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)
"Nubworthy, buy a box, smoke one every day, what else can I say? This cigar was extremely enjoyable from pre light to nub. The flavor transitions were amazing and the complexity, which is sometimes not a good thing, was 100% on point here. It starts of medium and sweet and finished bold and zesty. Not so sweet that it is hard to pair with a beverage and not so spicy that it wrecks your palate. Well balanced, well blended. These will be a permanent resident in the humidor!" -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
"I smoked this nice medium body in the morning and I think it hit the mark. I felt it was a very well balanced cigar that offered an nice profile. The baking spices and creamy smoke were very pleasant. Pair this with a coffee and you've got a complete breakfast." -Quinn (quinnpins269)
"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)
"What made the cigar unique is that while the primary flavors of citrus, meats, and chocolates were always there, the aspect of those flavors changed. You start off with a nice grilled steak and then you moved to a barbecue, and then you finished with something that was overly prepared. Or you had a nice citrus peel, that went dry. And then you finished with an unripened fruit. Very unique.I I found that rather interesting and I would definitely give this a try again." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
"While definitely a mild to medium bodied cigar, it delivers where it matters. The flavors worked so well together. No really big transitions, but nonetheless it was very enjoyable and I would definitely smoke more of these. I'd give this a score of 'great'. Highly recommended. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
"I think in a smaller viola I would have been in love. The experience is a little too long to keep me fully engaged from start to finish due to the lack of a real dynamic change in profile. Still, it's well worth your money and time. Great flavors, excellent construction, and a well made product puts this well into the buy and smoke again category. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"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.)
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.