With Valentine’s Day approaching, we at The Pipe Shop thought this a perfect time to pay special attention to that famous Cuban brand named after the pair of star crossed lovers. Romeo Y Julieta’s earliest origins can be traced back as far as 1875, but the company grew into prominence through the 20th century. The love affair between cigar smokers and this manufacturer has been constant ever since. Over the years many famous figures have been enamoured with the rich, bold flavours provided such as Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Shakespear wrote that “love is a smoke raised with the fumes of sighs”. On the contrary, those who smoke these cigars would exclaim that “ love is a smoke raised with the fumes of impassioned contemplation and zealous relaxation”. Many formats have been released to keep content smokers of all different preferences. From packets of mini cigars and puritos for those seeking a quick taste of luxury on their coffee break to those looking for something more grandiose, say the 7 inch Anejados Churchill there is something for everyone. Here we have a small selection of these different cigars.