Oliva Connecticut Reserve Review
Oliva Connecticut Reserve is an exquisite mild cigar. Boasting a carefully blended selection of Nicaraguan long filler and binder tobaccos topped off by an exquisite golden Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, its blend is sure to leave its mark.
This mild smoke packs plenty of flavor with subtle wood notes for an everyday cigar experience.
Early Life and Education
Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigars offer an exquisite mild experience with notes of wood, cream and espresso. Crafted using Cuban seed tobacco wrapped in an exceptionally soft Connecticut wrapper to provide a soothing smokable experience that’s enjoyable any time of day.
Oliver, or Livy as she was affectionately known, began her education through home tutoring before enrolling at Thurston’s Female Seminary in Elmira. Unfortunately, Livy’s education was interrupted due to illness such as tuberculosis or Pott’s disease and had to be temporarily suspended during treatment.
As her health improved, she married Sam. Unfortunately, between being a wife and mother to Clara and Jean as well as managing Mark Twain’s business affairs led to financial ruin for them and near bankruptcy for Clemens’ publishing company.
Oliva Cigars have long been recognized for their superior quality cigars, with their Connecticut Reserve being no different. Offering a mild profile perfect for novice to expert smokers alike, these esteli, Nicaragua-crafted stogies feature Ecuadorian grown Connecticut shade grown wrapper wrapped around Nicaraguan fillers and binder.
Oliva cigars have long been recognized for their medium to full bodied profiles, but after hearing feedback from smokers at events they wanted to offer something milder – thus the Connecticut Reserve was born! It features Nicaraguan tobacco in both filler and binder forms with an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade grown wrapper for an exquisite result.
This soothing smoke begins with a rich nutty taste and progresses into an array of sweet wood, coffee and spice notes, making this cigar ideal for both early morning and anytime enjoyment. Available in five popular vitolas for your convenience!
Achievement and Honors
Oliva Cigar Company has garnered international acclaim and awards for their premium quality cigars, earning many accolades and awards in recognition of this accomplishment. Their brand can be found in millions of humidors worldwide; products include Oliva Serie O, Series G and Master Blends series as well as Oliva Connecticut Reserve cigar line.
After Oliva cigar enthusiasts at events began asking for milder smokes, they created Connecticut Reserve. This mild smoke is packed with rich flavors such as cedar wood, coffee bean and light cream and features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper for a silky experience – perfect for anytime during the day.
Oliva Connecticut Reserve is a fantastic mild to medium cigar featuring Nicaraguan long-fill tobaccos encased in an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, and features an outstanding creamy-nutty flavor profile which pairs beautifully with coffee and wood aromas. Available in five popular vitolas for optimal enjoyment any time of day or night, Oliva Connecticut Reserve makes an exceptional morning or anytime smoke!
Even with their successful Serie G and V lines, Oliva family felt they could benefit from offering milder cigars. After conducting a survey to gauge interest in such cigars among their staff members, they created the Oliva Connecticut Reserve as a result of this research.
She leaves behind her beloved husband; two sisters – Susan Granatek of Vernon and Kathy Triggs of Marlborough with husband Richard; two brothers Nicholas Oliva from Wethersfield and Richard Oliva of Manchester; her niece/goddaughter Sarah Wilbur from Manchester as well as numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
Oliva family cigars have long been recognized for their premium quality, including Cigar Aficionado’s 2014 Cigar of the Year: Serie V Melanio Figurado. Recently they’ve been searching for ways to expand their portfolio with milder cigars such as Oliva Connecticut Reserve which they feel delivers just that experience.
This cigar boasts an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers for added zing. It began with an aromatic blend of young wood and toasted cedar that transitioned later into a light creaminess; vegetal bitterness made an appearance later. Finally, creaminess returned again at the finish to bring this cigar full circle.