General Cigar has announced a new regular production line to the Punch brand. Punch Golden Era was designed to celebrate corojo tobacco that had a starring role in the “golden age” of cigars. Corojo had been used as the wrapper of choice on many cigars until tobacco diseases and mold brought the tobacco to the brink of extinction.
"This is a cigar I would definitely enjoy first thing in the morning with some light roasted coffee. There were enough changes to keep me interested and to keep me guessing about what would come next. One of the better mild cigars I've had this year. I'd recommend this to a newer cigar Smoker or even a seasoned vet. Well done." -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
"This cigar was exactly what I needed right now. Lots of sweet creams and cedar notes to hold my attention while throwing in hints of cinnamon here and there to really keep me on my toes. It stayed right at a mild to medium in strength from beginning to end. I would definitely like to have more of these on hand, and I bet this would pair amazingly with your morning coffee. " -Mickey T. (irratebass)
"I have always said how a cigar look does not translate to how it performs. I have smoked some elegant-looking cigars that just didn't deliver. This one was definitely not a beauty queen, but it was a very good cigar. It kind of started to head in the direction of bitter in the middle, but recovered admirably in the final third, making for a cigar that transitioned and developed very well from start to finish. It was also a relatively slow burner. With the burn and draw on point and the strength never getting overwhelming, this is a cigar I would have zero issues handing to a new smoker, nor would I hesitate to hand one to a seasoned aficionado. Looking forward to finding out what this one is! " -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
JRE Tobacco is adding two new Aladino Vintage Selection sizes this year. They are officially launching at the PCA tradeshow...
"This little perfecto was a flavor bomb from start to finish. There were clear transitions in each third. It should be easily approachable for every cigar smoke and could become someone’s everyday cigar. This might be the best cigar I smoked this year. It will for sure find a home on my top cigar of the year list. I highly recommend you seek this cigar out." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"This cigar was very good. I can easily see myself putting this cigar in any customer's hand. There is enough going on that the experienced smoker won't get bored; yet not too overwhelming for a new smoker. I feel like it would be the perfect morning cigar with a cup of coffee. " -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
United Cigars is bringing back their limited edition United Cigar Bar after almost a decade of being off the shelves. This will be a part of an annual release under a new United Cigars Series Unidas collection. The United Cigar Bar was for sold in 2012 but was immediately removed from the market after receiving a cease and desist from the Hershey Corporation.
"I have always been a fan of smaller ring gauge cigars. This little cigar was a treat. The flavors and how they were delivered were very good. This is a cigar I would reach for first thing in the morning or any time I want a flavorful cigar with minimal time to smoke. It is definitely a cigar that can be enjoyed by all, as it is very mild mannered in the strength department, while more medium full in flavor and body at the finish. I will be very curious to find out what cigar this is so they can be a permanent part of my collection." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)