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 Wide Churchills Box of 25

Wide Churchills
Wide Churchills
  • Ring Gauge: 55
  • Cigar length: 130 mm / 5.12'
  • Strength: Medium
  • Vitola: Robusto
David's experience: What an absolute treat the Cubans have created here. This iconic Churchill cigar can be smoked by all levels. It is shorter than the regular Churchill, closer to the Short Churchill but with a fat 55 gauge and with an oily gloss on the wrapper that just has you liking your lips in anticipation. On tasting, it is for me slightly stronger and spicier than a traditional Romeo Y Julieta smoke and therefore more suited for an after dinner smoke as opposed to an afternoon-in-the-sun kind of smoke.

Grudgingly last weekend Richard and I trotted over to the Mandarin Orinetal hotel on the banks of the River Rhone in Geneva for the first tasting and between us, felt that overtime this could go down very well with our clients. Enough intrigue in the spiciness and richness for the more comfortable smokers out there and for the beginners the caramel and vanilla fuse with the richness to make it manageable and not overpowering. One to have after a meal with a light single malt to enjoy a truly memorable smoking experience. Cheers and happy smoking!

Romeo Y Julieta Cigars

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