Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th century city of La Santísima 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 still only in limited quantities.
There is only one size that outstands of Trinidad, the Fundador or Founder. Although it resembles the Cohiba Lanceros (192 mm and 38 ring), in length and the finish of its cap, it is unique because of two extra ring gauge points added to its girth. It is made at El Laguito, the home of Cohiba, to its own particular recipe of tobaccos selected from the Vuelta Abajo region.
In 2003 the Trinidad’s vitolario is extended with new sizes and it were introduced changes in its corporate image more appropriate to the extraordinary quality of Trinidad. Three new formats: Reyes (110 mm and 40 ring), Coloniales (132 mm and 44 ring) and Robustos Extra (155 mm and 50 ring) are presented to the market in varnished wooden boxes of 12 and 24 units. Reyes and Coloniales are also available in 5-unit carton packs and Robustos Extra in 3-unit carton packs.
Trinidad is "totalmente a mano, tripa larga" — totally hand made, long filler.