Oliva Cigar Co. is celebrating its 135th anniversary in the tobacco industry with a very special release. The company has announced a limited edition commemorative box containing exclusively handmade cigars.
Melanio Oliva founded Oliva Cigar Co. in 1886 when he began growing tobacco in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio municipality. By the early 1920s, his son, Facundo, had taken over and continued to cultivate the family fields in Cuba for several decades. Following Fidel Castro’s communist revolution of 1959, Facundo traveled from country to country trying to recreate what he had started in Cuba. His journeys took him to Honduras, Panama, Mexico and the Philippines before he finally settled in Nicaragua, which he found to be the best country to grow tobacco in. Oliva Cigar Co. is now part of the J. Cortès group, and stands as the second largest Cuban-seed tobacco grower in Nicaragua.
The Oliva 135th Anniversary Edición Limitada cigar will present Oliva’s Serie V in a new vitola size. The lacquered box will contain 12 perfecto-shaped 5 1/2 x 54 cigar that will be closed at both ends and feature a rounded head. The box will feature a colorful scene from Oliva’s Estelí farms under the lid along with a unique historical descriptive band adorning the front. Only 15,000 boxes of the Oliva 135th Anniversary Edición Limitada will be released worldwide.
The Oliva 135th Anniversary Edición Limitada Nicaraguan filler. Each box will have a suggested retail price of $120. This cigar will begin arriving in stores in October 2021. For all the latest news from Oliva Cigar Co., visit olivacigar.com.