Romeo y Julieta Petit Julieta Cigar Box of 25
The Romeo y Julieta Petit Julieta cigar is very complex, combining a lot of flavours without any one of them becoming too dominant. The tobacco is light and the draw is known for being extremely smooth, with subtle notes of earthy flavours along with smoked leather and a little hint of spiciness towards the end. A great smoke for the novice cigar enthusiast or for the daytime smoker. Note that this cigar is best smoked after a few years of aging, however can still be enjoyed with no maturation at all.
- Size : Très Petit Corona (4 ” x 30)
- Strength : Medium
- Wrapper : Corojo
- Origin : Cuba
Romeo y Julieta is one of the most popular Cuban brands and not without good reason. The range of cigars that the brand offers will cater to any particular taste or preference, from a cigar smoking junior with their first Petit Julieta, to a true aficionado smoking a Churchill by the fire. Romeo y Julieta cigars are medium in strength, with a slightly bitter taste along with some sweetness and the classic Cuban profile.
Taking its name from the Spanish translation of the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo Y Julieta was founded in 1875 by Manin Garcia and Inocencio Alvarez. The brand’s logo is adorned with gold medals, which symbolise the awards won at various tasting exhibitions.
The brand differentiated itself from competitors by offering their more wealthy customers personalised bands for their cigars. This is very much thanks to the salesmanship of Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez who acquired the company in 1903. Among its devoted customer base was Sir Winston Churchill.
Rodriguez passed away in 1954 at the age of 88. After this time, along with the Cuban Revolution and nationalisation of the tobacco industry, the company moved to a new home, La Romana in the Dominican Republic. This is where production of Romeo Y Julieta cigars continues to this day.