CAO has announced the 2022 iteration of their limited edition Vision cigar. The blend uses 100% habano-seed tobacco grown in microclimates surrounding the STG Estelí factory where the cigars are rolled. CAO Vision uses a reddish-hued Honduran Jamastran Viso wrapper, Nicaraguan Jalapa binder, and blend of Nicaraguan fillers from Condega, Estelí and Jalapa.
General Cigar's Punch is adding another cigar to their Chinese New Year Series: Punch Fu Manchu. This cigar celebrates the Year of the Tiger following 2021’s Kung Pow!, 2020’s Chop Suey and 2019’s Punch Egg Roll. This makes the fourth entry in the series.
Odyssey, one of General Cigar's value priced lines, is adding a bolder new cigar to its lineup: Odyssey Full. Odyssey Full makes the sixth blend in the Odyssey line joining Odyssey Connecticut, Odyssey Habano, Odyssey Maduro, Odyssey Sweet Tip and Odyssey Coffee.
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.
The Punch Rare Corojo is coming back again, and this time the annual cigar is coming back in a size from the past. The Punch Rare Corojo 2022 will be an Arisocrat size, a 6.125 x 40/54 figurado. The size was originally made at the at the Villazon factory, commissioned by Frank Llaneza, founder of Punch Cigars in Honduras. Frank made what he referred to as a baseball bat-size cigar for Red Auerbach and Art Rooney, two sports legends.
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.
The Punch Brand has been around since 1840, originally crafted for export to the United Kingdom. To celebrate its 18th anniversary, General Cigar is releasing the Punch Aniversario, which the company is calling its more limited offering to date.