2016 took a lot of good things away from us. Prince, Bowie & Rickman to name a few, but one great thing to come out of last year was the Trinidad Topes Limited Edition cigar, which is now available in the UK.
Habanos S.As second Limited Edition has a 65 ring gauge making it the widest cigar Trinidad has ever made showing us the trand for wider cigars is still growing.
His is the third time Trinidad has released a Limited Edition cigar, following the 2007 Ingenios and the Short Robusto T of 2010 and, as with all Limited Editions (since 2007), all of the tobacco has been aged for a minimum of two years prior to being rolled.
The cigars are all dressed in a maduro wrapper and decorated with the iconic second black and gold band denoting the year of production.
Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santisma Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), which is situated on Cuba’s south coast and listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
History on Trinidad Cigars
The production of Trinidad cigars actually started in 1969 at El Laguito, the Cohiba factory, but only very small quantities were made exclusively for the Cuban Council of State, which gave them as gifts to foreign diplomats and visiting dignitaries.
They remained completely unknown until 1992 when their existence was revealed in the first issue of Cigar Aficionado.
Around late 90s the Cuban cigar industry decided that if people were happy to pay so much for Trinidads, the time was ripe to launch the brand to the general public.
A team was assembled at El Laguito under the factory’s Director, Emilia Tamayo, to prepare Trinidad for the market. Work was completed in November 1997 and the brand was officially launched in Havana in February 1998.
As a big fan of Trinidad cigars, especially the discontinued Robusto Extra’s I am always looking for a cigar to fill this hole left in my heart and my humidor so this could be the cigar to do that.
As soon as I get my hands on some, I will be sure to do a review and share with you lovely people.
Here’s the stats:
Shop name: Topes
Factory Name: Topes
Measurements: 5“ (125mm) x 56 ring gauge
Presentation: SBN box of 12 cigars
Flavour classification: Medium
Price: Around £32.99 per stick from C.Gars