Oliva Cigar Co. has changed its mind, turns out the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2014 will be a 6 x 60. It was originally said that it was going to be a Double Robusto, the same 5 x 54 vitola as last year’s release, but now it will be much bigger.
“We were going to do the Double Robusto again, but decided to change the size for the 2014 release,” said Ian Hummel, national sales manager for Oliva. “This year’s size will be a 6×60 Double Toro. We are still hammering out final production numbers and pricing details.”
What is also known is that it will again use a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers.
This is the seventh release of the Serie V Maduro Especial, the fifth consecutive release with a Mexican San Andrés cover leaf. It’s also the 36th cigar offered to the public under the Serie V name alongside 18 regular Serie Vs and 11 Serie V Melanios. The first Serie Vs hit the market in 2007, a year before the Maduro Especial was first released.
The cigar is expected to begin shipping in November.
All the cigars are produced at the family’s Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A. factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Update (Sept. 17, 2014) — The original version of this story indicated that the cigar would be a Double Robusto, as noted above, Oliva has since changed those plans.