Romeo y Julieta cigars are one of the most popular and well-known brands of cigars in the world. They have a rich history dating back to the 19th century.
The Romeo y Julieta brand was founded in Havana, Cuba, in 1875, by two Spanish businessmen, Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. The brand quickly became popular and was awarded numerous gold medals at international exhibitions.
During the 20th century, Romeo y Julieta cigars continued to gain popularity and became a favorite among celebrities and political leaders. Winston Churchill was perhaps the most famous aficionado of the brand, and even today, some Romeo y Julieta cigars are named after him.
After the Cuban revolution of 1959, the brand was nationalized and production continued under the new government. In the 1970s, the brand began to expand its production to other countries, including the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.
Today, Romeo y Julieta cigars are produced in several countries and are available in a variety of blends and sizes. The brand continues to be one of the most respected and beloved in the world of cigars.