Cigar News | Gilberto Oliva Sr. Passes Away at 86

Another cigar industry legend has passed away. Gilberto Oliva Sr. died at the age of 86 yesterday, December 16, 2017.

The Oliva name is well known in the cigar industry. The company was started in 1995 as “Gilberto Oliva,” but the name was eventually changed to just “Olive.”

Gilberto Oliva was born in Cuba and fled the country during the Cuban Revolution. He then lived in Nicaragua and eventually fled from there during yet another revolution. He had a rich history in both cigar making and tobacco growing.

Oliva Cigar Co. is known for a number of highly-ranked cigar blends including the famed Serie V and Serie V Melanio. This year at IPCPR, a new line named after the patriarch was announced.

All of us at iROBUSTO offer our prayers and condolences to the entire Oliva family.


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