Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill BOX OF 25 AB

Price $753.51

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 Short Churchill 4 7/8 x 50

reviewed by D Fraser

A nice coffee and cream wrapper, about a 4 of 6 with a distinct cocoa aroma to it.

I enjoyed this as an after dinner cigar, though it seem to me it would do very well as an afternoon smoke as well.

The double band presentation is elegant and suggests you will savor the cigars flavors. It did not dissapoint at all.

Different than the majority of Romeo cigars, this blend is more akin to the Romeo full size churchill.

Strong notes of light coffee were accompanied by a mixture of fresh cut woods, a light citrus hint and a mild musky tone, not quite pepper but maybe dried hardwood.

I consider this a medium strength cigar with a strength of 5 of 10.

My overall rating is 91/100.

I had this cigar after a light seafood dinner and found it stood up well. We had a smokey white wine with dinner, so I finished the wine with my cigar and found it paired quite well. A coffee may have helped out a bit, but overall a great experience.

CA Magazines most recent rating was also a 93/100 June 2011

DF 2012