Come this July, Altadis U.S.A. will introduce the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua. It’s a Nicaraguan puro made in Nicaragua by the Plasencia family.
The cigar had been seen available for pre-order by at least one retailer. News of the pending release was confirmed by Cigar Aficionado in their June 5th Cigar Insider.
The Romeo y Julieta 1875 consists of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos and will be available in four sizes: Bully (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 50), Magnum (6 x 60), and Churchill. It will be available in 25-count boxes.
For Altadis U.S.A., this marks the third Nicaraguan-made Romeo y Julieta in the portfolio, and second one from Plasencia. The Romeo 505 Nicaragua is a cigar produced at the Plasencia S.A. factory. Earlier this year, the Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta was released – a cigar that comes out of AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez. In addition, Fernandez makes the Romeo y Julieta Crafted by AJ Fernandez, a cigar sold by Santa Clara Cigars – a distribution arm for Altadis U.S.A.’s parent company Tabacalera USA’s catalog business.
It is anticipated the Romeo y Julieta 1875 Nicaragua will be showcased by Altadis U.S.A. The cigar joins several other Dominican-made Romeo y Julieta releases with the 1875 name including Romeo y Julieta 1875, Romeo y Julieta 1875 Reserve Maduro, and 1875 by Romeo y Julieta. 1875 pays homage to the year the Romeo y Julieta brand was first established in Cuba.