The third installment of the non-Cuban Trinidad Espiritu is set to debut at the end of October and will arrive wearing a Mexican San Andrés wrapper that the company describes as being “extra fermented.”

While the wrapper is Mexican, the binder and filler are Nicaraguan, though details about the varietals or regions of the tobacco have not been announced. The company calls it medium to full-bodied in strength. Abdel Fernández and Rafael Nodal, the head of product capability for Altadis U.S.A., developed the blend.

There will be five vitolas offered at the line’s launch:

  • Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Robusto (5 x 50) — $11.13 (Box of 20, $222.60)
  • Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro (6 x 54) — $12.08 (Box of 20, $241.60)
  • Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Magnum (6 x 60) — $12.68 (Box of 20, $253.60)
  • Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Panetela (7 1/2 x 40) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
  • Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52) — $12.61 (Box of 20, $252.20)

Each size is offered in 20-count boxes, with pricing between $11.13 and $12.61 per cigar. Fernandez is producing the cigars at his factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigars are scheduled to ship on Oct. 31 in honor of Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that pays respect to those who have passed away.

Altadis U.S.A. announced the cigar via Cigar Aficionado. Representatives of the company have not yet replied to an e-mail seeking to confirm the accuracy of the report, as well as a request for images and other information.

The Trinidad Espiritu line debuted in July 2019 with the No. 1 and is a Nicaraguan puro; the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 was released in February 2021 and uses a Brazilian arapiraca wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua and Brazil.

Update (Sept. 12, 2023) — The company issued a press release and images of the cigar today, which have been added to the story.

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