2 Romeo y Julieta 1875 Bully Cigars
Romeo y Julieta is one of the first cigar brands I was introduced to, so their cigars always hold a special space in my heart and that probably adds a little bias to my reviews. I picked up a box of 10 of these because they were on sale, and I wasn’t disappointed. First let’s start with the size. At 5” long this is a perfect cigar to fit into a busy day. As with all short cigars, you lose out on the noticeable change in flavor as you smoke and flavor build up at the head. The 50 ring size is a good size though to give you a lot of flavor and smoke with each pull. The cigar burns evenly and pulls very easily. I found it very enjoyable, but I know some people prefer a harder pull with from a tighter packing.


It is a medium strength cigar that some people might even say is mild. After about a half inch of smoking, the taste reveals a balanced earthy, creamy profile with hints of cedar. Halfway through, there are hints of coffee, leather and a slight nutty taste. The end is the most enjoyable part, so definitely don’t start this cigar unless you have time to finish it. The 1875 Bully ends with a delicious leather and nutty taste with a little bit of spiciness. Try pairing this cigar with coffee or a scotch with hints of coffee. You’ll enjoy it. 1875 Romeo y Julieta cigar


If properly stored in a humidor, there are no issues with burning. The 10 pack came in a protective sealed box with a Boveda 2-way humidity control pack inside. I was surprised to find that the cigar was a little dry right out of the box and did have some burning issues. However, five weeks in my humidor fixed the problem and the cigar was perfect.


Personally, I would give this a 90 rating. The Romeo y Julieta 1875 Bully is not a strong cigar, but it doesn’t have to be strong to be great. This is definitely one of my go-to cigars when I have some time to myself. I hope you enjoy it too. Plus, the Romeo y Julieta red and white band is an iconic and classy look. If you offer it to a friend, it will be greatly appreciated.

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Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta

Romeo San Andrés by Romeo y Julieta is the product of a great collaboration between Rafael Nodal, Altadis USA, and AJ Fernandez. These are the most prestigious brands when it comes to premium handmade cigars. The Romeo San Andrés blend includes a dark and oily San Andrés wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and perfectly aged Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers. It’s a bold, spicy, and earthy cigar with a Cuban character. It will suit well with any beginner in cigar smoking or the die-hard old fans of Romeo y Julieta.

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Robusto

The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Robusto is a cigar that presents an intriguing medley of flavors that cater to a varied palette. Its captivating appearance with a brown wrapper complemented by a blue and gold band draws one in, while its aromatic profile teases with notes of candied strawberries, leather, and coffee. The flavor journey of this cigar is both intricate and rewarding, starting with sweet wafer and cedar tones, transitioning through earthy, mineral-rich profiles, and culminating in creamy, nutty nuances. Its medium-bodied nature is balanced by a full flavor profile, offering hints of black pepper, peanuts, and lavender, particularly in the retro-hale. Rated at a commendable 90 and priced at $8.77, this cigar is recognized not only for its diverse flavors but also for its excellent construction. For those seeking an enveloping smoking experience that harmoniously blends different tastes, this review of Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Robusto suggests it’s a commendable choice.

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La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero No. 654

La Flor Dominicana is celebrated for its robust cigars, particularly the Double Ligero No. 654, revered for its intense flavors and sturdy composition. Encased in a glossy, Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, this full-strength cigar captivates with its complex blend of earthy, spicy, and subtle sweet notes, underscored by rich undertones of wood, pepper, and coffee. Its appearance exudes a classic elegance, with a leathery, veiny wrapper and a distinctively ornate band. The smoking experience is remarkable; starting with a potent black pepper taste, it evolves through a rich tapestry of flavors, including hints of oak, leather, and cocoa, with a consistent yet non-overpowering peppery retro-hale. The cigar’s full-bodied nature is compelling, delivering a powerful yet manageable strength that entices aficionados to explore beyond their usual preferences. The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero No. 654 is an exquisite, well-balanced, earthy cigar that commands attention without overwhelming the senses.

Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto

The Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto, crafted without the direct aid of their father, Alan Rubin of the renowned Alec Bradley brand, offers a robust experience primarily for seasoned smokers. It boasts a complex flavor profile characterized by chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, and subtle notes of pepper and sweetness. Although the cigar maintains consistency in its flavors throughout the smoking phases, it lacks significant transitions and richness in particular tastes, particularly the sweetness that could have balanced its increasing strength in the final third. The construction quality stands out with an excellent draw, even burn, and firm ash, although the smoke output is minimal. Despite these qualities, the cigar’s band design and the lack of a “wow factor” in flavor might dissuade some enthusiasts. Given these aspects, this review of Alec & Bradley Gatekeeper Robusto suggests it’s more suited for aficionados with a preference for full-bodied, darker profiles rather than beginners or those seeking a more dynamic flavor experience.

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Glyn Caddell

Glyn Caddell