"The beginning notes of vanilla, raisin, roasted coffee, and leather and how it transitioned from the first to the second third really kept my interest. Packed full of flavors. The burn and draw were perfections. This is a cigar I would definitely try again and recommend to any cigar Smoker. Very well done overall. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
"'Finger licking good.' Those were the only words in my mind when this cigar was burning my fingertips in the end. The flavors were great, and the transitions were cohesive. I'd love to try this cigar in a larger format because I couldn't get enough of this cigar." -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
The El Rey del Mundo brand recently became available outside of JR Cigar in February 2021. Now they are adding a regular production cigar to their portfolio, El Rey del Mundo Naturals. The new cigar will ship in March and represents a completely new blend from the Sumatra version of El Rey del Mundo that launched last year.
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 The size was originally made at the at the Villazon factory, commissioned by Frank Llaneza, founder of Punch Cigars in Honduras.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.
"Overall I was a huge fan of this blend. The strong pepper in the retro along with great leather, chocolate, mocha, and baking spices lead this blend right onto my preferred palate. The only downside was the starting and ending inches had a hot and harsh flavor.I will absolutely revisit this blend in the future." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
"Another great cigar that I enjoyed. Beautiful light chocolate wrapper with bumps and veins showing. Nice notes of sweet tea, hickory, black pepper, and butterscotch balance this cigar out. Minor splitting at the end that corrects itself. Even burn with a nice inch long ash. Great late afternoon smoke. A cigar I'd try again." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"A perfect cigar! This beautiful box-pressed cigar with a chocolate wrapper makes this a cigar worth enjoying. Notes of chocolate, oak, and black pepper make me want another one. A cigar you'd want for your humidor. Pick up a few or a box, and let the pleasure begin." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
"This is an extremely full-bodied cigar with core flavors of earth and wood. When the initial pepper spice was joined by some mineral early on things calmed down a bit, I only wish that the addition of coffee and orange zest that appeared in the final third had arrived earlier in the smoking experience as they added some complexity and balance to the cigar that I felt was needed. As far as pairings are concerned, I highly recommend a bourbon that has a natural touch of sweetness to it." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I enjoyed the transition from a light sweet cedar start to more medium earth and leather to the slightly fuller smokey pepper ending. To me, this would be a great mid-morning cigar to get your taste buds kicked into gear. I couldn't ask for much more from the burn or the construction and will absolutely revisit this blend in the future." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)"
"I had low expectations for this one based on the appearance, aroma, and first third. The final two portions brought total redemption, however, and left me wanting to light another, and wanting to buy some for the future. This could easily be my morning cigar. I recommend it to everyone." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)