Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill Cigar Single
The Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill cigar was released after the 2006 introduction of the small Churchill, which was a great success! The cigar is similar in taste to the original Churchill, which was named to honour Sir Winston himself, however it is a little shorter and much more stout. This cigar is known for producing a vast amount of smoke which is very pleasant and aromatic. The taste is lighter than other Churchills meaning that this cigar is better for the novice or daytime smoker. Flavours of spice, cream and earthiness make this cigar a complex masterpiece!
- Size : Montesco (5 1/4″ x 55)
- 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.