Romeo y Julieta Churchill BOX OF 25

Price $665.83

Romeo y Julieta

Developed in 1875, this brand of Cuban cigars immediately showed its quality by winning gold medals in four universal expositions between 1885 and 1900. Named for the lovers in William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name (written circa 1596), the brand also is traditionally credited with the introduction of the "Churchill" shape in honour of the British statesman Winston Churchill.


Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of Romeo y Julieta as a Habano date back to 1875.

The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th Century under the direction of Don "Pepin" Fernandez, 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 Romeo y Julieta. Since 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 measuring 7 inches (178 mm) by 47 ring gauge — the Churchill.


More information about this fine Cuban cigar

The Romeo line is a vast array of very different cigars.  The standard description of most Romeo y Julieta Cubans is peppery, spicey with big flavors that include dark roast coffee, some herbal notes and some citrus or dark berry hints.  

The Churchill cigars, Short Churchill, Wide Churchill and actual Churchill, all seem to have a slightly different blend to them.  Less strong cigars that offer coffee and cream, a little wood and leather and some notes of soft spice. 


Cuban Cigar Review

Romeo y Julieta Churchill 7 x 47

reviewed by D Fraser

The infamous Churchill size from Cuba has gone through transitions over the years. In the days of old, this size was reliable and sought after. Then in the mid to late 2000s churchills from Cuba were problematic due to draw issues and inconsistent flavors.

The Cuban Churchill is back! The Romeo Churchill, named after old Sir Winston is the star of this size, though many other Cuban brands make a churchill size as well, the most notable being the Cohiba Espendido.

The Romeo Churchill had a nice light 2/6 wrapper and smelled a little of cedar and uncooked oats. Upon first light I found the normal pepper tone of Romeo cigars, but it quickly changed to more coffee and cream, sort of a latte overtone. Mild side cigar, about a 4/10 strength, increasing to a 5 near the end.

I loved the draw, which normally is not mentioned in a review, but since the Churchill size has a bad history, I thought I should mention it here. Nice woody finish, more fresh wood than forest or campfire to me.

My overall rating for this cigar is 90/100

CA Magazine's most recent rating was a 91/100 in Sep 2011

DF 2012