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Oliva Expands Serie V Melanio and Melanio Maduro Lines

Jul 2, 2021 | By Gregory Mottola
Oliva Expands Serie V Melanio and Melanio Maduro Lines

Oliva Cigar Co. is adding new sizes to its Serie V Melanio and Serie V Melanio Maduro brands. Both are offshoots of Oliva’s core Serie V series, but produced in far lower quantities. 

Fans looking for a new expression of the Serie V Melanio will have a 6 inch long, 52 ring Toro to look forward to. Presented in 10-count boxes, it’s slated to retail for $14 and is made with the same Ecuador Sumatra wrapper and Nicaraguan tobacco blend that sent the Serie V Melanio Figurado straight to Cigar of the Year status in 2014. 

The darker Oliva Serie V Melanio Maduro is getting a toro as well, and it will also sell for $14. The company has also added two more smokes to the line—a 4 1/2-by-46 cigar called the No. 4 ($9) and a 6-by-60 Double Toro ($16). The cigars are made with Nicaraguan tobacco, save for their dark wrappers, which are Mexican San Andrés

These new additions bring both lines to seven sizes, all of them identical in dimensions. 

For those who live in (or travel to) Europe, two additional Serie V Melanio sizes are going on sale there—a Lancero measuring 7 inches by 38, and a short, fat, box-pressed size that measures 3 3/4 by 60, similar to one of Oliva's Nubs. The company says that these sizes might eventually come to the U.S. market one day, but there is no timetable in mind.

All the cigars are made at Oliva’s Tabolisa factory in Nicaragua. According to the company, the new sizes are in the warehouse and ready to ship once orders are taken next week at the PCA trade show in Las Vegas.

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