This elegant smooth flavoured cigar never fails to please.
Named after William Shakespeare’s tragic lovers, the origins of R&J as a cigar brand date back to 1875. The brand rose to international fame during the early years of the 20th century under the direction of Don “Pepin” Fernandez,
who was amongst the first to recognise the attraction of the cigar band. During his heyday no less than 20,000 different bands were used in production.
Winston Churchill became a devotee of R&J. Since his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has been commemorated on a band and used to describe the marque’s most famous size – 7 inches x 47 – the Churchill.