Trichinopoly cigar

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Trichinopoly cigar, also called Trichies or Tritchies, is a type of cheroot associated with the town of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. The Trichinopoly cigar was actually manufactured from tobacco grown near the town of Dindigul near the present-day Tiruchirappalli[1] and formed one of India's main items of export during the Victorian period. The cigars were cheap and of crude manufacture.


  1. ^ "Trichinopoly". Encyclopædia Britannica 1911.

Use of Trichinopoly cigar in Literature[edit]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A STUDY IN SCARLET", Chapter 3, 'The Lauriston Garden Mystery', Sherlock Holmes giving some hints to Scotland Yard Officials Lestrade and Gregson. "He was more than six feet high, was in the prime of life, had small feet for his height, wore coarse, square-toed boots and smoked a Trichinopoly cigar."