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Trinidad Topes Cigar - Box of 12

€721.55 $763.16 £612.00

Spice

Pepper, cinnamon, ginger, herbs

Aged Scotch whisky is often much softer and easier on the palate than its alcohol strength would imply. So much so, in fact, that sometimes you need something to liven things up a bit. Luckily, a good number of single malts possess lively spicy flavours, some of them in great enough quantities to challenge tequila (naming no names). Others are a little more restrained, but still with the warming tingle of Christmas pudding and mulled wine.

A lengthy maturation, particularly in a large cask (e.g. ex-sherry), generally means more oxygen is allowed into the cask to react with the spirit and develop more complex flavours. These may include spicy flavours - lignin compounds break down over time, releasing more intense spicy notes into the spirit, while the high acidity and relatively low alcohol content of sherry often serve to bring out spicier notes from the cask wood. Clove and cinnamon flavours often derive from eugenols produced via toasting - that is, firing the wood of the casks over a medium heat for anything between 15 to 45 minutes (to be contrasted with charring, where the wood is fired for a very short time over a much hotter flame). Some of the most intense spicy flavours come not from the cask at all, but from the still: a lighter spirit (such as that produced in a tall still) will often have more kick than something more rounded.

Spicy characteristics are generally used to complement other strong flavours, such as dried fruit (e.g. Aberlour) or peat (Ardbeg), but the style is probably best showcased by the expansive and varied Highland region. Highland malts generally eschew excessive subtlety for bold and full flavours, and so often showcase strongly spicy styles. The best examples by far are in the Northern Highlands: Glenmorangie has a light spice that is perhaps better described as herbal; but a small distance to the north, Clynelish and Old Pulteney provide a salty, firey yet still sweet style that prickles all over the palate. Their eastern counterparts, such as Glen Garioch or Glendronach, retain a gingery warmth that it is not so much restorative as elixir.

The strength and spark of such potions pairs very well with similarly lively cigars: Partagas is an obvious match, as is Ramon Allones; but the peppery notes of a Cohiba or Bolivar will also go very well.

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Trinidad Topes Cigar - Box of 12

The Topes has joined Trinidad cigars general release portfolio!!

The Topes is familiar to cigar enthusiasts...read more

Tasting Notes

Trinidad Topes are a fantastic cigars - their tangy, woody smoke shows hints of lemon, minerals, gingerbread and nougat, with a creamy floral finish

Close in flavour profile to the Trinidad Vigia, but these are wonderfully smooth and creamy...

Packaging: Box of 12
Strength: Medium 
Flavour: Medium 
Length: 4 7/8" 
Ring Gauge: 56

All Trinidad are made in the Pinar del Rio City, the most important city of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone, which is the main source of tobacco for Habanos and the only zone in Cuba that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, filler and binders.

Product Info

Trinidad Topes Cigar - Box of 12

The Topes has joined Trinidad cigars general release portfolio!!

The Topes is familiar to cigar enthusiasts around the world as it was first showcased as a Habanos Edición Limitada in 2016 - although 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 50 th anniversary year.


Product Brand

Trinidad is named after the beautiful 16th Century city of La Santísima Trinidad (The Holy Trinity), listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which is situated on Cuba’s south coast.

Trinidad, as a Havana brand, dates back to 1969 but for many years, like Cohiba, it was made only as 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. In 2009, the Trinidad Robusto T was introduced, but then in 2011 Habanos S.A. announced the withdrawal of Robusto Extras and Robusto Ts from regular production. Most recently, in 2014, the Vigia was added to the Trinidad portfolio.

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 region 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. It is here that Trinidad is made today close to the famous Vuelta Abajo plantations.

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