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Oliva Adding Connecticut Blend

Feb 19, 2009 | By David Savona
Oliva Adding Connecticut Blend

Oliva Cigar Co., maker of a host of top-rated cigars, is coming out with a mild version aimed at entry-level cigar smokers. The Oliva Connecticut Wrapper Reserve will be out in February. It will be the company's only boxed cigar that wears a Connecticut-seed wrapper.

The new brand comes in five sizes: Churchill, Torpedo, Toro, Robusto and Lonsdale, and will range in price from $4 to $7. The wrapper is grown in Ecuador from Connecticut seed. The filler and binder blend is all-Nicaraguan tobacco, but it's devoid of ligero, and made only with the lighter viso and seco tobaccos.

The cigars were rolled in October, and are almost ready to ship.

For more on this story, see the current issue of Cigar Insider.

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