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Half-smoked cigar that Churchill stubbed out as he heard the Nazi army had reached Leningrad is sold for £4,500
Last updated at 2:27 PM on 30th January 2010
Something Corona..Winston Churchill..Habana...I am not a cigar expert...what is the cigar ID?
A Gentleman of History
In War or Peace, Winston Churchill's Cigars Were Never Far from His Hand
by Peter Welsh
"...Churchill favored Cuban cigars above all others."
"...among Churchill's favorite brands were Romeo y Julieta and the now-defunct La Aroma de Cuba"
"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."
Interesting info. I knew he smoked large cigars, and 7" 47 gauge is certainly large. While that is called "a Churchill", now, I believe its standard name is "double corona". I've been away from cigars for a while, though.
He also had a penchant for very old French brandy (as in 100 years old or even older) and he often drank a whole bottle, each night.
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