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1/18/18

Providencia Trinitas - Cigar Review

A happy belated birthday to Betty White, as I type this up with the TV on mute, an autographed 8x10 of her proudly displayed alongside it. To 96 more! As to the Providencia offering at hand...

Burns on an even line with a pair of re-touches twixt gate and wire easily accepted. Burnt-offerings don't accumulate much before falling. The pace of smoke is slow, its temp a tick left of moderate. Seams and form hold fast and firm. The draw is a snug side of medium+ but even and satiating. A neat performance from a neat format.

Pungent and peppery-spicy in a front-loaded manner of delivery. Featured therein is an odd spiciness, a metallicity of sorts, which could coolly almost pass as a minty attachment to the mocha latte note driving most of this bittersweet Trinitas profile. I'm certain that was a run-on sentence, perchance. Smoothly textured smoke, richly-so. Rather meaty and balanced. Nuanced, yet shy of complex. There, some shorter sentences evened it all out nicely.

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Nicaraguan Ligero
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Honduran (each Ligero)

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
FORMAT: Double Torpedo 6.5x52 Box-pressed
ORIGIN: Honduras

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59


PROVIDENCIA CIGARS
The Jim Faber, Raymond Zinar, and Reed Grafke led Providencia Cigars has announced its third portfolio addition, the Trinitas. This is said to be a bolder blend than their El Padre and El Santo offerings, featuring a triple Ligero recipe of a San Andres top-leaf over Honduran and Nicaraguan guts. It shall be available Jan. 8 in a single format of 6.5x52 box-pressed double Torpedo. They'll come in either 10-ct boxes or 15-ct bundles with a rather pricey MSRP of $12USD.

Also, via Halfwheel: "The name is a nod to the Faber’s faith, which was tested when he was the target of an attempted kidnapping in Honduras during the founding days of the company."

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