Stogie of the Week
Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (2012)
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Size: 6 x 50
MSRP: Box of ten $95.00
The fifth year of this limited edition brings the return of the Toro vitola and Mexican wrapper used in 2011. Once again, this limited run includes 5,000 ten count boxes of cigars. We featured all four previous releases on Episode 17 "Oliva Showdown" and we are excited to try the newest blend.
What We Have Been Smoking
The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 41 Stogies Page.
See Paul's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
See Tim's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
See Mark's List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
Segment: Your Most Favorite Short/Petit Robusto's
Generally 4 x 50'ish this vitola is a favorite with us.
Some of our Favorites
- My Father Le Bijou 1922 Petit Robusto - $96.60
- La Duena by My Father Petit Robusto- $102.96
- Quesada Oktoberfest Kurz - $112.95
- Paul Garmirian Symphony 20 Ltd Short Robusto- $186.95
- Davidoff Millennium Short Robusto - $285.00
- Quesada Espana Short Robusto | Halfwheel
- Cohiba Magico Maduro
So we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter about the history of this vitola.
Here's what they had to say.
Jim R. Vonier wrote;
Only thing I have come across when I was looking into trying the Olivia Nubs last year was that they were classified as Short Robusto's which is evidently a size of less than five inches in length and ring gauges of 50 up to 64. I found one of the articles I looked at, but did not get much more out of it - Still Plenty to be Thankful For
I cold be completely wrong, but I've always equated the Short Robusto with the Rothschild. I realize this is a subjective thing, so many would disagree with my statement. Usually 4 x 48 to 4 1/2 x 48 is Rothschild in my book. Cigar Encyclopedia has some good content on this. http://cigarcyclopedia.com/news-views/cigar-news/992-what-is-a-rothschild
Mike Velino wrote:
Related topic about Robusto's. Interesting how they weren't really popular till late 80's.The Robusto Generation
Contest: Box Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (2012)
With a big thanks to John Gazerro, Regional Manager of Oliva Cigars, for providing the cigars for this contest!
Question: How many years has the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial been released? What wrapper was used and what vitola/size was rolled each year?
Congratulations to Matt T. of Apple Valley, MN who correctly answered;
2012 is the fifth release
2008- Connecticut Broadleaf Torp
2009- Nicaraguan Habano Torp
2010- Mexican San Andres Maduro Torp
2011- Mexican San Andres Maduro Toro
2012- Mexican San Andres Maduro Toro