Romeo y Julieta’s balanced and aromatic blend of selected filler and binder leaves from the Vuelta Abajo zone make it the classic medium-bodied Habano. Today Romeo y Julieta is well known around the world as ever and offers the widest range of long-filler sizes in any Habano brand. Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of R&J as a cigar brand 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 who was amongst the first to recognise the attraction of the cigar band. During his heyday no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.