Punch Cigars go a long way. Its history dates back to the mid-1800s in Havana, Cuba. The non-Cuban version of Punch cigars was the first to be manufactured in Honduras and it still is one of the best-selling premium cigars in the US. This is manufactured by the General Cigar Co. You can find several options in the non-Cuban line of Punch cigars, from the medium to full-bodied cigars. They all used the highest quality Cuban-seed tobaccos that are grown in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
The Punch brand is famous for the Punch Champion and Classico cigars that bagged numerous 90 plus ratings and reviews. They are also known by their many minions as the finest Honduran cigars ever. The Punch label has grown substantially in recent years, expanding to nine best-rated cigar lines from its original Honduran classic. One of these is the Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua, the first to be handcrafted in Nicaragua.
The Best Punch Cigars
Punch Diablo Scamp
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Ranked #18 on our list of Top 25 Cigars, the Punch Diablo Scamp cigar is a beautiful mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The cigar comes with a stunning dark brown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. It comes with an easy draw and an ivory ash that is often complemented with a soft and creamy texture and it has notes of sweet and spices as well as earth, leather, and chocolate.
You can’t find any cigar product in the General Cigar’s large portfolio that can be more powerful and full-bodied compared to the Punch Diablo. The thing with Punch Diablo is that it does not only show its strength simply to exhibit power simply for the sake of power. Its strength is justifiable by its function as a vehicle for the delivery of richness that no other punch has ever attained. Every puff you take on the Punch Diablo Scamp is like when you bite on a dense chunk of chocolate fudge combined with espresso beans as well as walnuts. General Cigar employed the services of A.J. Fernandez who is responsible for the superb blend. The Punch Diablo Scamp is the first Punch owned by General to be created outside Honduras. It is usually rolled at the company’s on-site factory: the STG Danlí factory.
Punch Gran Puro
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The Punch Gran Puro is the only Honduran puro from General Cigar. This means the cigar uses only pure tobacco from Honduras. It is wrapped in a dark Cuban-seed wrapper from St. