Romeo y Julieta
The origins of RyJ can be traced back to 1875. They are so named after the factory workers favourite story. The brand rose to international fame in the early 20th century under the direction of Don 'Pepin' Rodriguez. Winston Churchill is perhaps their most famous devotee and, following a visit to Cub in 1946, a size of cigar was named in his honour.
All their material is sourced from several plantations in the Vuelta Abajo region-the finest area for growing the tobacco leaves.
Serious yet approachable, this producer has plenty of history, class and style.
The Churchill is a must.