The enduring allure of the Romeo y Julieta brand is as timeless as the Shakespearean tragedy that lent its name to these exceptional Habanos. Incepted in 1875, Romeo y Julieta has cultivated an international reputation that mirrors the romance and passion of its namesake. This enthralling legacy was shaped significantly by Don “Pepín” Rodríguez, a man known for recognizing the value of distinctive branding, even in the minutiae like the cigar ring.
The brand’s prestigious status was solidified by the endorsement of none other than Sir Winston Churchill. A dedicated connoisseur of Romeo y Julieta cigars, Churchill’s visit to Havana in 1946 added an illustrious chapter to the brand’s narrative. In his honor, the brand’s renowned vitola was christened ‘Churchills’, further propagating the Romeo y Julieta legacy. Over time, this range expanded to include the ‘Short Churchills’, ‘Wide Churchills’, and ‘Julieta’, each vitola presenting a unique flavor profile and embodying a unique moment in time.
The harmonious blend of filler and binder leaves hailing from the Vuelta Abajo region in Pinar del Río instills Romeo y Julieta with its signature medium-flavor profile. This exemplary craftsmanship has gained global recognition, presenting one of the most diverse ranges of Habanos vitolas.
In 2012, the brand augmented its offering with the Petit Churchills, appealing to those seeking a balanced and aromatic Habano experience in a shorter time frame, along with the introduction of the Churchills Reserva Cosecha 2008.
In 2017, the Romeo y Julieta Petit Royales was introduced, followed by the Romeo y Julieta Tacos Limited Edition in 2018, each offering a novel flavor expedition for cigar enthusiasts. Celebrating its 145th anniversary, Romeo y Julieta launched the highly exclusive “Linea de Oro”. Representing the pinnacle of Romeo y Julieta’s portfolio, this Linea introduced a medium to full strength vitola for the first time, marking a new era for the brand.
With an enduring commitment to delivering unrivaled quality and a vast spectrum of flavors, Romeo y Julieta continues to captivate both new and seasoned cigar aficionados. Each puff of these Cuban cigars delivers a truly immersive experience, transporting you to the romantic alleys of Verona, steeped in the history and elegance of a bygone era. The brand remains a paragon in the world of Habanos, continually living up to its reputation as the epitome of timeless romance and enduring passion.