Visiting Spain I brought back a little souvenir. 🙂 So below you can see some pictures of my newest “stick in the barn”, the Trinidad Robustos Extra. But those do not come in the standard box of twelve! And that said I consider Trinidad to have some of the most elegant packaging in the Habanos Universe. Those varnished boxes and the way the cigars fit in them, layered and wrapped in a silk ribon is just goergous.
What you see here is the Trinidad Robustos Extras Collecion Vintage jar. This comes as number two out of a series of three, that were crafted for the Spanish market only. The first one of this rustic and old-school looking jars is the Upmann Magnum 46 and the third one contains Hoyos Epicure No. 2. And not only do all those cigars come in a Sevilla styled jar, no! They are especially aged for five years and the jars are numbered on the bottom (only 700 pieces are made of this Trinidad jar). So this thing ticks almost all my boxes: a jar is one of my favorite ways to store cigars, I am a sucker for numbered collectables and I prefer smoking cigars 5 years or older. And even though I feel that the ring size from the Robustos Extras is a tad big, it makes a flavory, rich smoke after a not to opulent meal! And for the sake of completeness I should add that the jar contains 16 cigars (opposed to 12 coming in the standard box) and each cigar has a second band that makes its origin clear: “Collecion Vintage”.
Not the first time I mention on this blog that I really appreciate what the Spanish do. Every year they release something that is collectable and extra ordinary and this is done with regular production cigars and not special editions. Not the first time either I am writing this here too: my appetite for “editions” is barely existing anymore. So another box ticked here for me! To sum it up: a beautiful and classic looking jar and some very nice cigars inside.