The original name of the San Cristóbal de la Habana brand was the name given to the city of Havana in 1519. This brand was launched in 1999 as a tribute to the city’s long history at the dawn of the new millennium.
The brand placed on the market for the first time with a range of four vitolas, whose names correspond to the fortresses located in the city, built between the 16th and 18th centuries by the Spaniards to defend the city from possible aggressions: El Morro, La Fuerza, La Punta and El Príncipe.
El Morro and La Fuerza correspond to factory sizes that are only present in this brand.
In 2004, the brand’s chart size was expanded with Mercaderes, Oficios and Murallas, which are the names of well-known streets in the historic center of the city, Old Havana.
All the vitolas are made “Totally by Hand with Tripa Larga”, with tripa leaves and capote from the Vuelta Abajo area. They are characterized by a mild to medium-flavored blend. All the Habanos of the brand are made “Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga”- Totally handmade with Long Filler, with wrapper and filler leaves coming from the Vuelta Abajo zone. They are characterized by having a light to medium flavour blend.
Every year, Habanos, S.A. offers innovative and exclusive productions for its specialized retail channels, especially for the international network of La Casa del Habano under franchise stores and for retail establishments certified as Habanos Specialists.
The San Cristobal brand is one of the brands where its products are designed exclusively for this network of specialized stores under La Casa de Habano franchise.
San Cristóbal de la Habana Prado Edición Limitada
In 2019, the brand celebrated its 20th anniversary within the framework of the Havana 500 and launched the San Cristóbal de La Habana 20 Aniversario (52 ring gauge x 162 mm length).
San Cristóbal de la Habana 20 aniversario
This launch was presented in a specially designed box for the network of specialized stores under the La Casa del Habano franchise.
San Cristóbal de La Habana 20 Aniversario Habanoss are made “Totally Handmade with Long Filler” with selected leaves coming from the Vuelta Abajo zone, in the Pinar del Río region, Cuba, by expert Cuban cigar rollers.
- Light to Medium