Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santísima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.
Trinidad, as a Havana brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only as gifts to foreign diplomats. Not until 1998 was it released for general sale and then only in small quantities.
At the start there was only one size of Trinidad: Fundadores. In 2003 three more sizes, the Reyes, the Coloniales and the Robusto Extra, were added to the range. At the same time Trinidad’s livery and its cigar band were updated to recognise the prestige that the brand commanded. In 2009 the Trinidad Robusto T was introduced to complement the brand’s range. Most recently, in 2016, the Trinidad Vigia was added.
For several years Trinidad was made at El Laguito, the Cohiba factory, where its uniquely fragrant and aromatic, medium flavoured blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region was developed.
By the end of 2004 demand for Trinidad had outstripped the production capacity at El Laguito and it was decided that the manufacture of all the brand’s sizes should be transferred to Pinar del Rio City. It is here that Trinidad is made today close to the famous Vuelta Abajo plantations.
In 2011 Habanos S.A. announced the withdrawal of Robusto Extras and Robusto Ts from regular production whilst the prospects for the brand were reconsidered.
All sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made vitolas.
VITOLA: Laguito Especial
RING GAUGE: 40
LENGTH: 7 1/2 inches
As its name – Founder – suggests, this was the pioneer size of Trinidad launched all on its own in 1998. Widely welcomed for its innovative medium bodied fragrant blend created by master blender Raul Valladares at El Laguito.
RING GAUGE: 44
LENGTH: 5 1/4 inches
A useful slightly extra girth Petit Corona, which allows you access to Trinidad’s unique flavour in a size that can be smoked in just 30 minutes or so. Added to the range in 2003.
RING GAUGE: 40
LENGTH: 4 3/8 inches
A super, small cigar offering the classic taste of Cuban leaf in an aromatic, fragrant, medium bodied style that offers immense versatility particular for matching with pre-dinner drinks. An important all rounder.