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Spotlight Brand: Oliva Serie 'G'

Oliva Serie G Cameroon

One of the most revered tobaccos in the industry.

Fans of Cameroon wrapper have fallen in love with Oliva Serie 'G' because of its unmatched quality and very attractive price point. It is still considered one of the best values on the market and is one of Oliva's best-selling blends.

As the second largest grower of tobacco in Nicaragua, you could say the Oliva family knows a thing or two about cigars. The family has put their generations of experience in the industry to work, regularly producing some of the finest crops in the world, while utilizing the most skilled rollers and blenders in Nicaragua to create their legendary cigars.

While the Olivas are known for making some of the best cigars in Central America, they are also known for creating premium blends at a reasonable price. Oliva Serie 'G' Cameroon is no exception when it comes to both value and quality. The finest West African wrapper is combined with premium Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos to make a medium-bodied cigar with a unique aroma and flavor. This is one cigar not be missed.

Q & A: 2010 Tradeshow?

Q.
What are the most exciting new products you found at the 2010 tradeshow in New Orleans?

8/16/10 | by TG of Mobile, AL

A.
The show this year was definitely exciting although there were not as many boutique cigar makers as we had hoped to find. Due to that, it limited the number of new brands available from small suppliers. As you're well aware, here at Cigar.com, we really look forward to finding those special "diamonds in the rough" that most other companies would pass over. Unfortunately, those oppurtunities were scarce this year, however, top-notch companies such as Graycliff, Fernandez, Oliva and General all released some really tasty sticks. Here's what we found to be some of the best new releases (in no specific order), most of which will appear in our upcoming catalogs, and keep watch for our full 2010 tradeshow writeup as well.

by Bryan

Review: Man O' War Virtue

Dave Man O' War Virtue
Toro (6.0"x50) Incredibly smooth and full-flavored from start to finish. Offers a great balance between earth and cedar with a semi-sweet note on the finish.

Churchill (7.5"x52) Produces thick, creamy smoke and maintains a cool, even draw. The complexities are unique as the blend changes in flavor from inch to inch while slowly building in strength. Keeps a bold finish with a rich aftertaste.

Salomon (5.7"x54) Great, limited size for the true enthusiast. The 5.7"x54 frame burns perfectly and the thick foot allows for an easy light. Be sure to toast the foot a little longer than usual, which will allow the multitude of different tobaccos to combust together, producing ample flavor and complexity. Semi-spicy.

Robusto (5.0"x50) Great 45-minute smoke. Bold and hearty from start to finish while maintaining a smooth, toasty aftertaste. One of the best Connecticut-wrapped robustos on the market. If you enjoy tons of thick smoke with an earthy, cedary aroma, go with this size.

Torpedo (6.0"x50) If you enjoy figurados but are looking for something a bit less complex than the Salomon, the torpedo is a great substitute. Offers some complex flavors but the overall blend releases a core of earth and pepper from start to finish. Light sweet nuances intermingle throughout but are masked by a hearty, smooth finish.

Lonsdale (6.0"x44) Incredibly potent but lacks balance. The small ring burned unevenly for the first inch but corrected itself. Flavor stays the same from head to foot while releasing competing notes of pepper and earth. Strongest size in the line with a long finish.