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CIGAR AFICIONADO MAGAZINE

Cigar Aficionado
Date: March 2014

Oliva Goes Global
Cigar companies have long been content to focus their sales efforts on the U.S. market, but today many are expanding their brands abroad.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: January 2014

Oliva Serie O Churchill
Oliva Serie O Churchill is named Best Cigars of the Year - Top 25 for 2013.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: January 2014

Oliva Serie V Torpedo
Oliva Serie V Torpedo receives a 92 rating for its nearly flawless appearance and a spicy finish.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: January 2014

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro
Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro receives a 89 rating for its near-perfect dark wrapper and its sweet notes and charry finish.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: November 2013

Oliva Serie V Lancero
The Oliva Serie V Lancero receives a 91 rating for its sweet and hearty, dense, chewy smoke with hints of brown sugar.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: August 2013

Oliva Serie O Churchill
The Oliva Serie O Churchill receives a 92 rating for its sun-grown wrapper with the Padron 1964 Diplomatico Maduro for best Churchill-sized cigar.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: June 2013

Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
The Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto receives a 90 rating for its lush draw and superb burn throughout the smoke.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2013

Oliva Serie V Melanio
The Oliva Serie V has been a stunning success since it's debut, earning a 92 rating for it's gorgeous and complex cigar brimming Figurado.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2013

Oliva Serie V Belicoso
Made with a dark, high-priming wrappers and Nicaraguan filler, the strickly well made Belicoso has been one of the 25 Best Cigars of 2012.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2011

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial
The Oliva Serie V line has been one of the most critically acclaimed cigar releases of the past several years.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: April 2010

NICARAGUA'S NEXT GIANT
With its penchant for innovative smokes and a sizable supply of tobacco leaf, Oliva Cigar Co. has doubled production since 2006.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2010

THE BEST CIGARS OF THE YEAR
Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Belicoso.
  
The Serie V Liga Especial Belicoso Features superb construction, powerful, full-bodied flavors of meat and nuts and a balancing sweetness.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2009

THE BEST CIGARS OF THE YEAR
Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Double Robusto.
  
The Oliva Cigar Co. has a huge hit on its hands with the Serie V.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: August 2008

OLIVA SERIE O CHURCHILL
This $5 smoke from Oliva Cigar Co., a bomb of great flavor.  
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: April 2008

TOP ROBUSTO (OLIVA SERIE V DOUBLE ROBUSTO)
Oliva Cigar Co. has a hit with its Serie V line,  
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2008

OLIVA SERIE V TORPEDO
The Best Cigars of the Year.  
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: December 2007

OLIVA SERIE V TORPEDO
When a cigar scores 94 points, everyone notices. But when a cigar scores 94 points and retails for less than $7, it is proof that a near-classic smoke does not have to be inordinately expensive.  
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: August 2007

THE OLIVA CIGAR FAMILY
The family-owned business (known as Oliva Cigar Co. in the United States) makes about 6 million cigars a year 
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2007

BEST CIGARS OF THE YEAR OLIVA SERIE G CAMEROON ROBUSTO
This Cameroon cloaked robusto is one of the company's best. 
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: December 2006

TOP CORONAS OLIVA SPECIAL S NO. 4
The wrapper on this corona is lightly hued with few flaws.  A lush draw delivers chewy smoke full of leather, nougat and cherry flavors.  The finish is long and sweet.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: October 2006

GILBERTO OLIVA Sr. + JOSE OLIVA
Oliva Cigar Co. has been growing tobacco in Nicaragua for decades.  The Miami Lakes, Florida, company branched out into cigar manufacturing 11 years ago.  
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: August 2006

OLIVA GRAND CAMEROON CHURCHILL
A sharp-edged, pressed cigar. It smacks of white peper, nuts and toasts on the palate, with good balance.
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: February 2006

OLIVA MASTER BLENDS 2 ROBUSTO
The only robusto to score 90 points or higher
BEST CIGARS OF THE YEAR
Oliva "O" Classic Olé
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Cigar Aficionado
Date: August 2005

Oliva "O" OLÉ
Oliva just turned 10 years old, and the cigars it's making today are superior to the ones it made at its inception.
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CIGAR SNOB

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CIGAR SNOB
Date: May / June 2014

Oliva Serie V - Churchill Extra
Oliva Serie V Churchill Extra receives 93 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: May / June 2014

Oliva Serie V - Connecticut Reserve
Oliva Serie V Connecticut Reserve receives 91 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: March / April 2014

