Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra. Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Dominican (Piloto Cubano). Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf. Country of Manufacture: Honduras. Factory Name: Honduras American Tabaco S. A., Cofradia, Honduras. -- The history: The original Punch cigar was created in 1840 by a Cuban cigar manufacturer named Manuel Lopez. In an effort to attract the British market, he named the cigar after Mr. Punch, the cantankerous half of the Punch and Judy puppet shows, which also inspired the name of the famous British humor magazine. Produced in Honduras for Villazon Company under the direction of a great Cuban cigar master, Frank Llaneza, Punch has been a leading premium brand ever since it was first imported from Honduras in 1969. The cigar: Punch lives up to its name with a bold, full-bodied taste that appeals to men who follow their own instincts as opposed to following the crowd. The wrapper is a full-flavored leaf grown in Ecuador and the filler is a rich blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. The experience: the straightforward, no-nonsense cigar it would have taken to bring a smile to the otherwise curmudgeonly face of Mr. Punch himself.
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quick winter smoke
Rich smooth taste. Good shorter winter smoke, wife sends me out to the shop and I can burn one without freezing to death.
By Robert on Jan 9, 2015
My NEW favorite cigar ... at least for this week !!!
When I saw that Punch was selling their Elites in a double maduro at such a bargain price, I had to jump on it. As you can see by my "handle", I'm a real fan of cigars wrapped in a maduro leaf, but when there are TWO maduro leaves ... well ... there's no going back.
When I received the box and opened it, I noticed something that I've seen on only one other cigar in my 40+ years of smoking cigars: "salt" crystals. They were predominately located under the band, but were definitely salty tasting. Combine that salty flavor with the sweetness associated with a maduro leaf and it was a terrific combination.
If you are fond of maduro-wrapped cigars, I suggest that you waste no time and buy a box of them while the price is so low. You will not be disappointed !!!
By Daniel on Feb 5, 2015
Punch Elites Double Maduro is rated
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