Oliva Serie V Melanio Edición Año 2024

At the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Oliva Cigar Company introduced the Oliva Serie V Melanio Edición Año 2024. The Edición Año 2024 is a limited edition offering that brings together the world of cigars and classical music.

The concept for the Edición Año 2024 is based on a musical composition composed by Paul Montag. Montag composed this piece on December 1, 2023, while enjoying the Serie V Melanio Grand Toro. The concept for this collaboration came from a conversation between Montag and Oliva owner Fred Vandermarliere. Montag suggested, “What if one day we finally managed to mix classical music, and more specifically the piano, with cigars and one of my favorite cigar brands, Oliva?”

“I think it’s a marvelous idea, and what hit me the most was that Paul, in his own way, was looking for a way to achieve what we also try to with every hand-crafted Oliva cigar: a medium to a state of mind in which introspection and enjoyment come together and shape a very intense, pure experience,” added Vandermarliere.

The Oliva Serie V Melanio Edición Año 2024’s blend is consistent with the rest of the line. It features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. With a total production of 10,000 boxes, the Edición Año 2024 features a 5 1/2 x 60 Gran Toro. The U.S. market will release 5,000 of those boxes.

The packaging will also feature a QR code allowing access to Montag’s composition for this project.

“Music goes to the very depth of a person’s soul, and cigars enable us to achieve a sense of plenitude through a form of introspection. It’s a unique experience that all aficionados will now be able to enjoy. Hence the title, which also winks at Fred’s company slogan: don’t smoke, but enjoy,” added Montag.

This is the second year Oliva has released a limited edition under the “Edición Año” banner for the U.S. market. Previously, “Edición Año” was only offered to the international market. Edición Año releases have been Oliva Serie V Melanio offerings in special sizes.

Slated for an autumn 2024 release, the MSRP price of Oliva Serie V Melanio Gran Toro Edición Año 2024 is $20.00.