The Flor de Oliva cigars are manufactured at the Oliva Cigar Co. in Nicaragua. The family-owned company traces its roots to patriarch Melanio Oliva, who began growing tobacco in Pinar del Río, Cuba in 1886. In 1964, in the aftermath of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Melanio’s grandson Gilberto Oliva emigrated with his family to Spain before eventually moving to Nicaragua and reentering the tobacco business. In 1995 Gilberto and his son, Gilberto Jr., launched the “Gilberto Oliva” brand — a label which evolved into today’s Oliva. The company is based right here in Miami Lakes, Florida.
Many years ago, the Oliva family sought to introduce a premium quality cigar that was accessible for literally anyone. This meant the standards had to be high and the price low, which as we all know is no common thing in the world of cigars. It all started with the Flor de Oliva Gran Cameroon, now renamed and sold as the beloved premium cigar, Oliva Serie G. Soon after, Flor de Oliva was marketed as its own line, a line of Nicaraguan handmade cigars using Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, a Nicaraguan binder, and a rich, high-quality Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf grown on one of Oliva’s numerous personal farms