Thompson Cigar will be the home of the latest release from Altadis U.S.A., the Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Maduro.

The new line, which gets its official release on Monday, Sept. 25, is an extension of the Romeo y Julieta Aniversario, though with a fairly different blend. The maduro version uses a Connecticut broadleaf maduro wrapper, Honduran criollo 98 binder, and fillers from Nicaragua, while the original Romeo y Julieta Aniversario featured an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and Connecticut broadleaf binder, with Peruvian, Dominican, and Nicaraguan fillers.

The new line is being offered in three sizes, each in 20-count boxes:

  • Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Robusto (5 x 54) — $8.69 (Boxes of 20, $119.95)
  • Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Magnum (6 x 60) — $10.13 (Boxes of 20, $124.95)
  • Romeo y Julieta Aniversario Churchill (7 x 58) — $10.18 (Boxes of 20, $129.95)

The Romeo y Julieta Aniversario is made at Altadis U.S.A.’s La Flor de Copan Cigar Factory in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, and will be a regular production release.

Images courtesy of Thompson Cigar.

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