Love Affair

Taking their name from Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo y Julieta cigars first ignited a passion over 100 years ago in Havana, Cuba.

Taking their name from Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo y Julieta cigars first ignited a passion over 100 years ago in Havana, Cuba.

Established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia, the brand won various awards at tasting exhibitions during its early years. Things really took off when Jose “Pepin” Rodriguez Fernandez, a successful entrepreneur, acquired the brand and introduced the cigars to a global audience. At its peak, Romeo y Julieta was the choice cigar of the well-known and well-to-do, most famously, Sir Winston Churchill. Many customers even requested their personalized cigar bands upon order. Eventually the company moved production to the Dominican Republic where Altadis SA continues to serve the U.S. market today.

Perhaps the finest and rarest Romeo y Julieta cigar ever made, the Edición Limitada received immaculate construction by gifted artisans at the renowned Tabacalera de García factory in the Dominican Republic. Its singular blend features the highly coveted San Andres Corojo wrapper surrounding rich, hand-selected Broadleaf binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican long fillers. Packaged to perfection, they come in a handsome red humidor bearing an insignia of its namesake couple on the top. A must-have for any cigar collector and aficionado.


For your nearest retail location, visit altadisusa.com.

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