Oliva Cigar Event on Friday, August 18th

Mark your calendars for this Friday night, August 18th, for James & Sons Tobacconists’ event featuring the outstanding cigars of Oliva.  From 6:00 pm to close, James & Sons will be offering special deals on Oliva Cigars and the popular Cigar Dog® apparel.

Oliva Cigars are widely recognized as some of the best in the world.  Oliva's Serie V Melanio was Cigar Aficionado's 2014 Cigar of the Year, a ranking which compared it against the greatest cigars from Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and elsewhere.  Oliva routinely earns scores of 90+ from the best cigar magazines and blogs.

According to Cigar Aficionado, “The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. who began making cigars.”  Following Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution of 1959, Melanio’s grandson Gilberto Oliva Sr. fled to Spain before eventually relocating to Nicaragua where he returned to the cigar business.  It wasn’t until 1995 that that the Oliva Cigar brand was launched by Gilberto Sr. and his son, which has experienced a great deal of success producing cigars using predominantly Nicaraguan tobaccos.

For the first time since 2012, Oliva launched a new brand in 2017, the Gilberto Oliva Reserva.  The cigars are produced in two different wrapper options, a Sumatra wrapper and an Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut-seed shade leaf, both surrounding Ecuadorian binders and Nicaraguan fillers.

This is a great opportunity to try some new blends from the Oliva family of cigars and to restock your humidor for the rest of summer.



  • Free Jet Line torch lighter ($20 value) with 5-packs
  • Save 15% on boxes of cigars
  • $25 store gift certificate on boxes of cigars at regular price

Cigar Dog® Apparel

  • Save $10 when buying two Cigar Dog® t-shirts
  • Free torch lighter on two Cigar Dog® t-shirts at regular price ($25 each)

Exclusively for Black Diamond Cigar Club Members

  • Save 30% on boxes of event cigars
  • Double reward points on boxes of event cigars at regular price

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS (360 Broadway location)

  • Kristoff (Friday, August 25)
  • Nat Sherman (Friday, September 1)