Romeo y Julieta No.3 Tubed Cigar – Box of 10
A cedar wood box of 10 tubed Romeo No3’s.
Size 4 5/8ths inches by 40 ring guage.
A smooth creamy smoke with a sweet undertone, a very popular cigar, especially for those wanting a milder Cuban cigar.
It doesn’t have the intense strength of a Partagas or Bolivar so can be smoked at any time of day.
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875. Along with The Count Of Montecristo Book, Romeo and Juliet was a favourite book read to Torcedores as they rolled their fine hand made cigars. Consequently they named two of the most the most famous brands in the world after these classic stories.
The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez, a talented promoter, who was amongst the first to recognise the power of the cigar band. During his hey day no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of the brand. Following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only been commemorated on a band but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size – Romeo y Julieta Churchills.
The 21st century has seen the arrival of three similarly named sizes. Short Churchills, a robusto size, were added in 2006. Wide Churchills, which boast a 55 ring gauge, were added in 2010 and in 2012 Petit Churchills joined the group.
Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium bodied Havana.
Today Romeo y Julieta is as well known around the world as ever and offers one of the widest range of tripa larga, totalmente a mano – long filler, totally handmade – sizes of any Havana brand.