Oliva Serie V - No. 4
Oliva Serie V No. 4 receives 93 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: January / February 2014

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro - Torpedo
Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Torpedo receives 94 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: January / February 2014

Oliva Connecticut Reserve
Oliva Connecticut Reserve - Toro receives 91 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: September / October 2013

Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro - Torpedo
Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro Torpedo receives 93 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: July / August 2013

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial - Toro
Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial Toro receives 93 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: July / August 2013

Oliva Serie G Cameroon - Churchill
Oliva Serie G Cameroon Churchill receives 91 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: May / June 2013

Oliva Master Blends 3 Robusto
Oliva Master Blends 3 Robusto receives 92 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: May / June 2013

Oliva Serie O Churchill
Oliva Serie O Churchill receives 91 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: March / April 2013

OLIVA Connecticut Reserve
Oliva Connecticut Reserve receives 91 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: January / February 2013

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO
Cigar of the Year.
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Cigar Snob

CIGAR SNOB
Date: November / December 2012

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO
The Melanio received an impressive 95 points.
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CIGAR SNOB
Date: January / February 2009

OLIVA SERIE V CHURCHILL EXTRA
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CIGAR AMBASSADOR MAGAZINE

CIGAR AMBASSADOR MAGAZINE
2010

OLIVA FEATURED
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CIGAR INSIDER

Cigar Insider

CIGAR INSIDER
Date: October 8, 2013

OLIVA SERIE V HIGHEST SCORING SMOKE FROM OLIVA CIGAR.

Vertical Brand Tasting: Oliva Serie V
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: November 13, 2012

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO FIGURADO AN IMPRESSIVE 92 pts.

The Melanio received an impressive 92 points.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: November 24, 2009

OLIVA MADURO HITS SHELVES

Oliva Cigar Co. has released the 2009 version of the
Oliva Serie V Maduro Especiale.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: October 20, 2009

Oliva Serie O Torpedo 91
A well-formed torpedo with a beautifully colored wrapper.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: February 10, 2009

OLIVA CIGAR COMPANY ADDS CONNECTICUT BLEND
Oliva Cigar Co., maker of a host of top-rated cigars, is coming out with a mild version aimed at entry-level cigar smokers.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: October 7, 2008

OLIVA CIGAR CO. ADDS MADURO TORPEDO TO SERIE V LINE
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: July 8, 2008

OLIVA CIGAR SERIE V MAKES TOP 5 LIST OF HOTTEST BRANDS
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: June 17, 2008

OLIVA SERIE O CHURCHILL
An attractive Churchill that comes on earthy, oak and strong..
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: February 19, 2008

BEST CIGARS THIS ISSUE
An impeccably constructed cigar with great oils and rich color.
OLIVA SERIE V Double Robusto (92)
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: December 18, 2007

CIGAR NEWS
Cigar Insider's Best Cigars of the Year 
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: October 23, 2007

CIGAR NEWS
Tasting report: Exclusive December 2007 Cigar Aficionado Previews
OLIVA SERIE V TORPEDO (94)
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: September 25, 2007

CIGAR NEWS
Oliva Serie V cigars first hit the market in June.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: September 11, 2007

CIGAR NEWS
The Oliva Serie V is the newest release from Oliva Cigar Co.
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: May 22, 2007

CIGAR NEWS
Oliva Cigar Company To Release Stronger Cigar
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: December 19, 2006

CIGAR INSIDER'S BEST CIGARS OF THE YEAR
Oliva Grand Cameroon Belicoso
Oliva Master Blends 3 Liga Maestra Robusto
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: November 7, 2006

BEST CIGARS THIS ISSUE
Oliva Master Blends 3 Robusto
Oliva Master Blends 3 Double Robusto
Oliva Master Blends 3 Torpedo
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CIGAR INSIDER
Date: March 7, 2006

BEST CIGARS THIS ISSUE
Oliva Grand Cameroon Belicoso
Oliva Grand Cameroon Robusto
Oliva Grand Cameroon Churchill
Oliva Grand Cameroon Corona Grande
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EUROPEAN CIGAR / CIGAR JOURNAL

CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Summer 2014

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO DOUBLE TORO
Oliva Serie V Melanio Especial Torpedo receives a 93 rating.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Spring 2014

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO ESPECIAL
Oliva Serie V Melanio Especial Torpedo receives a 90 rating.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Winter 2013

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO
Oliva Serie V Melanio rated Top 25 Cigars of 2013.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Winter 2013

