In 1886 Melanio Oliva began growing tobacco in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. His son Facundo took over the growing operations in the 1920s. After turmoil in communist Cuba in the 1960’s, Facundo travelled to various Central American countries to find the Cuban flavored tobacco settling in Nicaragua. Today, Facundo’s son Gilberto runs the Oliva Cigar Company which is the second largest grower of Cuban-seed tobacco in Nicaragua.
The Oliva Cigar Company has an exceptional reputation at producing affordable cigars without sacrificing quality or flavor. You will never find an overpriced Oliva cigar. The Connecticut Reserve Double Toro is worth stocking in your humidor.
This Cuban-seed Nicaraguan is handmade in a fine, silky Ecuador-Connecticut wrapper. Ecuador has the perfect climate for producing wrappers because it is right on the equator! The wrapper is the last tobacco leaf rolled and the Connecticut Reserve Double Toro is a traditional 60 ring gauge and 6 length. This Double Toro is solidly constructed. With a light wrapper which draws smoothly, the Oliva Connecticut Reserve starts toasty and has an airy, creamy finish.
After significant aging, the Connecticut Reserve is mild to medium bodied with rich earthy flavors of wood, nuts, and subtle, but exceptional, notes of coffee and cream.
If you are seeking Cuban flavor at a reasonable price the Oliva Connecticut Reserve is for you. Enjoy this cigar on your veranda paired with your morning coffee or after dinner brandy. Oliva fans of the Double Toro will find this cigar truly satisfying. This is your go to cigar!