Flor De Oliva Cigars
Flor De Oliva Cigars Description
Bundle cigars that blow away most boxed cigars! Flor De Oliva cigars are all-premium, long-filler firsts, NOT seconds, handmade by the Oliva Family in Nicaragua. The filler is 100% fully-aged Nicaraguan capped with your choice of sweet Sumatra, or unsweetened, richer-tasting Maduro wrappers. The cigars draw well, and both blends have a well-balanced, medium-bodied flavor with notes of sweet-spice and caramel on the finish. Order a bundle of this sensational value today. You'll be back for more!
Oliva cigars are all premium long-filler blends handcrafted by the Oliva Family in Estelí, Nicaragua. The filler tobaccos are grown in the Estelí, Jalapa, and Condega regions of Nicaragua, then rolled in a variety of wrappers that include Sumatra, African Cameroon, Connecticut Broadleaf, Ecuadorian Connecticut, plus Nicaraguan-grown Corojo and Habano. All of the tobaccos are fully-aged, cured to perfection, and blended for a smooth, rich-tasting and well-balanced smoke. Whether you're drawn to the value-priced Flor de Oliva bundles, the milder Oliva Serie G and Connecticut Reserve, or the full-flavored Oliva Serie O and bold Oliva Serie V, Oliva cigars have something for every cigar smoker's taste and budget.Oliva Cigars: From a Cuban farm to Worldwide fame
The Oliva Cigars story starts in the Pinar Del Rio region of Cuba, where the family patriarch, Melanio Oliva, first grew tobacco in 1886. During Cuba's War of Independence Melanio suspended his tobacco growing operations to fight along side his fellow Cubans. After the war, Melanio went back to growing and the farm returned to business as usual.
By the early 1920's Melanio turned the fields over to his 17-year-old son, Hipolito Oliva. Several decades later, the Communists took over the farms. By this time Hipolito's son, Gilberto Oliva (Sr.), was running the farm and eventually ceased growing tobacco to became a broker. By the time he was 24, Gilberto was well-established and was trading tobacco from a several growers, including his grandfather, Melanio.
The family survived the Revolution, but in the early 60's the strain of Castro's regime became too much to bear and Gilberto left Cuba and moved to Nicaragua. Moreover, many of the growers he knew personally had already fled to Nicaragua. And for good reason. The soil, the climate and the leaf were very similar to Cuba, and Gilberto began growing tobacco again.
Then, history repeated itself. During the period between 1976 and 1977 the political climate in Nicaragua became so volatile that the Sandinistas seized all of Gilberto's property, forcing him to flee again; this time to Panama, where he opened his first factory. One year, a violent storm destroyed the fields beyond repair, and Gilberto left Panama. But he pressed on, and during the last 40 years, Gilberto has also grown tobacco in Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines.
By the 1980's, Gilberto was working as the head of production for Nestor Plasencia's factory in Honduras. Then, in 1994, under Gilberto's direction, the first Oliva cigars rolled-off the line. They had a mild blend of Dominican and Honduran longfillers rolled in Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut wrappers. Within a year, the family had saved enough money from cigar sales to open their own factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua where the tobacco was far superior. Gilberto Jr. and brother Carlos ran the Ocotal factory, and eventually Gilberto left Honduras to join his sons in Nicaragua.
Today, The Oliva Family are Nicaragua's second largest grower of Cuban-seed tobacco and make some of the most highly-acclaimed cigars in the industry. Oliva cigars have made Cigar Aficionado's "Top 25 Cigars of the Year" every year since 2005, and a Serie V cigar has been on the list from 2008-2011.
"Cigars are a way of life for my family. We make our living from it, we all enjoy smoking them, and about 70% of our conversations are about cigars or tobacco. Cigars and tobacco are more than just an important thing to us, it is us, it defines us." - José Oliva.
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