San Cristobal de la Habana el Principe Cigar Price
The San Cristobal de la Habana el Principe Cigar Price was created to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana city as well as the 20th anniversary of the San Cristobal de La Habana cigar brand.
The special humidor was first unveiled during the XXI Festival del Habano, in February 2020, with a limited production of 500 pieces, each containing 100 special Cuban cigars.
Also, the vitola chosen for the occasion is called Roque, which is obviously a format never produced for the brand nor for any other brand. A true exclusive.
These outstanding Cuban Cigars measure 170mm in length by 57 ring. With a declared strength of light to medium as it’s customary from San Cristobal de La Habana.
The 1519 Humidor was manufactured entirely on the island by craftsmen from DeCuba Artes en Madera. Using a combination of Cedar and Okoume exotic wood. The design features pay tribute to the city of Havana with references to the city’s fortresses. As well as an early city map.
Make sure to smoke this one slowly to avoid the cigar burning the soft flavours. A fantastic example of a Petit Corona, this is an obvious choice for short breaks or when you’re on the go. When smoked at a leisurely pace you can expect to enjoy this smoke for around 30 minutes.
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA EL PRINCIPE
San Cristobal de la Habana was the original name of Havana, Cuba’s capital city, when it was founded in 1519; San Cristobal (St Christoper) in honour of the Saint of the day where the city was founded, and La Habana after an Indian name for the site.
Also, the San Cristobal de la Habana cigars were introduced in 1999 on the threshold of the new Millennium as a tribute to the city’s long history.
At first the range comprised just four vitolas, each named after one of the fortresses. Built from the 16th to the 18th Centuries that defended Havana when it was the hub of Spain’s American empire. These are: El Morro, La Fuerza, La Punta and El Principe.
Then, in 2004, three new sizes were added, which are unique to San Cristobal. These are named after wellknown streets in Havana’s Old Town: Muralla, Mercaderes and Oficios.
All San Cristobal‘s vitolas are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made. To a lightto medium flavored blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.
Length: 4 3/8″ Ring Gauge: 42
All the flavours of San Cristobal (floral and cacao) seem to be concentrated into this Très Petit Corona. I love this superb morning smoke for the experienced cigar smoker, or a real initiation for new cigar lover but make sure you have a little experience smoking this vitola! Enjoy!