In celebration of Cigars International’s 20th anniversary, Oliva has created two exclusive cigars for the Pennsylvania-based retailer.
The first is the Oliva Serie V Toro (6 x 54), a special size offered in 10-count boxes. Pricing is $90 per box of 10 and production is limited to 500 boxes. The Serie V is a Nicaraguan puro using a habano sun grown wrapper and fillers from Jalapa.
Another is a 6 x 50 toro for the Melanio blend. The Oliva Serie V Melanio CI 20th Anniversary is limited to 1,000 boxes of 10, priced at $110. It uses an Ecuadorian wrapper over a mixture of Nicaraguan fillers. Oliva has confirmed that Cigars International will be able to purchase an additional allotment of the Melanio CI 20th Anniversary on an annual basis.
Cigars International is owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), the same company that owns General Cigar Co. It operates multiple stores in Pennsylvania as well as a catalog and internet business, including sister sites Cigar.com, CigarBid.com and PipesandCigars.com. It is considered to be the largest retailer in the country.