San Cristobal Clasico
Made By: My Father Cigars S.A.
Factory Location: Nicaragua
Dimensions: 5" by 50 ring gauge
Owned by Ashton Distributors, San Cristobal was the company’s entry into Nicaragua when it debuted in 2007. Until then, Ashton’s cigars were mostly made in the Dominican Republic by the Fuente family. When brand owner Robert Levin decided he wanted to diversify, he turned to the Garcia family to produce his first Nicaraguan brand. The brilliantly colored papagallo, or parrot, on the boxes and bands recurs on all the different versions of San Cristobal—five blends in total. We returned to the original brand this year, and it’s every bit as rich and full bodied as it was when it debuted, teeming with earth, very dark chocolate, spice and a bit of cinnamon.