Oliva Cigars marks Year of the Dragon with China Duty Free exclusive

By Kristiane Sherry |

Oliva Year of the Dragon collection

Oliva Year of the Dragon collection celebrates the new Lunar New Year exclusively with China Duty Free.

Vandermarliere-owned Oliva Cigars has launched a China Duty Free-exclusive cigar box to mark the upcoming Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. 

The Oliva Year of the Dragon collection of ten Churchill cigars has been specially curated to mark the occasion.  

Inspired by the symbolism of the dragon in Chinese culture, the set is positioned and a testament to the brand’s craftsmanship.

Each box features a dragon design, while the cigars are hand-rolled at the Oliva factory in  Esteli, Nicaragua. 

The cigars are made using Nicaraguan tobaccos and a Habano (sun-grown) wrapper from Ecuador. The combination offers a “smooth and flavourful” smoking experience. 

Oliva Lunar New Year a ‘must-have’

“We are thrilled to introduce the Oliva Year of the Dragon Churchill Cigar in celebration of the Chinese New Year in cooperation with CDF,” said Thomas Gryson, Oliva.

“This limited-edition collection is a true embodiment of our dedication to quality and craftsmanship. 

“We have carefully curated this offering to provide aficionados with a unique and culturally significant cigar experience, making it a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike.”

Oliva Year of the Dragon collection close up

Oliva Year of the Dragon collection features 10 cigars and a timely design.

Oliva Year of the Dragon is a limited-edition collection, priced at US$350 per box and exclusively available from China Duty Free. 

Oliva Cigars was founded in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio municipality back in 1886. Today it is part of the Vandermarliere group, and is the second-largest Cuban-seed tobacco grower in Nicaragua. 

In 2021, J.Cortès has brought together its Oliva Cigars and J.Cortès brands under the Vandermarliere Cigar Family umbrella.

The following year it acquired Wörmann Cigars, with Wolfertz additionally joining the fold at the start of 2023.

Vandermarliere expanded its operational capabilities in 2022, with the opening of two new Oliva processing centres in Nicaragua.


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