Oliva is one of the most reliable cigar manufacturers. This consistency is achieved through vertical integration of their tobacco operation. Many of the tobaccos used to make their excellent and well-regarded cigars are grown and aged by them.
The Oliva Connecticut Reserve is handcrafted in Esteli, Nicaragua, and features an Ecuadoran-grown Connecticut shade grown wrapper surrounded by perfectly blended Nicaraguan fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. The color of these stogies is stunning: deep gold with just a hint of oiliness. The tightly packed cigars burn evenly and produce a long-lasting ash. The flavor transitions from peppery to toasted nut flavor that turns buttery, followed by a pleasant lingering sweetness at the end.