Melanio Oliva first grew tobacco in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba in 1886. His
growing operations were suspended while he fought in Cuba’s War of
Independence. After returning from war Melanio resumed his operations.
In the early 1920’s Melanio’s son Hipolito Oliva took over the growing
operations. Hipolito cultivated the Oliva family fields for several
decades. As Cuba became over-run by communist the tobacco landscape
changed. Hipolito’s son Gilberto Oliva shifted from growing to brokering
tobacco. In the early 60’s the pressure became too great and Gilberto
traveled from country to country in search of the distinct Cuban taste.
His travels took him to Honduras, Panama, Mexico and even the
Philippines. Gilberto finally found fertile ground in Nicaragua. Today
Gilberto along with his family are Nicaraguas second largest grower of
j. Shepherd Cigars carries a wide variety of Oliva Cigars.
For current pricing, general information, and shipping information about Oliva Cigars, please contact Jason Shepherd at (502) 741-9125 or email him at email@example.com.
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