OLIVA SERIE V SPECIAL EDITION 2012 DIADEMA
Oliva Serie V Special Edition 2012 Diadema receives a 96 rating for spicy aromas of cedar and coffee with gentle chocolate sweetness.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Winter 2013

OLIVA SERIE V MELANIO FIGURADO
Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado receives a 93 rating for its escalation of sweetness, dark chocolate and peppery spice.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Summer 2013

WOODY AND ROASTED
Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill receives a 94 rating for its perfectly balanced and expressive smoking experience.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Spring 2013

BALANCED AND SPICY
Oliva Serie V Melanio No. 4 receives a 92 rating for its box-pressed Petit Corona and delicate sweetness.
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CIGAR JOURNAL
Date: Winter 2012

FINEST CIGAR OF 2012
Oliva Serie V Double Toro rated No. 1 cigar of 2012.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: Spring 2010

GOING GLOBAL
A brand on its way around the world.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: Summer 2009

NUB-START IN LONDON
Nub won admirers with its unique shape and spectacular flavor.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: Spring 2009

OLIVA SERIE G ROBUSTO "BEST BUY"
A sandy, beautiful wrapper surrounds this box-pressed cigar...
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: Winter 2009

OLIVA SERIE V LANCEROS: THE REVIVAL OF THE LANCERO SIZE
Since the early 1980's, the Cohiba Lanceros have been regarded as a benchmark for the Laguito No.1 size.  After several years of fading from the scene, this elegant vitola is now having a revival.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: February 2008

OLIVA SERIE O: BEST BUY
A dense complex cigar with a smooth, cedary-herbal interplay of spices.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: April 2008

OLIVA: NEW LINES, MORE ROLLERS
Oliva Cigars is looking forward to further growth in 2008.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: April 2007

OLIVA SERIE V, Double Robusto
5 Stars, "The Perfect Smoke!"
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: March 2007

OLIVA SERIE
Oliva Cigars has won the favor of the Europeans..
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: April 2007

OLIVA SERIE O NO. 4
Beautiful dark wrapper; earthy-spicy, intense aromas in the excellent draw;
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: February 2007

OLIVA SERIE V LAUNCH
The Oliva Cigar Co. will have a worldwide launch of a new Cubanesque style cigar.
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EUROPEAN CIGAR
Date: March 2006

OLIVA COMES TO EUROPE
The Oliva Cigar Company, owned by a respected tobacco family with experience accumulated over the last several generations, is making their leap to Europe.
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CIGAR AFFECTION

CIGAR AFFECTION
Date: November 2013

Oliva Serie V Melanio Gran Reserva Limitada
Oliva Serie V Melanio Gran Reserva Limitada Churchill wins the EXCELSUS Best Cigar of the Year Award 2013 in South Africa.
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HDL MAGAZINE

HDL

COME ON OVER HERE BOY
HAVE A CIGAR

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SMOKE MAGAZINE

SMOKE
Date: Summer 2008

NICARAGUA RISING
Carlos Oliva, founder of Tabacalera Oliva S.A. (Tabolisa), has been in the tobacco business all of his life, and was making cigars in Honduras before coming to Nicaragua..  
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SMOKE
Date: Summer 2005

OLIVA'S ODYSSEY
The story of the Oliva family begins in Cuba's legendary taobacco heartland, spans five generations
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THE CIGAR REPORT

THE CIGAR REPORT
Date: Winter Issue

OLIVA SERIE O
The "excellent" and "well-constructed" Oliva didn't disappoint upon being lit, yielding up an "aromatic and full-bodied" aroma paired with a "smooth and mellow" flavor "with hints of wood."
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TOBACCONIST MAGAZINE

TOBACCONIST
Date: April 2005

CIGAR INTEGRATION
The Oliva family creates cigars that appeal to all palates and budgets using their large tobacco reserves
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ROBB REPORT

ROBB REPORT
Date: November 2007

LONG ON FLAVOR
All of the Oliva cigars we have tried taste exceptionally smooth, but the Oliva Special S Diadema requires a new descriptor. 
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CIGAR PRESS

CIGAR PRESS
Vol IV Issue I

Oliva Cigar Company Oliva Serie V and Oliva Serie O.
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CIGAR PRESS
Vol III Issue IV

Oliva Cigar Company Oliva O Robusto and Oliva Serie V Torpedo.
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CIGAR & SPIRITS

CIGAR & SPIRITS
Date: March / April 2014

Oliva Serie V 6x56 receives a 93 rating for its delivery of full-bodied taste, complex tobacco, and balance of spices.
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