A while back (here, to be specific), I posted a host of information about the happenings of Oliva. Somewhere bigger news, Cain Daytona pricelist/sizes and others were a bit less important, some reposting of things that were only found on Oliva’s NUb Live forum. Most of what was posted has already gone into effect (Cain Daytona, Studio Tobac tour, etc.) with a few exceptions

Updated (June 10, 2011): Oliva Connecticut Reserve Petite Corona to ship next week, Tubos at the show.

Oliva Connecticut Reserve Petite Corona
Perhaps a bit too much excitement. Anyways, the Oliva Connecticut Reserve Petite Corona is coming. The hope at Oliva is to have it out by the middle of June, but there’s a chance that the release could be pushed back to the IPCPR show in the middle of July. Updated, Oliva has confirmed these are scheduled for release the week of June 13th. It is slightly smaller than the Oliva Serie V No. 4, a cigar previously offered in limited quantities at the TAA meeting in Cabo and is now scheduled to be released to all retailers in Las Vegas as well.

  • Name: Oliva Connecticut Petite Corona
  • Vitola: Petit Corona
  • Size: 4 x 38
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: NIcaragua
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A. (TABOLISA)
  • MSRP: $3.99 (Boxes of 30, $119.70)
  • Release Date: Mid-June 2011 (see above)

This is the third Petit Corona released by Oliva this year, joining the aforementioned Serie V and Cain Daytona.

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Oliva currently has two cigars offered in Tubos on the market, the Oliva Serie G and Serie O, both in the Toro (6 x 50) format. In addition, the not-for-sale Cain F Lancero has had Tubos made for it, although I’m unsure if they are actually being handed out. Oliva is set to introduce a host of new Tubos packaging this year, including:

  • Cain F 550 (Box of 12)
  • Cain Habano (Box of 12)
  • Cain Maduro (Box of 12)
  • Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro (Box of 10)
  • NUb 460 Cameroon (Box of 12)
  • NUb 460 Connecticut (Box of 12)
  • NUb 460 Habano (Box of 12)
  • NUb 460 Maduro (Box of 12)

These will coincide the release of the Connecticut Reserve Petite Corona.

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Ian Hummel tweeted this earlier. The STUDIO TOBAC ashtrays are in and ready for events. (You can view the calendar of STUDIO TOBAC World Tour events here.) They will be offered at STUDIO TOBAC events with purchase of a STUDIO TOBAC box and some might be raffled off depending on the event.

Charlie Minato

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