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Habanos S.A. launches for the first time in Spain and Worldwide Romeo y Julieta Tacos 2018 Limited Edition

Club Pasión Habanos presents this Limited Edition in the Spanish capital on 8th September.

Romeo y Julieta Tacos 2018 Limited Edition, which its production and development process has been very thoughtful, will be present in the Spanish market since 10th September.

Tabacalera, official distributor in Spain, is launching its world preview of the Romeo y Julieta Tacos 2018 , a that has been reclaimed from the 1970s (Tacos Imperiales, 49 ring gauge x 168 mm length) and that is released in a 25-unit regular box.  

The presentation of Romeo y Julieta Tacos 2018 Limited Edition will take place on 8th September in Madrid in an event inspired by this legendary brand and organized by Club Pasión Habanos under the “Nos une la passion – Passion unites us” slogan. Members will not only have the privilege of tasting this Habano but will also enjoy other Romeo y Julieta Habanos, as well as other experiences designed to stimulate the senses: a selection of gourmet products from several Premium brands, music, and a carefully designed cocktail dinner, together with other unexpected surprises.

All the Habanos of this Limited Edition have been made “con ” – Totally by Hand with Long Filler – and their leaves are specially selected from the * area in *, Cuba*, the best tobacco-growing land in the world. This product’s limited and meticulous production and development processes are carried out by expert Cuban torcedores – cigar rollers – working painstakingly to meet the expectations of the most demanding Habanos aficionados.

Habanos Limited Editions are highly appreciated and awaited by enthusiasts every year. They main characteristic is that their vitolas are not included in the brands’ regular portfolios. They are distinguished by their specially selected leaves – wrapper, filler and binder -, which have been aged for not less than two years.

The term “Habanos” has been used since the late nineteenth century to identify the finest cigars in the world, although Cuban tobacco was already considered to be the best in the world back in the eighteenth century. Habanos is an internationally recognised Protected Appellation of Origin (P.A.O.), reserved for identifying cigars over 3 grams, traditionally designated under said denomination, made Totalmente a Mano -Totally By Hand – in Cuba according to the quality standards established by the Cuban tobacco industry, under the supervision of the Habanos P.A.O. Regulatory Council.

Romeo y Julieta was created as a Habanos brand in 1875, with its origin in the tragic play of the same name by that giant of English literature, William Shakespeare. Today, Romeo y Julieta enjoys great prestige all over the world and offers the widest range of vitolas in the Habanos brand, all produced Totalmente a Mano con Tripa Larga- Totally by Hand with Long Filler. Since its birth in 1875, Romeo y Julieta has become one of the best known of the Habanos cigars, and is especially valued by those who appreciate a harmonious blend with an excellent aroma.

The Havana-based company, jointly owned by the Cuban industry and the British Imperial Tobacco Group, which markets all 27 Habanos brands worldwide.
Limited Edition. Special productions of Habanos made annually using fillers, binders and wrappers aged at least 2 years before the cigars are made. The wrappers come from the top leaves of the shade-grown (tapado) tobacco plant, which are darker in colour. Boxes can be identified by an extra black and gold seal indicating that they contain Limited Edition Habanos and the year in which they were released. Each Habano is dressed with an extra band giving the same information.
A word with many meanings. In Cuba it refers to the size and shape of a cigar (vitola de galera factory name, vitola de salida market name) and also to a particular size of cigar in an individual packing. In Spain it means a cigar band or ring (vitolfilia cigar band collecting). To some it has an almost spiritual meaning encapsulating every aspect of their cigar of choice.
The official Denominación de Origen Protegida (D.O.P.), or Protected Denomination of Origin used only to describe the most outstanding brands of cigars, which are manufactured in Cuba to the most exacting standards established by the Regulatory Council, from tobaccos grown only in particular areas of the island that are also protected as Denominations of Origin. In English the word translates as Havanas, which are widely considered to be the best cigars in the world.
Totally by hand. A description created in Havana to differentiate between Cuban methods of making cigars by hand from the semi-mechanised metods used elsewhere that can legally be described as "Hecho a Mano" or "Hand Made".
Long filler. Filler that is made from full-length tobacco leaves.
The finest tobacco-growing land in the world, Vuelta Abajo is the main source of tobacco for Habanos, and the only zone that grows all types of leaf: wrappers, fillers and binders. A Protected Denomination of Origin.
The name of the region that embraces all of the important growing zones in the west of Cuba, and the name of the provincial capital. A Protected Denomination of Origin.