Cigar News: Punch Releases More Details about Signature

Cigar News: Releases More Details about Signature

has revealed details about the wrapper, binder and filler of , the new collection from that launches next week.

To create , Master Blender Agustin Garcia and his team kept true to the original blend by using tobaccos from the same countries of origin. Agustin Garcia said, “ is inspired by original blend. Think of it as a brother who has a lot of fire in him, but also respects tradition and the family name.”

Development of the blend began in 2012. Agustin and his team found a small batch of Ecuadoran tobacco they wanted to use, but had to ensure that they would have enough to make a full-time addition to .

Cigar News: Punch Releases More Details about Signature

Cigar News: Releases More Details about Signature

So they started working with a grower to cultivate a special Ecuadoran Corojo wrapper exclusively for this cigar. The wrapper is related to the original Cuban Corojo seed. The blending team in Honduras aged and sorted the tobacco, and prepared it for launch three years later.

The wrapper has a lot of natural oil which makes the leaf silky, gives it elasticity and imparts a hint of cocoa, with an earthy spice.

The binder is made from a proprietary Connecticut Habano leaf.

The blend composition is a story all its own. The leaves are from the Dominican Republic and and they are of the same variety as in the original blend. Here’s what’s different: Some of the filler leaves are very aged, and others are less so. The aged leaves bring flavor and balance, and the newer leaves deliver more strength. It’s all about incredible, balanced flavor.

Think of as a mix of tradition and modern taste.