Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santisima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a historical monument, which is situated on Cuba's south coast. Trinidad, as a Habano, 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. The new sizes have brought this brand into the forefront of modern smoking. Trinidad cigars are made at El Laguito factory, the home of Cohiba, to its own particular recipe of tobaccos selected from the Vuelta Abajo region. Trinidad cigars are 'totalmente a mano, tripa larga', totally hand made, long filler.
Since 1980, the Trinidad Fundadores had been produced exclusively for President Fidel Castro. The only boxes to leave Cuba were gifts to foreign diplomats. In February of 1998, the brand was officially launched as an export in Trinidad, Cuba.
The cigars were first made available in Canada and Mexico in April 1998, and later became available to the world market. This line features one size, the Fundadore, which means Founder.
It is similar in size to the Cohiba Lancero, measuring at a ring guage of 40 and a length of 7 and 3/4 inches or 195 mm. Named after one of Cuba's most beautiful cities, and is packaged in an 'unusual' quantity of 24 cigars as well as in cabinets of 50.
Medium tobacco, herbal, floral and hints of bean flavors are what epitomize Trinidad cigars in taste. There is always a certain amount of mystery about any cigars blend, Trinidad cigars are steep in mystery!