Oliva Cigars
Master Blends 3 Robusto by Oliva Cigars

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Oliva de Nicaragua S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Holts.com
Date Purchased: October 3, 2018
Price: $4.00
Date Smoked: March 1, 2024
Quantity: 16

Master Blends 3 Robusto by Oliva Cigars


COVID-19 Day 816
It’s a good day when I get to smoke one of the Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars. Today’s Robusto was no different.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Day 719
 2Connecticut Broadleaf, Master Blends 3, Oliva, Oliva Cigar, Robusto Well, I’ll be… I was rummaging around in the depths of my collection of TupperDors the other day and discovered a box of these Master Blends 3 Robusto by Oliva Cigars that I had forgotten about… What a Treat!

So, no surprise that I put this on my smoking list today.

Through a perfect draw, familiar earthy dark coffee, dark chocolate, and leather with a zippy pepper spice on the retrohale brought back fond memories of this Master Blends 3 cigar. So much so that I decided that I should focus on enjoying this reunion and look forward to the next time I get to smoke this beauty.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 90: 3.0-Mile Cigar
 Gran Habano, Honduran Puro, Honduras, Persian King, Raja, Toro, Nicaragua, Well, I lucked out this morning… no rain on this morning’s Cigar-Walk with the Master Blends 3 in Robusto by Oliva Cigars.

I’ve been craving the Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars for the past couple of weeks, thinking that I only had a couple of these Robutos left, I was dragging my heels before rummaging around in the TupperDor… Well, I’ll be! While digging deep in the TupperDor, I found an unopened box of these Master Blends 3 Robustos that I had purchased way back in October 2018! … Sakamoto Happy!!!!

The rest of my morning Cigar Walk was made; Buttery smooth Cocoa, Dark Coffee, and Leather tobacco flavors kept me company on this trek… I even worked up a sweat on this balmy 50°F (10°C) November morning!

Stay smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 90: 3.0-Mile Cigar
Connecticut Broadleaf, Master Blends 3, Oliva, Oliva Cigar, Robusto The Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars in my opinion is one of the undiscovered and underrated cigars in the market.

I should just make these my House-Cigar… it’s definitely in the regular Cigar Rotation… as a matter of fact, it’s time to purchase some more of these tasty beauties.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill




 Connecticut Broadleaf, Master Blends 3, Oliva, Oliva CigarIt’s no secret that the Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars is one of my Box-Worthy favorite cigars. I’m always looking forward to when I can create an excuse or reason to pluck one of these from my collection.

Today, like most others, my cold draw gave me barnyard aromas along with some leather and cocoa. This is going to be another great smoke, as usual.

Once lit rich earthy chewy smoke full of coffee, leather, and cocoa flavors keep me company. The char line is perfect along with the draw. #SakamotoHappy

At the halfway point the cocoa is ramping up and earthy leather flavors are still keeping me company on this journey with some dull pepper spice on the retrohale for a bit of leathery spice adding a lasting finish.

Yep. If you haven’t had a Master Blends 3 by Oliva Cigars…

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky



Loving what I came for.
I tried something new this morning with the Oliva Master Blends 3 Robusto; I punch-cut this again instead of my usual straight-cut and I left it out of the TupperDor for a few days and decided after watching a video interview with Cigars Daily Tim Swanson aka @SmokeViking and Williy Hererra of Drew Estate and the creator of a couple of my favorite cigars — Hererra Esteli by Drew Estate to blaze it as it was … looking for a different sensation and maybe some other flavors I didn’t detect before fresh out of the TupperDor.

Mmm, Mmm, Good
Complex sweet Earthy Wood and Leather come through this morning


The Oliva Master Blends 3 is fast becoming one of my favorite cigars lately; because you know I’ve become fond of everything Connecticut Broadleaf.

With its dark chocolate brown wrapper comes the flavor notes I’ve been landing on recently; Earthy, Leather, Coffee, Cocoa, a little Pepper and Spice (not too much) and a little Sweetness lingering after the Puff.

I cut this latest cigar with a Punch and had the most perfect draw and burn of any cigar I’ve had.

I’m in #Love
Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Leather: 3