The Punch Rare Corojo has resumed its annual retail presence, offering nine sizes with prices between $4.99 and $10.99. The seasonal cigar features a distinctive rosado Sumatra wrapper and a blend noted for its spicy and woody profile.
Punch has announced their latest limited-edition cigar just in time for father's day, Dad Bod. The term, of course, coming from the physique some men of a certain age and place in life. The cigar itself reselmles a bit of a pair shaped figure you may notice. It comes in cans of 5 cigars that include Boveda humidification. The company encourages consumers to reuse the can as humidor, a portable ashtray or decoration.
General Cigar has announced a new addition to their Punch Knuckle Buster Habano line, Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Stubby. Punch Knuckle Buster Habano has been on the market since March 2020 and was geared as a value-oriented line. Now that line is getting a short gordo.
Punch Rare Corojo annual trip to retail shelves on February 1st. Over 20 years ago, a shortage of the wrapper leaf used caused the blend to remain off shelves for a few years, then, Punch Rare Corojo was reintroduced in 2001 and became one of the first cigars on the market to see an annual release.
STG, parent company of General Cigar and Cigars International, has announced a slew of holiday items for the 2022 season. Releases include a CAO advent calendars, Diesel Sideshow, and special 4 packs from Punch and El Rey del Mundo.
"With a smoking time south of an hour, this smoke was quite literally short and sweet making it a shoo-in for a lunch break or any other occasion where time is not a luxury. It is hard to say with absolute certainty whether or not the missing chunk of wrapper right at the foot was intentional or not. The fact that the wrapper was not torn and the uniformity of the transition where the wrapper begins leads me to believe that this feature had a purpose. Regardless, it showcased and highlighted in an intriguing way just how much the wrapper leaf contributes to a cigar's aroma, blend, and flavor profiles. Without it, the cigar would certainly not be the same. Aside from the obvious transition that took place once the burn line reached the leading edge of the wrapper, this smoke was dead consistent with regards to flavors. A smoke this short doesn't need a ton of transitions and with such enjoyable flavors, I couldn't be happier in their absence. Not only were the flavors right in line with my preferences, they were well balanced and the smoke was buttery smooth. A top-notch draw and trouble-free burn were the cherries on top of an incredible smoking experience that I can not wait to have again." -Noah S. (Noah)
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.
"The cigar was pleasing enough, but with the bunch and the draw it certainly took away from the experience. the cigar did have some bitterness. the last third really shined with the brown sugar joining it was a completely different experience." -Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Punch is celebrating The Year of the Rabbit with a limited-edition cigar: Spring Roll. This latest release marks the fifth edition of their Chinese New Year Series which previously has included: Fu Manchu (2022), Kung Pow! (2021), Chop Suey (2020) and Egg Roll (2019).
General Cigar has detailed a new cigar from Punch called “The People’s Champ.” This cigar was created with input from thousands of Punch fans called The Punch Brotherhood, an online-based group of Punch brand enthusiasts from across the US.