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Sources Speculate Famous Smoke Shop Expected to be Sold to Oliva Cigars

The highest volume independent online cigar company is, yet again, expected to be sold to a cigar manufacturer as direct to consumer sales continue in the cigar industry. Famous Smoke Shop was formed in 1939 by David and Rose Zaretsky in New York City. In the year 2000, after increased taxes in NY, Arthur Zaretsky, son of the founders of the company and then owner, moved its operations to Pennsylvania. Famous Smoke Shop was a […]

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Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial Toro Cigar Review

Since 2008 Oliva V has released a limited edition Maduro wrapper each summer. The line has been highly sought after by cigar enthusiasts each year it has been released. This year the Oliva Cigar Company has announced that the cigar will be an ongoing yearly release in four sizes limited to 6,000 boxes per size. The four sizes available are a Double Robusto (5.5 x 54), Toro (6 x 50), Torpedo (6 x 54) and […]

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Oliva V Maduro Especial Double Robusto Cigar Review

Since 2008, the Oliva Cigar Family has released a limited edition of the Oliva Serve V, the Maduro Especial. This year the cigar sees two sizes released in 6,000 boxes of 10. Like the last couple of years the cigar sees the release of the Double Toro (6 x 60), but this year also sees the release of a Double Robusto measuring 5 x 54. It’s consistently been one of my favorite special releases each […]

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Oliva Serie O Cigar Review

As has become custom following the airing of The Cigar Authority we share an in-depth review of a cigar we smoked on the show. Today that cigar comes from the care package as we look at the Oliva Serie O. The care package contained a Toro, and we smoked the Robusto for review and I can say the notes are spot on identical. Cigar Review: Oliva Serie O Wrapper: Nicaragua Sun Grown Habano Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Length: 5″ Ring Gauge: 50 […]

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VODCast: A Look At The Nicaraguan Cigar Boom

This week on The Cigar Authority we’re talking about the Nicaraguan cigar boom and we explore why Nicaragua is beating the Dominican Republic and all others for cigar production and cigar exports. It’s a changing industry, and we explore why this change is happening. In the first hour we fire up a cigar from the care package in the Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc, its rolled in Nicaragua and features a Ecuador Connecticut wrapper. In the […]

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Oliva V Special V Cigar Review

Today we decided to kick it old school with the Oliva V that was introduced in 2007 . It’s withstood the test of time, and today we choose to light up the Special V which is a  Figurado. Cigar Review: Oliva V Wrapper: Nicaragua Habano Sun Grown Binder: Nicaragua Finder: Nicaragua Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 52 Size: Special V (Figurado) The Look: The chocolate color wrapper that adorns the Oliva V Figurado has a slightly oily sheen to it, with minimal veins. In […]

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Gilberto Oliva Reserva Toro Cigar Review

Earlier today on The Cigar Authority Podcast/VODCast we smoked the Gilberto Oliva Reserva. We are now moving the review of the featured cigar to be posted after the show, so when you light up and tune in live you can compare the notes with the review and let us know if you agree or disagree with our assessment. Cigar: Gilberto Oliva Wrapper: Sumatra Binder: Nicaragua Filler: : Nicaragua Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 50 Size: Churchill The Look: Packaged in […]

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VODCast: The Ten Commandments of Cigar Shops With Todd Kumes From Oliva

In the first hour we will welcome the New England Sales Rep for Oliva Cigar to the show as we light up the Gilberto Oliva Reserva from the Cigar Authority Care Package. We will sit down with Todd Kumes and find out what’s new with Oliva Cigars. Throughout the show we will be revisiting the Ten Commandments of Cigar Shops that was written a few years back by Miguel Schoedel who is now the Sales […]

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Oliva V 2017 Maduro Especial Double Toro Burn

Oliva V 2017 Maduro Especial Double Toro Cigar Review

The Oliva V Maduro is back for another go around, and this time they use the familiar 6 x 60 Double Toro size. Personally, I was hoping the company would get away from this size. For a while the cigar has highly sought after by collectors and/or cigar geeks but this size does nothing to help that in my opinion. A corona gorda would be nice or even a traditional Robusto or Toro. It feels […]

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Gilberto Oliva Reserva Churchill Cigar Review

In June of 2016 Oliva Cigar Company was purchased by J. Cortes, a cigar company based in Belgium. The company also unveiled a new cigar at the 2016 IPCPR named Facundo. The cigar never reached the market as it had to undergo a name change due to a trademark issue with Bacardi. The cigar finally made it back to shelves this year at the 2017 IPCPR and is now arriving at retailers. Oliva cigar company […]

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