The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2011
Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Double Robusto
Oliva Cigar Co. of Miami Lakes Florida makes millions of cigars each year in Nicaragua, but none are finer than its Oliva Serie V Liga Especial. The brand is made by a small team of rollers in Nicaragua—only 22 are entrusted to make it, and unlike the other cigarmakers in the factory they are paid on salary, rather than by the number of cigars they make. Furthermore, Oliva uses some of its most powerful leaves in the blend, which is finished with a Habano-seed wrapper leaf grown in Nicaragua.
The result is a full-flavored cigar with balance and complexity. The Oliva Serie V Liga Especial Double Robusto is a nutty and spicy cigar, complemented by notes of vanilla and cloves. An Oliva Serie V has made our Top 25 list for five years running. This is no small feat, and it speaks to the cigar’s admirable consistency.