Romeo Y Julieta cigars - the passion continues

The third most popular Cuban cigar in the world is the Romeo Y Julieta. It is also fairly popular in England due to it’s connection with William Shakespeare. Yes it was named after that tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. They offer a huge choice of different shapes and sizes (over 38 shapes and sizes). Many of them come in aluminum casing and a large number of them are machine made too.

Since the Romeo’s come in so many different sizes, a lot of people think that it’s just another brand, but some of the best Cuban cigars in the world can be found in Romeo Y Julietas. In fact, the romeo y julieta is just as often featured in movies just like the Montecristo’s and Cohibas. The Churchill size seems to does it for a lot the fans of this brand.

This was the brainchild of Rodriquez Fernandez or “Pepin” as he was known around the Cabanas factory in Havana. Things seem to be going great for Mr.Fernandez (He was the manager) but when his dear little factory was taken over by American Tobacco in 1903, he set out to start his own brand. With nothing but pure passion for Cuban Cigars and few hundreds in saving, he bought a tiny factory that made a brand called the Romeo Y Julieta. Although initially they only sold their cuban cigars in Cuba, Fernandez had much bigger dreams. In less than 3 years, the Romeo Y Julieta was in the hands of almost 90% of royal monarchs and other respected dignitaries in England.

Fernandez even put an offer down for the House of Capulet in Verona. Same place where William Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was first presented to the world. Although he couldn’t really get that, he was offered a table under that infamous balcony. Did you know that until 1939, everyone who visited the House of Capulet was given a free cigar as a sign of respect for William Shakespeare’s play.

The Romeo Y Julieta cigars are just as inspiring and heartfelt as the phenomenal play they were named after. These cigars are made with the up most Cuban craftsmanship give out delicious aromas. The Romeo’s have won countless awards since they started - a true classic.

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