Saint Luis Rey
Year of foundation: 1940
Tobacco Country: Cuba
Tobacco Procedence: Vuelta Abajo
Factory: Romeo y Julieta
Does the name of the brand refer to the San Luis region in the Vuelta Abajo, where some of the world's finest cigar tobacco is grown, hence the name as the "King of San Luis"? Or is it based on a reference to the popular 1927 novel by American author Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey? In either case, the brand was created in 1938 and leans toward the lighter side in strength.
Only 60,000 cigars are produced each year, and they are among the very best Havanas available on the market.
Special characteristics of the brand include their oily, dark, smooth wrappers, a very full bodied, highly-refined flavor, and superb aroma. They represent an excellent value as they tend to be somewhat less expensive than cigars of comparable quality and prestige.