ROMEO Y JULIETA

ROMEO Y JULIETA

History of ROMEO Y JULIETA

Founded in 1873, the Romeo Y Julieta brand once printed over 2,000 cigar bands! The "Romeos" are one of the most well-known and popular of all of the Havana brands. Over 40 shapes and sizes are produced under this brand, some of which are considered the very best in their size. Romeo y Julieta cigars have won gold medals worldwide for both taste and quality. With so many different sizes and so much pressure on production due to worldwide demand, it is especially impressive that the entire brand continues to be appreciated as one of absolutely top quality. Of particular repute are the Churchill sizes. As always, a large box (25 or 50) of untubed cigars (there are many tubed versions) is an excellent choice, although Romeo Y Julieta tubed cigars are also among the best available. The brand is also credited with introducing the "Churchill" shaped cigar, in honor of the famed warrior and British Prime Minister. British lore claims that when Prime Minister Churchill would meet with foreign heads of state, he would insert a straightened paperclip through the length of his cigar. As his cigar ash would grow longer and longer but not fall, it is said that Churchill would unnerve his often-hostile guests, allowing him to gain an upper hand during delicate negotiations. With so many varieties of cigars one cannot describe all the variations of flavors acheived by Romeo Y Julieta, however, a distinct trait of a Romeo Y Julieta cigar could be that it has been able to adapt to the changes in epicurian fashions over the centuries.

ROMEO Y JULIETA Cazadores Box of 25

Cazadores
Cazadores
  • Ring Gauge: 43
  • Cigar length: 162 mm / 6.38'
  • Strength: Medium to Full Body
  • Vitola: Corona
Cazadores means Hunters in Spanish and this cigar is certainly to be hunted down for your pleasure! Smoking one of these is like taking a ride through time and discovering the history of Cuban cigars. This cigar builds up in power through a distinct three phase approach. Rich honey and spice aromas mount in intensity to give one of the rarest finales of all Cuban cigars. A strong cigar and perfectly suited for the great outdoors, Cazadores were traditionally aimed at smokers who like bitter flavours. The bitter flavour is the traditional flavour that Havanophiles seek. The more bitter the better and more authentic. Power and bitterness are equated to tradition in cigar smoking. The indigenous local population of Cuba where called Taino and it was them who created the first Cigars which where hand rolled, slightly different from today, and they where very strong and very bitter. Cazadores has a little more refinement than those ancient and traditional cigars but it is inspired by the Taino cigars. These are made for seasoned smokers so be wary!

Romeo Y Julieta

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