The Romeo y Julieta cigar is arguably one of the world''s most famous. First surfacing in 1895, when it was created by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia, the brand won a number of medals in tasting contests, the result of which can still be seen on the current brand label.
Although it was hailed as excellent in these days, it was not until the early 20th century that the fame of the Romeo y Julieta really took off. This was because a new owner acquired the brand, and traveled the world promoting the cigar to the rich and famous world wide. Probably the most famous fan of these cigars was Sir Winston Churchill, with whom these cigars are still associated. In fact, they even named the style he preferred after him, and it is still called the "Churchill" today.
After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the brand moved from Cuba to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, where it is still produced today by Altadis SA.
Romeo y Julieta cigars come in a variety of sizes, from the diminutive 2 and 5/8 inch long Corona type all the way up to the 7 inch Churchill type. This cigar is full-flavored yet mellow, and has medium body. Despite its strength, it is a very smooth taste, and is well-loved by fans around the world.