There's a first for everything, as they say. For the age-old Romeo y Julieta (RyJ) brand, this translates to Mexico! As many are aware, the RyJ name dates back to 1875 in Cuba, later branching out to be made in Honduras, Dominican Republic, and (most recently) Nicaragua. So where does Mexico come into play? Well, with the Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta, the cigars offer a gorgeous Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper—i.e. the first time a Mexican leaf has been used as a wrapper for the nearly-150-year-old brand!
Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta follows in the footsteps of the modernized ROMEO By Romeo Y Julieta cigar, first introduced in 2012 to offer a bolder smoking experience for the modern era. With Romeo San Andrés, the cigars continue with this methodology, using a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and fillers of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. To make things even more interesting, Romeo San Andrés is crafted at the lightning-hot A.J. Fernández factory in Estelí—where a growing percentage of today's most sought-after cigars originate.
RyJ San Andrés is touted for its complex flavor profile, stellar balance, and steady progression from start to finish. Flavors come in the form of mocha, black pepper, dried fruit, coffee, and sweet molasses—a medium to full-bodied smoking experience that grabs you and doesn't let go!