Punch Signature

Punch Signature

Punch Signature

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo

Binder: Connecticut Habano

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

Size: Robusto 5×54

Price: $6.79

Acquired: Samples sent courtesy of Punch Cigars/General Cigar.

The newest release to come out with the Punch nameplate is the Punch Signature. Shipping began a couple weeks back to retailers so there is a good chance that you may have already seen this stick on the shelves of your local brick and mortar. If not, ask your B&M when they expect to have them in.

The new Punch Signature is available in four sizes; Rothschild 4 ½ x 50, Robusto 5 x 54, Torpedo 5 ¾ x 52, and a Gigante 6 x 60.

The Punch Signature is produced in Honduras under the watchful eye of master blender Agustin Garcia. The original development for the Punch Signature began in 2012.

Smoking Conditions:  Early evening, approximately 65 degrees with a slight breeze.

Looks:   The Punch Signature has a medium colored Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper leaf that has some medium sized veins running through it. The wrapper leaf has an oily sheen to it. This cigar is finished off with a triple cap.

The band of the Punch Signature has a white background with black and red letters. The band reads; “PUNCH”, “SIGNATURE”, and on the sides, “GRAN FABRICA DE TABACOS, Handmade Fine Cigars” “SINCE 1840.” On the back of the band is a picture of the Punch joker mascot smoking a Punch cigar.

Pre-Light: This cigar has a very rich earthy pre-light aroma to it.

Taste: Upon the initial light I am greeted with flavors of earth, wood, and pepper.   As I continue to smoke this cigar these three flavors stay fairly consistent throughout with maybe the slightest bit of a nuttiness that has developed somewhere between the first quarter and half way points. Toward the end of the smoke the most dominant flavors are that of earth, wood, and nuttiness. The pepper flavors have somewhat softened in the final quarter.

Strength:  Medium

Burn: Fairly good, it did require a few small touch ups to keep this cigar burning even.

Buy it? It’s a hell of a price point, I mean anytime you can pick up a decent tasting stick for under $7 you are winning in my book. Although I do not think this will be a box purchase for me, I do think I will keep a handful in the humidor at all times.

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