Cuban cigars come in many shapes and sizes, and occasionally they have their own special presentation as well. The Romeo y Julieta Cedros DeLuxe range is a fine example – a handful of corona-size Vitolas wrapped in a protective cedar sheath. The cedar shields the wrapper from any accidental nicks and tears while adding a distinctive look to the cigar. As an added bonus, the cedar can be set alight once removed and used to light the cigar itself, adding a nice retro touch to the experience.
The Cedros DeLuxe No2 measures 42 ring gauge by 5 1/8 inches long and will smoke for around 30 minutes.
Dullish in appearance, this slim cigar has a slightly tight draw but is sweet and woody without any bitterness. Simple and tasty.
Length: 5 1/8″
Ring Gauge: 42
Country of Origin: Cuba
Smoking time: 30 minutes
Romeo y Julieta Pre-Revolution History
It is believed that the brand Romeo y Julieta was first launched in the 1850s by Inocencio Alvarez Rodriguez and Jose ”Manin” Garcia Garcia. The brand was named after the characters of the famous Shakespeare play. It was registered officially in 1873 with an address at No. 87 San Rafael Street, Havana.
In 1903, the Factory was bought by Jose Rodriguez Fernandez, popularly known as ”Don Pepin” of the firm Rodriguez, Arguelles y Cia, which he founded a short time earlier with friends. ”Don Pepin” was a very affable and brilliant businessman. A socialite who had many friends both within and outside Cuba. Ina very short time the Romeo y Julieta brand became an international success.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Romeo y Julieta was an internationally famous brand, specializing in figurado shape cigars. It is estimated that at least 1000 different vitolas of these shapes were produced before the Revolution.
Romeo y Julieta Post-Revolution History
Production remained uninterrupted after the Revolution and the brand’s popularity dint not changed. In fact, the brand seems to have increased in popularity since the Revolution. A lot of the pre-Revolution figurado cigars were discontinued in the 1960s and 1970s because of the fall in popularity of these shapes.
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