Romeo y Julieta
The brand was established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia and named after William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette. The Romeo y Julieta logo displays a number of gold medals on it, which were awarded to the brand over their early years of production.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez, a talented promoter who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his heyday no less than 20,000 different bands were used in the production of cigars.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand, and following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band, but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size - Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
The 21st century has seen the arrival of three similarly named sizes. Short Churchills, a robusto size, were added in 2006. Wide Churchills, which boast a 55 ring gauge, were added in 2010 and in 2012 Petit Churchills joined the group.
Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium bodied Havana.
Today Romeo y Julieta is as well known around the world as ever and offers the widest range of tripa larga, totalmente a mano - long filler, totally hand made - sizes available in any Havana brand.