Cigar News: General Cigar Updates Look of Punch Signature

Cigar News: General Cigar Updates Look of Punch Signature

General Cigar has updated the look for its Punch Signature line. The redesigned packaging actually started hitting shelves already, earlier this month. The blend remains unchanged.

Punch Signature represents the best of Central American cigars. It has a great blend and a medium-plus profile that people really love. This blend was out of stock recently while we updated the packaging so with pent-up demand and the new box design that really pops at retail, we’re sure Punch Signature is going to fly off the shelves.

Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of Punch

The Punch Signature is now san- acrylic window and instead has bi-fold panels that tell the story of the blend and expand the brand vista, optimizing the box for display on retailer shelves.

Punch Signature has been around since 2015. It currently comes in five sizes and pays tribute to the original Punch blend by using tobaccos from the same countries of origin, adding layers of complexity through a blend of proprietary aged and younger tobaccos.

Development of the Punch Signature blend began in 2012 when the HATSA team worked with an independent grower to cultivate a special Ecuadoran Corojo wrapper exclusively for this cigar, related to the original Cuban Corojo. In a nod to the classic Punch blend, the blend for Punch Signature uses filler leaves from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, this time in both aged and newer varieties to deliver a unique, balanced strength. A proprietary Connecticut Habano binder completes the blend.

Punch Signature is a regular production line made at the HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras, and comes in 18-count boxes in the following sizes: Robusto 5 x 54; SRP per cigar $8.59, Gigante 6 x 60; SRP per cigar $8.99, Rothschild 4.5 x 50; SRP per cigar $6.89, Torpedo 5.75 x 52; SRP per cigar $8.89, Pita 6 x 50; SRP per cigar $8.19.