Famous Smoke Shop Celebrates 80 Years With Romeo Anniversary Cigar

A Box-Pressed Addition to Exclusive 'House of Capulet' Selection

Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet 80th Anniversary

Now celebrating 80 years as the nation's leading retailer of premium cigars online, Famous Smoke Shop, in partnership with Romeo y Julieta Cigars, is unveiling an exclusive Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet 80th Anniversary cigar.

"I'm proud of everything we've accomplished over a lifetime of business these last eight decades," said Famous Smoke Shop President and CEO Arthur Zaretsky. "What began in 1939 as the little upper Manhattan cigar shop my parents opened in New York City has been one of the proudest experiences for me. And we're still privately owned. We answer to our customers, not shareholders, and that's been one of the keys to our longevity. We’re excited to kick off our celebration of this 80th-year milestone with the iconic brand Romeo y Julieta."

Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet 80th Anniversary is a medium-bodied blend manufactured at Altadis U.S.A.'s La Flor de Copan factory in Honduras. It features a plush, Ecuador Connecticut wrapper along with specially selected Nicaraguan and Honduran long-filler tobaccos.

"It's an exceedingly rare cigar," said CigarAdvisor.com Managing Editor John Pullo. "Only 1,000 boxes of 10 were made, and it's the only cigar in the Capulet line with a box-pressed format. Beyond its rarity is its flavor. It's a creamy, sweet and smooth cigar, and the box-pressing allows it to smoke slightly cooler on your palate. Anyone who lights one up is in for quite a treat."

This isn't the first time that Romeo y Julieta has crafted house blends for Famous Smoke Shop. The 80th Anniversary Capulet builds on the existing Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet line, along with its exclusive siblings House of Montague, rolled in a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, and House of Verona, which boasts a Mexican Habano wrapper.

"It's been an amazing ride," said Hal Odzic, who's been Famous Smoke Shop's general manager for nearly 35 years. "If you told me when I started here in 1985 that we'd realize the level of success we've reached today, I don't think I would have believed it. So many members of the Famous family have worked incredibly hard to get us here. Throughout all those years, Romeo y Julieta has remained a staple in the humidors of both our employees and customers, and I'm honored to have this cigar as part of our portfolio – and now as part of our history."

Cigar Information

Romeo y Julieta House of Capulet 80th Anniversary

Size: 6" x 52 Toro (one size only)

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade (Ecuador)

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua

Presentation: Box of 10 cigars

Famous Retail Price: $62.99 per box of 10 cigars

About Famous Smoke Shop 

Celebrating its 80th year in business, Famous Smoke Shop is the nation’s No. 1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, offering one of the largest selections of handmade cigars, machine-made cigars, cigar humidors and accessories. Famous offers the web’s lowest prices on a wide selection of cigar brands including Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva and Perdomo cigars, and many more. Famous offers its customers the best prices on all premium cigars as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Famous Smoke Shop
90 Mort Drive
Easton, PA 18040

Source: Famous Smoke Shop

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