Trinidad cigars are surprisingly not from Caribbean island of Trinidad. The name refers to a historic town in Southern Cuba, which was established in the 16th century. Trinidad cigars are among the best of the best and some of them are extremely hard to get a hold of.
The Trinidad brand was first released in Cuba in 1969. At that time, the brand was a diplomatic brand that would be handed out to whomever Fidel Castro chose. There are rumors that Trinidad cigars are of higher quality than the ever-cherished Cohiba cigars, a brand Fidel founded.
In 1998, Cuban Trinidad cigars were made available to the public and it became a niche brand with a significant market share. There are some who believe the cigars are marketed to the American market despite the fact American’s cannot readily access Cuban cigars.
Americans do not need to go to Cuba to get a Trinidad cigar. In 1997, the Trinidad brand was registered in America by Altadis USA. Due to the Cuban Embargo, Cuban brands are not recognized by the United States. Therefore, Cuban brands and logos can be registered in America to produce non-Cuban products for American markets.
The non-Cuban Trinidad is produced in the Dominican Republic at the Tabacalera de Garcia, the world’s largest handmade cigar factory. Since Trinidad is a Cuban heritage brand it is rolled using classic Cuban techniques, which have been mastered by the torcedors at Tabacalera de Garcia. Trinidad cigars feature tobaccos from a range of exotic countries such as the Java islands, Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
There lines of the non-Cuban Trinidad are intriguing and unique. The Trinidad Santiago is a Dominican puro. TTT Trinidad Lost Blends is a limited line which features exquisite aged tobacco grown from vintage seeds.
Trinidad cigars are undeniably some of the best on the market. Both the Cuban and the non-Cuban brands have received extraordinary high marks. Cigar Aficionados has ranked the non-Cuban 90+ several times.
The iconic triple T logo is stylish and regal and found on both the Cuban and non-Cuban Trinidad cigars. The brand’s colors are an elegant shade of gold and deep black. The chic design speaks to the high-end qualities of this premium brand.
Trinidad was once so exclusive it was not available to the public. Even now, most aficionados will be hard-pressed to find Trinidad cigars. Trinidad is made for the most refined and respected connoisseurs. Luckily, you can find limited Trinidad cigars here at Mike’s Cigars.