Seleccion (60 x 4")
- 3 x Oliva Serie O - Robusto Cigar (50 x 5")
- 3 x Oliva Serie V - Belicoso Cigar (54 x 5")
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.
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.