Oliva V Melanio – Robusto (5 x 52)

The Melanio was created to pay tribute to the company’s patriarch, Melanio Oliva, who has been growing tobacco for Oliva since 1886. Here is a bit of background on Melanio taken from the Oliva site:  “  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…

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