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Stogie of the Week

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (2012)

Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium/Full
Vitola: Toro
Size: 6 x 50
Age: N/A
MSRP: Box of ten $95.00

The fifth year of this limited edition brings the return of the Toro vitola and Mexican wrapper used in 2011. Once again, this limited run includes 5,000 ten count boxes of cigars. We featured all four previous releases on Episode 17 “Oliva Showdown” and we are excited to try the newest blend.

What We Have Been Smoking

The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 41 Stogies Page.

Paul’s List

See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Tim’s List

See Tim’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Mark’s List

See Mark’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.

Segment: Your Most Favorite Short/Petit Robusto’s

Generally 4 x 50’ish this vitola is a favorite with us.

Some of our Favorites

So we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter about the history of this vitola.

Here’s what they had to say.

Jim R. Vonier wrote;

Only thing I have come across when I was looking into trying the Olivia Nubs last year was that they were classified as Short Robusto’s which is evidently a size of less than five inches in length

and ring gauges of 50 up to 64. I found one of the articles I looked at, but did not get much more out of it – Still Plenty to be Thankful For

@SharingSmoke sent us the following pdf on American Vitola’s from Tobacconist University. I also found the pdf on Traditional Cuban Vitola’s there. Both list the Petit Robusto at 4 x 50 in size.

Nolan Perry of 70/70 Cigars mentioned his review of one of his favorite Petit Robusto’s. Jaime Garcia Petit Robusto

William Cooper of Cigar Coop wrote;

I cold be completely wrong, but I’ve always equated the Short Robusto with the Rothschild. I realize this is a subjective thing, so many would disagree with my statement. Usually 4 x 48 to 4 1/2 x 48 is Rothschild in my book. Cigar Encyclopedia has some good content on this.

Mike Velino wrote:

Related topic about Robusto’s. Interesting how they weren’t really popular till late 80’s.The Robusto Generation

Closing thoughts…

Contest: Box Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial (2012)

With a big thanks to John Gazerro, Regional Manager of Oliva Cigars, for providing the cigars for this contest!

Question: How many years has the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial been released? What wrapper was used and what vitola/size was rolled each year?

Congratulations to Matt T. of Apple Valley, MN who correctly answered;

2012 is the fifth release
2008- Connecticut Broadleaf Torp
2009- Nicaraguan Habano Torp
2010- Mexican San Andres Maduro Torp
2011- Mexican San Andres Maduro Toro
2012- Mexican San Andres Maduro Toro