Altadis U.S.A. has a new cigar its preparing to release: Trinidad Espiritu. This cigar is a collaboration with A.J. Fernandez and is described as a medium- to full-bodied Nicaraguan puro.
“It has been an honor pay tribute to our Latin Caribbean heritage and to work closely with Master Blender A.J. Fernandez on this project,” said Rafael Nodal, head of product capability for Tabacalera USA. “The Trinidad Espiritu is a cigar to please the palate and speak to your soul. This is a celebration of tobacco, music and all things Latin Caribbean.”
“The original Trinidad cigar brand was used exclusively for dignitaries and diplomats as gifts,” explained Brad Winstead, Altadis’ head of consumer marketing. “Fifty years later, we’re celebrating the venerable brand’s half century anniversary by taking adult smokers back to the late 60s-early 70s era — which many consider the “Golden Years” of cigars.”
“The Trinidad Espiritu is an amazingly complex, yet balanced cigar that embodies vintage Caribbean culture. This release will be an experience, as we will hold a nationwide tour of events, featuring vintage Latin Caribbean music, classic cocktails, domino tournaments and much more,” added Eddy Guerra, senior brand manager at Altadis U.S.A. “This will be an all encompassing experience that will go hand in hand with a cigar we are so very proud of. Our kick-off event will be in Miami in June. Details of this and other upcoming events will be out soon.”
The nationwide series of events will center around a complete conversion of each venue to the Latin Caribbean of yesteryear through décor, music, vintage uniformed bartenders, cocktails and more. Giving adult connoisseurs the spirit of vintage Latin Caribbean culture is the aim of these special events. Trinidad Espiritu will come in five different vitolas: Robusto (5 x 52), Toro (6 x 52), Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52), Magnum (6 x 60). The fifth vitola, a special edition Trinidad “Fundador” Lancero (7 1/2 x 40) will also be available as an event exclusive. Altadis has even gone so far as to create a vintage Latin Caribbean music playlist that will be used during the events and that can be accessed anytime on Spotify by visiting TrinidadEspirituMusic.com.
Trinidad Espiritu is expected to ship in late June 2019. For all the latest news from Altadis U.S.A., visit altadisusa.com.