We picked up a five pack of House of Montague by Romeo y Julieta and then picked up two ten packs to follow it up.
I’ve been a fan of the house brands offered by Famous Smokes e-commerce cigar shop for a while now, so when they partnered with Romeo y Julieta to produce the House of Montague and the House of Capulet, I knew it would only lead to good things. These cigars are reasonably priced at around five bucks a stick and can be frequently found in the online store for less on sale or on special. We found these to be a very good, no frills, everyday type of cigar for just hanging out in the backyard, or in the case of winter time rules, the shop. Our initial five pack tester was gone in one round of golf between two of us with me losing the odd number stogie to a good putt by Bert to finish the day. When I got home I immediately went to Famous Smoke Brand List, found a ten pack on sale, and had them quick shipped to the office. The House of Montague cigars proved to fit right in the sweet spot of reasonably priced, mild to medium flavor giving a very good bang for your cigar buck. The blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran and, my personal favorite, Dominican long leaf fillers covered by a Dominican Olar Binder are all wrapped in a Brazilian Maduro wrapper. This excellent blend gives a flavorfully mild, earthy taste, a hint of oily leather with a very slight white pepper finish. None of the flavors are overwhelming or overpowering which, I think, allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy the burn. The construction was superb and consistent throughout all of the cigars reviewed with virtually no flaws to be found. The draw could be considered tight in a few sticks but nothing to get excited about and well within the margin of opinion.The House of Montague is not a big smoker but has a very consistent burn from beginning to end. I do suggest, after you have tried your first one or two, letting these sit in your humidor for little while to get some age and mature a bit. With a couple we tried to smoke right out the pack the flavor profile just wasn’t what I knew it could be so I put them in the humidor for a bit and voila’, right back to great.
If you’re looking for a very reasonably priced, easy smoking cigar that won’t overpower you, the House of Montague is good one to try. The price won’t break the bank and the flavors are mild enough to be enjoyed doing just about anything including and up to doing nothing at all. Check out our review of the House of Montague sister cigar, House of Capulet, also by Romeo y Julieta featured exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop. Give them a try and let us know if you agree with our review.