Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro – Rated 90

Introduced in 2019, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 was a new Nicaraguan Puro, that once again has been a collaboration between Altidas USA and A.J. Fernandez. This is one of three blends released by the company that has A.J.’s craft behind it.

As far as the blend, as stated, it is a Nicaraguan puro, meaning all the leaf used in the blend is grown in Nicaragua.

Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

The Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 is expressed in five vitolas and each are packaged in colorful 20-count boxes except the “event only” Fundador which comes in an 11-count box:

  • Robusto (5 x 52) MSRP $9.90
  • Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $10.15
  • Magnum (6 x 60) MSRP $10.65
  • Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52) MSRP $10.40
  • Fundador (Event Only) (7 1/2 x 40) MSRP $11.00

For this review, I sampled two Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toros, which I purchased from Corona Cigars in Orlando, Florida.

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Pre-Light Examination

The Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 is a silky smooth, medium brown cigar that has nice oily sheen. There are a quite a few veins that run along the barrel and it is finished with a simple cap. The cigar is solid to the touch and though this is not box pressed, the foot has a bit of a squared off look to it.

There are two bands that adorn the cigar. The primary band displays the Trinidad logo in gold on a dark blue background with a colorful artsy design on the sides. The secondary band continues with the artsy motif with the golden word “ESPIRITU” centered in a dark blue background and the additional title “SERIES No.1” below.

Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

From a pre-light aroma perspective, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 has a mild spice note along the barrel and sweet tobacco and barnyard scents off the foot.

I sliced the cap straight across the shoulder using my double blade cutter and took some long cold puffs that were spot on with restriction and offered light peppery notes with a hint of raisin.

My dual flame torch was perfect for warming the foot as I drew in the initial puffs of thick smoke that graced the palate with pepper and a buttery note. Follow along as I burn the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 to ash and break it down for you.


Cigar Review Notes

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Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro
  • Initial puffs offer a light pepper and butter combination
  • Thick creamy smoke right off the first puff with a perfect draw
  • Light grey ash forms on top of a wavy and thin char line
  • Slightly flaky ash
  • Ash falls early revealing a flat but centered cone
  • Full volume of smoke
  • Dry fruit notes enter to add some brightness to the profile
  • Ash fell again
  • Mild spice joins the mix midway through the burn
  • Sweet nut aroma wafts off the foot
  • Off burn develops deep in the second third but did not need a touch-up
  • Enticing honey notes enter as it moved into the final third
  • Medium in strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 50 minutes

Overall, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro was a decent cigar with a medium body of flavor. Though not overly complex, it did offer an enticing honey note which I don’t always get. The slow burn progressed well, with just a mild wave, till deep in the second third where it developed a minor off burn. I also note that the ash was flaky and fell often. This is worth a fiver if you are looking for decent, any time of the day, cigar. I rate this a 90.

Point Deductions: (-1) Flaky Ash; (-1) Off Burn; (-1) Flat Burn Cone; (-1) Ash Falls Often

Trinidad Espiritu Series No.1 Toro

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