At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, Altadis USA showed off a new addition to the Romeo y Julieta line called the 1875 Romeo y Julieta. This cigar becomes a brick and mortar exclusive by Altadis USA.
Back in June, Janelle Rosenfeld, Vice President of Altadis USA appeared on the 6/14/14 Cigar Dave Show and had said the company had planned two major releases planned for the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show, one to be announced before the trade show, and one at the trade show itself. The former turned out to be the Montecristo Espada which was released prior to IPCPR and the 1875 Romeo y Julieta was the cigar released at the show.
The 1875 represents the year that the Romeo y Julieta brand was established in Cuba and pays tribute to the Shakespearean tragedy. While there are cigars branded in the Romeo y Julieta line with 1875, this is a different cigar. (This is noted by the 1875 appearing before the “Romeo y Julieta” name as opposed to the existing lines where 1875 appears after the “Romeo y Julieta” line.
The 1875 Romeo y Julieta is being made in Honduras. The TBN stands for “Tembakau Bawah Naungan” which translates to “Tobacco Under Sheet” or “Shade Grown Tobacco”
Wrapper: Indonesian Shade (TBN) Select Vintage 2010
Binder: Aged Dominican Piloto
Filler: Aged Dominican and Olor
The 1875 Romeo y Julieta is being launched in five sizes plus a cigarillo-like offering.
Dos: 5 1/2 x 44
Bully: 5 x 50
Tres: 6 x 50
Churchill: 7 x 50
Gordo: 6 x 60
The Petit Bully measure 4 x 38 and will be the cigarillo offering.