Oliva’s special Advent calendar-themed sampler of cigars began shipping to stores last week.
The concept is pretty simple. It’s an Advent calendar, a tradition where treats—oftentimes candy—are placed inside of a package that has 25-numbered slots. During Advent—a Christian holiday season that leads up to Christmas—people will open up the slot corresponding to what day of Advent it is. Advent ends on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.
Officially, the sampler is called the Oliva Holiday Countdown Calendar 2021. It contains 25 cigars, each of which is a regular production cigar from Oliva. Every calendar contains the same cigars, though Oliva says that the exact order might vary from sampler to sampler.
Each sampler has an MSRP of $200. Oliva produced 10,000 of these samplers.
Tatuaje also announced an Advent calendar earlier this year though the company has delayed its release until 2022.