February 8, 2014 (Northbrook, Ill.)–Announcing the latest premium cigar offering from Arango Cigar Co., President Michael Gold states, “We are pleased to include Romeo & Julieta as the most recent addition in our new ‘Clasico’ series of premium cigars.  Romeo y Julieta Clasicos are a product of Altadis USA, Inc.  The original two Clasicos are patterned after General Cigar Company’s top-selling Macanudo and Punch brands.  We now offer Clasicos in a wide range of smooth to fuller-bodied flavor profiles to suit all palates.”  The three Clasico lines are made exclusively for Arango.

All Clasicos have Natural wrappers.  Their make-ups and blends are comparable to the renowned  Altadis and General Cigar brands.  Romeo y Julieta Clasicos are medium-bodied with an  Indonesian wrapper, while medium-bodied Punch Clasicos have an Ecuadorean wrapper and the mild-to-medium-bodied Macanudo Clasico features a Connecticut shade wrapper.

The Romeo y Julieta Clasico frontmarks, like the original two lines, pay tribute to notable Chicagoland areas: Mag Mile (5-1/2 x 44), Windy City (5 x 50), Bucktown (6-1/8 x 52, Belicoso) and Gold Coast (6 x 60).  Their suggested retail prices range from $6.75 to $8.40.

Clasicos are presented in 15-count boxes, an affordable, space-saving and novel feature of the line.  All Clasico lineups are currently available at brick-and-mortar  tobacco shops.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.