San Cristobal de la Habana Cigars was first introduced in 1999 with clear references to the capital of Cuba. In addition to the name, the vitolas link to points of historical interest such as El Morro, La Fuerzas, La Punta and El Principe.
When the Spanish conqueror Diego Velàzquez de Cuéllar founded Havana in 1515, he was a great visionary but even he could not have predicted the charm and beautiful culture that the city would go on to develop. What artistic currents would have flowed through the region and how the world of Cuban cigars would take over – indissolubly linking this beautiful city to the world of cigar smoking. The original name of the city – San Cristobal de la Habana – has become a kind of celebration, a brand of international cigars which are almost dedicated to this great and historic place.
Over the years the product range has been expanded. As a special brand (including Cuba and Trinidad Cuban cigars), its worldwide reputation and historic recalls have made it one of the most respected brands around. Maybe it would be unfair to claim that all the best cigars have been produced by Habanos, but a box of San Cristobal de la Habana brings with it a special charm that ensures they are always considered when people are naming the best brands in the cigar industry.
The San Cristobal El Principe is a medium bodied and flavorful Petit Corona, 4.3” (110mm) long, of 42 ring gauge. The San Cristobal de la Habana El Principe is a good short smoke to have when the time is of the essence and still enjoying the same flavor profile.
- This cigar can hold its own against a Partagas Shorts or a Montecristo No. 5.
- A great example of what a great petit corona can be.
This cigar is a great after a rich meal.