Santa Clara Cigars now has its second collaboration cigar with A.J. Fernandez. Today, Santa Clara formally announced the Romeo y Julieta Crafted by A.J. Fernandez. This is a collaboration done between Tabacalera USA, owners of the Romeo y Julieta brand in the U.S. and master blender A.J. Fernandez. The cigar had previously a limited launch, but is now moving into wider distribution.

The new Romeo y Julieta Crafted by A.J. Fernandez is a maduro wrapped offering. The cigar features a Habana 2000® Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler.  The is available in five sizes – Belicoso (6 x 52), Churchill (7 x 50), Gordo (6 x 60), Robusto (5 x 52) and Toro( 6 x 52). Each size is available in 20 count boxes with pricing ranging from $7.50 to $9.00 SRP.

“We are extremely proud to deliver to the market this collaborative project between two exciting entities.  The blend they put together really makes a statement for both companies and I can’t wait to hear the customers reaction”, said a Santa Clara spokesperson in a press release.

The cigar joins the Montecristo Crafted by A.J. Fernandez, a cigar that was launched late last year.

While Atladis USA is known as the primary distribution arm under Tabacalera USA, Santa Clara is a separate distribution company. It has primarily handled distribution for Tabacalera USA’s Casa de Montecristo  and JR Cigar stores. In addition, its portfolio has been available to retailers nationwide.

At a glance, here is a look at the Romeo y Julieta Crafted by A.J. Fernandez:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Habana 2000® Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Vitolas Available

Robusto: 5 x 52
Toro: 6 x 52
Belicoso: 6 x 52
Gordo: 6 x 60
Churchill: 7 x 50

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