Flor de Oliva Torpedo

Flor de Oliva Torpedo

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Sumatra
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ~$2.50
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Background Info

Handmade by the Oliva family, this particular cigar is a ever popular choice in the world of budget-conscious cigar buyers.

Mission Debrief

Coming from last review where I reviewed the pricey God of Fire, I wanted to follow up with a cigar that anyone could afford. One of my go-to, affordable cigars in my humidor is the Flor de Oliva. I discovered it about a year ago from the cigar chatter via Twitter but because of the price tag (note: cheap), I was a bit wary it might end up like the cigars you see behind the counter at a gas station. Nevertheless, I heeded the words of those I trust and followed through.

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Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ~$4.50 each
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Here is another cigar review from Richard Bui, enjoy the read!

When I usually reach for a cigar from my humidor, it is almost always a Cuban. It's not that I'm snob or anything, but I find, more often than not, I like the Cuban taste over Dominicans, Nicaraguans, and so on. But that doesn't mean that I haven't found some wonderful non-Cuban cigars that I equally like, one being the Oliva Connecticut Reserve that I'll be reviewing today.

Oliva is generally better known for their full-bodied cigars such as the Serie G, Serie O, and Serie V. The Connecticut Reserve is a special line of Oliva that is meant to appeal to mild-bodied cigar smokers who aren't looking for an over-powering cigar. The Connecticut Reserve comes in five sizes: Churchill, Lonsdale, Robusto, Torpedo, and Toro. This review will cover the Toro vitola.

Also an interesting tidbit is that you will not find anything about the Connecticut Reserve on Oliva's website except on their ratings page, not sure why that is.

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Oliva Serie V Belicoso

Oliva Serie V Belicoso

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Belicoso
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Habano Sun Grown
Filler : Jalapa Valley Ligero
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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Two years ago when I tried my first couple samples of the then new Oliva Serie V, I was impressed by what I thought was a very tasty cigar but a little frustrated by construction issues I experienced with each one of them including the stick I smoked for my review of the Double Robusto. I didn’t let those construction issues turn me away though. Over time I kept revisiting the Oliva V in various different vitolas and ultimately the Belicoso really won me over to the point that the Oliva Serie V Belicoso was second only to the Tatuaje Havana Cazadores as my most often smoked cigar this past year. I guess that is a bit of a spoiler in terms of what is to come in this review but there you have it.

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Cain Habano Belicoso

Cain Habano Belicoso

Origin : Esteli, NicaraguaCain Cigars
Format : Belicoso/Torpedo
Size : 5 x 50
Composition : Esteli Ligero, Condega Ligero, Jalapa Ligero with "other tobaccos"
Hand-Made
Price : Unknown
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At this year's IPCPR show in New Orleans, cigars smokers will be treated to another wave of exciting and new cigar releases. Some may be dog-rockets and others are sure to be gems. One of these highly anticipated and sure successes will be Cain by Oliva Cigar Co. Cain is the creation of Sam Leccia creator of Nub cigars. It was designed to be a "Straight Ligero" cigar but contains "other tobaccos for a true burn. The[se] other tobaccos make no significant contribution to flavor." From what we all know of ligero it comes from the top of the tobacco plant and yields the thickest and smallest leaves of the plant, yet also the most flavorful. Because of these traits, special care must be taken from harvest to blending to bring balance in use of these tobaccos. And especially so in creating a straight ligero cigar. Well after having a chance to sample a pre-release Cain thanks to Sam, I would have to say he has another successful creation on his hands.

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Cheap Smoke: El Cobre by Oliva

El Cobre by Oliva

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6.5 x 52
Price : ~$4.00
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As lovers of fine cigars, I'm sure that most of you are well aware of the Oliva family of cigars. With cigar lines such as the Serie V, Master Blends, and their newest smash-hit the Nub, Oliva has become a power player in the cigar industry. But, despite the overwhelming popularity of their cigars, Oliva still has some lesser known treats that you may not have heard much about. One such hidden gem is the El Cobre. The El Cobre is a full-bodied maduro cigar that packs a ton of flavour! When smoking an El Cobre, one can expect to taste complex flavours of coffee and nuts, mixed with hints of leather and chocolaty sweetness. A unique trait that sets the El Cobre apart from other cigars is the unique aroma of the resting smoke, which has a scent similar to that of burning sweet grass. If you're a fan of full-bodied cigars, then the El Cobre by Oliva is a hidden gem that's sure to please!

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Cheap Smoke: Oliva Serie G Maduro

Oliva Serie G Maduro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Price : ~$3.50-$4.00
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This review comes courtesy of Charlie aka Labman.

The Oliva Serie G Maduro was one of the first maduro cigars I ever had the pleasure of smoking, and it has remained one of my favourites ever since. The Serie G sports a very dark, oily wrapper that for a first timer can be a little intimidating. But, once lit, all fears melt away as the Serie G delivers rich flavours of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, and hints of coffee. A light spice and sweet tanginess can be detected when retro-haling the Serie G's creamy smoke through the sinuses. Even though I would classify the Oliva Serie G Maduro as medium-full in body, it's a cigar that even the most inexperienced smoker can enjoy. So go out, give it a try, and be sure to let us know what you think!

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Oliva Master Blends 3 Torpedo

Oliva Master Blends 3 Torpedo

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 x 52
Ring : 52
Wrapper : Broadleaf Sun-Grown (Ecuador)
Filler : Nicaraguan Habano
Binder : Nicaraguan Ligero
Hand-Made
Price : $12 each
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The cigars for this review were kindly provided by CigarsDirect.com, your source for premium cigars.

Oliva Master Blends III (also known as Liga Maestra - "master blend" in Spanish) is the third release in Oliva's limited Master Blend series. It uses an Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper and Nicaraguan filler and binder which are all supposed to be grown in limited quantities, thus the supply is limited although no exact numbers can be found.

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Oliva “O” Ovation Maduro (Old Embroidered Band)

Oliva “O” Ovation Maduro

Oliva CigarsOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Double Corona
Size : 7.0″ x 50
Wrapper : Connecticut Grown Maduro
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ?
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I will refrain from rehashing all the background on this smoke here since I talked a bit about the old Oliva “O” cigars in the review I did just prior to this one on the Oliva “O” Bold Omni. I’ll just quickly thank Smokinson at The Herf Hut Cigar Forum again for his generosity in sending me this fine, aged maduro. I’ll also quickly touch on the fact that this is a cigar with some nice age on it. It has been several years since the Oliva “O” with the embroidered band has been produced. Like most avid cigar lovers, I really enjoy smoking a well aged cigar. So… let's get to it.

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