Romeo Y Julieta

The Romeo y Julieta marque was established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. The brand is the Spanish name for Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

Between 1885 and 1900, the brand won numerous awards at different tasting exhibitions (as still evidenced by the gold medals on the brand's logo). However, the brand truly bloomed after it was acquired by Jose "Pepin" Rodriguez Fernandez, former head of the Cabañas factory in Havana, and his firm, Rodríguez, Argüelles y Cia, in 1903. Being a very cosmopolitan man, Rodriguez constantly travelled across Europe and the Americas, actively promoting his brand, and entering his horse, the aptly named Julieta, in racing events across the world.

As a result of his salesmanship, the brand became exceptionally popular around the world among wealthy customers, many of whom demanded personalized bands for their cigars. At its height, as many as 2000 personalized cigar bands were produced for customers. The branded was also known at this time for specializing in figurado cigars, such as perfectos and pirámides, with over a thousand such shapes believed to have been in production.

Sir Winston Churchill was perhaps the brand's most famous devotee. The flagship vitola of the brand is named in his honor, a long 7" by 47 ring gauge cigar known as the Churchill.

After Rodriguez's death in 1954 (he was 88 years old), the revolution, and the subsequent nationalization of the tobacco industry, the brand was moved to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where production of a Romeo y Julieta cigar for the American market continues today under the direction of Altadis SA. The Cuban government nationalized the brand and still produces and distributes it worldwide as one of its top-selling global brands.

  • Romeo y Julieta Linea de Oro Hidalgos Romeo y Julieta Linea de Oro Hidalgos

    Linea de Oro Hidalgos

    The Romeo y Julieta Linea de Oro Hidalgos is one of three new cigars added to the regular production portfolio of this famous old brand in 2020.  It represents one third of the new Linea de Oro - The Golden Line -...
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  • Romeo y Julieta Churchills Romeo y Julieta Churchills

    Romeo y Julieta Churchills

    A true Cuban legend. The Churchill from Romeo Julieta is a classic Habano, world famous. With is 178 mm x 47 format, the Churchill is a strong bodied vitola, but smooth and creamy nevertheless. It is perfectly constructed and its draw is smooth and easy...
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