When NUb cigars debuted in 2008, Oliva Cigars started a revolution by begging the question: What if you could start smoking your cigar at the point where it has the richest amount of flavor and strength? The answer was a line of very short and portly handmade cigars with approximately the same amount of long-filler tobaccos as traditional-length cigars, that could also be smoked and enjoyed in relatively the same amount of time; in some cases, as long as an hour.
Made in esteli, Nicaragua with a Nicaraguan long-filler core presented in a variety of wrappers, Oliva's blenders observed that cigars fully develop their flavor and strength, which they call "the sweet spot," about 1/3 of the way in. The challenge was to create a cigar with just the right proportion of tobacco, length, and ring gauge that, when lit, promised to "open" the sweet spot immediately and hold it throughout the entire length of the smoke. After numerous trials and tribulations, Oliva finally delivered on the promise, and NUb cigars took the cigar world by storm. Other manufacturers followed, but beware of imitations, because there's ONLY one NUb.
NUb Connecticut cigars sport a mellow, creamy-smoking Connecticut wrapper that renders a smooth, medium-bodied smoke laced with woody, toasty, and nutty flavors and a leathery component in the aroma. Recommended as a good "starter NUb" for new smokers due to its sweet characteristics.
NUb Cameroon cigars boast a spotless and silky African Cameroon wrapper offering a sweet, medium-bodied smoke with hints of earthiness, cedar, coffee, and nutmeg. Ideal for experienced palates, as well as novice cigar smokers ready to move up to a richer-tasting blend.
NUb Maduro cigars are capped by a dark, shimmering, and toothy Brazilian maduro wrapper for a creamy, full-bodied, and naturally sweet smoke with a long finish. Now and then, you may pick-up flavors of cocoa, coffee, and a note of toffee. A marvelous choice for any and all maduro lovers.
NUb Habano cigars: NUb Habano is the epitome of dark, spicy Nicaraguan flavor. Rolled in a lush, oily, Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, these full-bodied puros are brimming with complexity. Depending on your palate, you may unearth hints of espresso, caramel, cinnamon, and a fruity note or two. A real crowd pleaser for full-bodied cigar fans.
Oliva Cain NUb cigars combine the straight-ligero blend of Oliva Cain cigars with the corpulent shape of a NUb in your choice of Nicaraguan Habano natural, or Mexican San Andres maduro wrappers. The Habano has an earthy-nutty base with underlying flavors of mocha java, and peppery spice, while the maduro is sweeter with notes of cocoa, sweet spice, and a leathery aroma. If extra-strength cigars are your thing, these two blends will tip the scale in your favor.
NUb Cafe cigars open the NUb cigar experience on a sweet new world of flavor - literally. Rolled in a delicately spicy, sweet-capped Sumatra wrapper, the Nub Cafe espresso blend is infused with estate-grown coffee and other natural flavors, for a mild, satisfying smoke brimming with espresso, vanilla, and dark cacao flavors, further enhanced by aromas of dark roasted coffee and chocolate cake. A must-try for lovers of amazingly aromatic cigars.
NUb Cafe Cappuccino cigars are infused with a mellow coffee flavor, and flawlessly rolled in a sweet-smelling, blonde Connecticut wrapper, topped with a sweetened cap. The smoke is mild, exceedingly smooth, creamy and rife with aromas of mild roasted coffee and sweet tobacco. A relaxing morning or after-dinner smoke that won't offend any non-smokers who happen to be in the area.
NUb Cafe Macchiato cigars infuse mild flavors of espresso, caramel, cocoa, and steamed milk with a milk-chocolaty aroma. Rolled in a sweet-capped Sumatra wrapper, the smoke is opulent and creamy with hints of toffee in the mix. If you enjoy the occasional chocolate bar, forget the vending machine, and make the NUb Macchiato part of your flavored cigar regimen.
Although NUb cigars top-out at 4-inches in length, they are not "short smokes;" rather, they capture the essence of conventionally rolled cigars in an engaging, long-smoking, compact shape. While some of the wider sizes may take a little mouth-feel adjustment, you're going to get a magnificent smoke with all the rich Nicaraguan character and aroma that only Oliva Cigars can create. Browse the entire line and find the NUb cigar that's best for you.