List of products by brand San Cristobal de la Habana
The original name by which the city of Havana was baptized when it was founded in 1519 was San Cristóbal de La Habana. ‘San Cristóbal’ in honor of the saint of the day the city was founded, and Havana by the Indian name of the place. The San Cristóbal de La Habana brand was launched in 1999 as a tribute to the long history of the City, at the dawn of the new Millennium.
It came to the market for the first time with a range of four vitolas, whose names correspond to that of the fortresses located in the city, built between the 16th and 18th centuries by the Spanish to defend the plaza from possible aggressions: El Morro, La Fuerza , La Punta and El Principe. El Morro and La Fuerza correspond to vitolas de galera that are only present in this brand. In 2004, the brand's vitolario was expanded with Mercaderes, Oficios and Murallas, which are names of well-known streets in the historic center of the city, Old Havana. All the vitolas are made entirely by hand with long casing, with casing leaves and cape from the Vuelta Abajo area. They are characterized by having a mild to medium flavor binder.
The San Cristobal El Principe is a medium bodied and flavorful Petit Corona, 4.3” (110mm) long, of 42 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box.
The San Cristobal La Fuerza is a smooth and complex medium bodied Robusto Extra, 4.3” (141mm) long, of 50 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. Its unusual shape, longer than a Robusto, with a thick ring gauge, makes it longer to smoke, and lets you enjoy its medium body for a longer time. It is a creamy smoke with great toasty and black coffee aromas, along with some sweet molasses. Ageing this cigar permits the La Fuerza to reveal its full potential, very creamy and very complex cigar. Simply, the best vitola from the San Cristobal brand.
he San Cristobal La Punta is a creamy and rich medium bodied Pyramid, 5.5” (140mm) long, of 52 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. Launched by Habanos in 1999, it is hand rolled using only tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region. It gets its name from one of the fortress of La Habana that used to defend the city during the Spanish Latin America Empire times. Despite its lack of fame, it is definitely a cigar that worth a try. Like other vitolas from the San Cristobal marca, La Punta cigar is pretty smooth, medium range in strength, overall very creamy and which develops a nice complexity of flavors along the whole smoke. There is plenty of leather, wood, barnyard, hay, nuts, toasty aromas, fruits notes, some chocolate, and some coffee.
The Torreon from San Cristobal de la Habana is a massive Robusto Extra (54 ring gauge, 5.9” (150mm) long) that comes in a unique jar of 25 cigars.