"I don't usually go for the bigger cigars but this was excellent start to finish. The sweet cocoa at the beginning that morphed into buttered toast and warm cinnamon at the midway point was perfectly balanced by charred oak and black pepper on the retro. The final inch or so got a little heavy on the wood notes but I would definitely smoke this one again after a big dinner with a nice rye to pair." -Vance T. (Vance)
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).
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.
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.
"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.)
"I didn't hate the flavors of this cigar and it preformed very well technically; I just found myself becoming bored of the flavor profile. It was also a little awkward to smoke due to its very large size and boxed pressed shape." -Alan (Eulogy)
"Overall this was a very light flavor with it being very hard to pick up flavors from this cigar of creamy, earthy, and salty flavors. The part I did not like was the flavors did not stay on the palate and between puffs it almost felt like i was not smoking a cigar. " -Chad M. (Chad Tchad
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.
Punch, owned by General Cigar, has announced the “Punch Bento Box” for the 2021 holiday season. This limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive contains all three “Year of the Zodiac” releases from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Punch Bento Box will ship in October and contains a total of 42 cigars, including 20 of the 2019's “Egg Roll," 12 “Chop Suey” from 2020, and 10 “Kung Pow!” from this year. All cigars come in their original sizes and blends. Also included is a custom-made cigar rest, created exclusively for the Bento Box. MSRP for this set is $205.58.