Oliva Cigars are one of the most coveted line of cigars across the world, and contain a multitude of varieties of handmade, luxury stogies. The Serie V is their most popular line of cigars, featuring a selection of premium Nicaraguan fillers from the most exotic corners of the country, and a variety of wrappers from Mexican Maduro to sun-grown Habano. Serie O comes in at a close second, and features a divine blend of Nicaraguan Habano fillers, with sun-grown Habano and Connecticut broadleaf wrappers. A special Connecticut Reserve line is also featured in the company’s lineup, with a Nicaraguan filler and Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Oliva is proud to have 25 cigars that have earned the title of “Best Cigar of the Year,” from Cigar Aficionado.
Few cigar manufacturers can boast a worldwide following like Oliva Cigars. The company began in 1886, when a man by the name of Melanio Oliva began growing tobacco in the fields of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. As the business made its way through two generations of Oliva men, the tobacco landscape took a turn for the worse, following the aftermath of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. It was up to Melanio’s grandson, Gilberto, to find a place where the company could regain its footing once more. He found that hallowed ground in Nicaragua, where he came to the conclusion that, “Northern Nicaragua enjoys all the natural blessings for great Habano.” Since that time, the family-run business has gained the title of the second largest grower of Cuban-seed tobacco in Nicaragua.