Trinidad Cuban Cigars History
Trinidad for a long period of time were playfully considered a sort of “unicorn brand”, something aficionados talked about frequently, but were rarely ever seen.
From 1908 onward, Trinidad Cuban cigars were used largely as gifts by the Cuban government to foreign diplomats, which considering their lack of domestic distribution, only increased their legend.
The Trinidad line gained worldwide attention in the early 1990s, when the cigar received a lot of coverage in a cigar aficionado interview with Avelino Lara (Former manager of El Laguito, a cigar producer).
The tobacco used in the cigars comes from the famed Vuelta Abajo region and the blend is very similar to that of Cohiba. However, it doesn’t receive the third barrel fermentation that is the signature of the Cohiba brand.
According to Cuban cigar expert Adriano Martinez, a former executive of Habanos S.A., the Trinidad brand was first produced in 1969 at the El Laguito factory in Havana, where Cohiba are made.
In February 1998, the Trinidad brand was released for public consumption at the opening ceremony of the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana. The initial release featured only one size, the Fundador, which offered a nutty, rich, medium flavoured smoke. Other sizes were subsequently added in later years.
Trinidad Cuban Cigars Selection
To see all the cigars that are currently produced by the Trinidad brand, please take a look below:
– Trinidad Coloniales
– Trinidad Fundadores
– Trinidad Reyes
– Trinidad Vigia
For any additional information on Trinidad Cuban cigars, please feel to contact us at Taylors Tobacconists. We also sell a range of these cigars on our website, should you be interested in purchasing some.