“ It’s five o’ clock somewhere.”
Since 1995, the Oliva Cigar Company has been producing high quality Nicaraguan cigars at a reasonable price. Smaller than other producers, the family run company is the second largest grower of Cuban-seed tobacco in Nicaragua. It’s of little wonder that the Oliva Cigar Company has won many awards.
The volcanic-rich soil of Ecuador makes it the perfect environment to grow wrappers. The Oliva family has perfected the process of growing the Connecticut seed shade wrapper in Ecuador. The wrapper is richer and darker than the United States-grown Connecticut wrappers. A fine example of this style is the Connecticut Reserve Toro from the Oliva Cigar Company. It is is a mild to medium- bodied blend of Cuban- seed Nicaraguan filler with the silky handmade Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Generally mild, the light and airy aroma is also nutty and rich. The Oliva Connecticut Reserve maintains its mellowness and creamy texture . Along with significant aging, the Oliva company has created a Connecticut that is a smooth draw and light and bright with mellow flavors of coffee and light cream. Hints of toast and nuts linger in the mouth.
Most cigar smokers are a mellow bunch. They just want to relax after a long day at the office with a fine stogie and drink in hand. At happy hour, the Oliva Company’s Connecticut Reserve series makes the perfect companion with a single barreled scotch.