Is the Churchill cigar named after Winston Churchill?


Sir Winston Churchill enjoyed many different types of cigars and was said to smoke approximately 10 cigars a day (or 250,000 during his lifetime). He was especially fond of large maduro cigars.. The Romeo Y Julieta brand was introduced by Alvarez y Garcia in 1875 and was later sold to "Pepin" Fernandez Rodriguez in 1903. Making a large selection of personalized cigar bands and styles for famous people of the era; it is he, Rodriguez, who is credited with the introduction of "The Churchill" cigar which measured 7" long with a ring gauge of 47. This cigar can still be obtained today in Cuba from the Romeo Y Julieta factory; is sold in tubes with a red & gold band and has a superb aroma with vanilla, coffee, tropicalfruit, wood, cocoa, nuts, herbs and floral flavours.