Romeo y Julieta 1875 displays the brand’s historical origins proudly, showing “1875” front and center on the cigar’s bands. Most companies are lucky if they make it to 10 years, but RyJ’s nearly 150 years of consumer satisfaction places them firmly on an entirely different level.
As with any company of this age, Romeo y Julieta has seen its fair share of ups and downs, most notably with the change from Cuba to the Dominican Republic, following Cuba’s nationalization of private industry in 1959. Following this period, Romeo cigars eventually re-emerged as a premium Dominican brand, in addition to its original Cuban heritage. Since this time, RyJ has established itself among American smokers as a classic and dependable cigar, known for a smooth and satisfying smoking experience, mild/medium body, and delicate complexities of buttered toast, honey, barnyard hay, and a touch of pepper spice for balance.