April 25, 2013 (Havana, Cuba) — After the debut of the Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchills in 25 count boxes in 2012, which was of great acceptance among Habanos smokers, the Petit Churchills will soon be available around the world in a new presentation of a three-pack of aluminium tubes.


Romeo y Julieta was created as a Habanos brand in 1875. Its roots lie in the literary tragedy of the same name by the British playwright William Shakespeare.

Romeo y Julieta enjoys considerable prestige worldwide and offers the widest range of Tripa Larga, Totalmente a Mano – long filler, totally hand made sizes available in any Habano brand, with selected leaves from the Vuelta Abajo* zone in Pinar del Río making it the classic medium bodied Habano.


Winston Churchill was one of the most devoted smokers of the Romeo y Julieta brand. Ever since his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not only widely been used on Habanos, but also came to represent the best-known vitola within the brand: the Churchills by Romeo y Julieta.

Petit Churchills (50 ring gauge x 102 mm. in length) is the ideal vitola for anyone looking for an aromatic, balanced Habano flavor to be enjoyed in just 20 minutes. This vitola was designed to complete the current range of the brand by adding a format that has been highly appreciated in recent years by Habanos enthusiasts.

Its great acceptance in different markets are due to ideal dimensions: its ring gauge and moderate length give the cigar excellent combustibility and show flavor nuances of the Romeo y Julieta brand.

The blend is made with leaves from the Vuelta Abajo* (D.O.P) area in Pinar del Río, Cuba. All Habanos are made Totalmente a Mano Tripa Larga, totally hand made with long filler.

This new presentation of the Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchills in a three-pack of aluminium tubes will be available in all markets around the world in the coming weeks.


  • Brand: Romeo y Julieta
  • Commercial name: Petit Churchills
  • Factory name: Petit Robustos
  • Measures: 50 ring gauge (19,84 mm) x 102 mm in length
  • Presentation: Aluminium Tube in 3 units’ case
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