Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santisima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.
Trinidad, as a Habano brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only for 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. Most recently, in 2009, the Trinidad Robustos T was introduced to complement the brand’s range.
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 zone 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, the most important city of Vuelta Abajo.
All sizes are Tripa larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made vitolas.
Length: 4 7/8" Ring Gauge: 56
The Topes is one of three new exciting vitolas that are poised to join the much loved and respected Trinidad brand (Media Luna and Esmerelda being the other two). Since the announcement last year, all in the cigar world have been eagerly awaiting their arrival, with the Topes topping the anticipation list.
Measuring 4 7/8" (125mm) x 56 ring gauge, the Topes is familiar to cigar enthusiasts around the world as it was first showcased as a Habanos Edición Limitada in 2016. The cigar soon disappeared from shelves such was its popularity at the time. Therefore the news of its return was met with great excitement especially as this time, as opposed to being a Limited Edition, it would be joining Trinidad's standard range.
Complete with a signature pigtail, the cigars are presented in SBN boxes of 12 cigars and are the perfect way to see out this iconic brand's 50th anniversary year.