When founder Melanio Oliva planted his first tobacco seeds in Pinar del Rio, Cuba back in 1886, he couldn’t have dreamed of the impact that the Oliva Serie V would one day have on the cigar industry at large.
Originally released in 2007, the nuanced tasting profile and unyielding richness of the Serie V quietly started a revolution in modern cigar-making. Its blend recipe of earthy and spicy Nicaraguan tobaccos quickly gained a following among enthusiasts and helped inspire the major influx of strong Nicaraguan cigars that would follow in the years to come. Several sizes of the cigar received high ratings in its debut year, and this trend continued each year thereafter for the V and its successors. In fact, ratings for various incarnations of the Serie V fill a whopping 12 pages on Cigar Aficionado.com, more than half of which are all 90s – an impressive feat in itself.
Now, just in time to celebrate the Oliva family’s incredible 135 years in cigars, the Serie V is getting the fancy limited edition treatment via the handsome Oliva Serie V 135th Edicion Limitada Perfecto.
This carefully-crafted limited edition spins the tried and true Serie V blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos under an Ecuadorian wrapper into a striking 6 1/2 x 54 perfecto with a unique tapered foot. Elegantly presented in gift boxes of 12 cigars, this anniversary edition of the mighty V adds yet another level of artisan craftsmanship to the much-celebrated cigar.
Limited to just 15,000 boxes produced, this rare toast to the Oliva cigar family will not last long on our shelves, but while it does you can get it here at the lowest possible price.