Oliva Cigars launches "Year of the Dragon," a limited-edition Churchill cigar for Chinese New Year. Available exclusively at China Duty Free, it features Nicaraguan tobaccos and an Ecuadorian wrapper.
"I liked it but it isn't something that I would reach for necessarily. The smoke output was great and the density was thick and creamy. I found the profile to be a bit too monotone for the length but if you're a fan of rich tobacco notes this would be a real winner for you. It is a very good cigar but just a bit out of my wheelhouse. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"I enjoyed the flavors, the aroma was pleasant, it put off a ton of smoke. The size is good for a relaxing morning cup of coffee, and the flavors themselves pair well with coffee. I would have given it a higher rating, but due to the hole in the wrapper, it caused the draw to be weird, hardly getting any smoke, while smoke poured off the end like a tire fire." -Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
"This was a nice pleasant smoke that I would absolutely smoke again. I believe this was a corona or even a petite corona. There was plenty of transitions to keep my attention. Starting out with wood, chocolate and rye then switching up to earth tones then settling out with cream.....very interesting smoke. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"Overall I would say this was a pretty good cigar that I enjoyed. I did like the 1st part better then the ending. There was a very nice sweet pepper spice at the start which I really liked, but then as the cigar went on some of the flavors faded and it became more muted and smooth." -Wes (SosaCub4Life)
Starting February 2, 2023 the Oliva Serie V Melanio will be available in a new size, a 5 x 54 Double Robusto parejo (round), a size exclusive to Casa de Montecristo’s retail stores and lounges.
JR Cigar is adding a legendary cigar to its 50th Anniversary celebration cigars - the Oliva Serie V Melanio. The Oliva Serie V Melanio JR 50th is said to be a special tweaked version of the blend that has been on the market since 2012. It is also a unique shape, being the first rounded version of the cigar sold in the US.
"I really enjoyed this cigar. Burned nice at a great pace with some wonderful Flavors. Starting with the pepper and earth which moved into the roasted nuts and bitter veggie flavors. While I was smoking this I had a glass of bourbon which paired nicely. The sweetness from my bourbon and the bitter roasted flavors from the cigar was excellent. I look forward to seeing what this was so I can pick up more." -Jake P. (Jake P.)
Gilberto F. Oliva Sr., the patriarch of Oliva Cigar Co., died on Saturday in Miami, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was 86 years old. Oliva was born in Cuba and was the grandson of Melanio Oliva, the first member of his family to grow tobacco. Oliva went from tobacco growing to tobacco brokering. He focused on leaf that many growers ignored, including libre de pie, the leaves that grow closest to the ground and are known as sand leaf.
EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, has just added a new, affordably-priced line to its stable of Oliva cigars. Named "Baptiste by Oliva," the line features a full-bodied blend of diverse Nicaraguan long-fillers rolled in a flawless Ecuadorian-grown Habano wrapper leaf.