After delays with packaging, Altadis USA has begun shipping the ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Gran Bully special edition to retailers.
The cigar was shown off at this year’s IPCPR Convention and Trade Show and at the time was expected to begin shipping in September. In a situation that has become more common in the cigar industry as of late, that date was pushed back to late October with shipping finally beginning on November 13.
The ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta Gran Bully is a 6 x 60 special edition of what has become one of the brand’s showcase blends. This new vitola gets a slightly tweaked blend to add some strength, as well as extra time in the aging room to let the flavors marrybefore being packed into 10-count boxes. Pricing is about $112.50 per box or $11.25 per cigar, with production capped at 6,000 individually numbered boxes of ten, for a total run of 60,000 cigars.