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Oliva Cigars – From Hacienda to Tabolisa

The Vandermarliere family has been manufacturing cigars in Belgium for the best part of 100 years. In 2016 they purchased the renowned Nicaraguan handmade cigarmaker, Oliva. Since then, he’s been intent on creating a new beginning for this old company.

Vast acres of swaying green tobacco leaves now join the legacy of the family. Along with the purchase of three farms in the Nicaragua, there has been massive investment in the infrastructure and people of this proud nation.

The just-opened Tabolisa 1 production facility in Estelí, can sort, ferment, age, blend, roll and store tobacco on an unprecedented scale.

text: Nick Hammond

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Oliva Cigars – From Hacienda to Tabolisa

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