The brand Romeo y Julieta, developed as a Habano brand in 1875, originates from the tragedy Romeo and Juliet written by the English author William Shakespeare.
The brand gained international recognition at the beginning of the 19th century after Don "Pepin" Rodriguez first recognized the importance of using bands around the cigars as a success factor to brand a cigar.
Winston Churchill was one of the biggest fans of the Romeo y Julieta brand, after he visited Havana in 1946, Churchill's name was not only mentioned on the Habano cigars but was also known as the most famous vitola of the brand: Churchills of Romeo y Julieta.
Two new vitolas have been launched in the 21st century. In 2006, the Short Churchills were introduced at the 12th Habano Festival of the Wide Churchills in 2010, the short ones are more robust cigars that were missing in the brand, a new format that embodies the cepo 55, for lovers of thicker vitolas.
The balanced and aromatic mix of tobacco, with carefully selected leaves from the Vuelta Abajo region, makes the Romeo y Julieta a classic medium-sized Habano.
Today, Romeo y Julieta enjoys a great reputation all over the world and offers one of the widest ranges of Habanos vitolas. Order now at Tabakado!