San Cristóbal 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 of just four vitolas, each named after one of the fortresses built from the 16th to the 18th centuries the 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 Cristóbal. These are named after well known streets in Havana's Old Town: Muralla, Mercaderes, and Oficios. All San Cristóbal's violas are Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano - long filler, totally hand made - to a light to medium blend of filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco zone.