Oliva’s history dates back to pre-Cuban War of Independence when Melanio Oliva started growing his own tobacco in 1886. The company is still family owned and operated and in the 1960’s moved to the beautiful country of Nicaragua. Since then, they have had several lines and highly rated cigars; with the Serie V Melanio receiving a 96 point rating and being named #1 Cigar of 2014 by Cigar Aficionado.
Oliva Serie V cigars are perfectly balanced, full-flavored cigars, with a hearty blend of Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley Ligero long fillers and Nicaraguan binders capped in one of the most gorgeous and flavorful Nicaraguan Habano Sun Grown wrappers. Blended to deliver a full-bodied taste while maintaining a non-overpowering smoothness, the smoke is complex with accents of rich coffee and dark chocolate on a long finish.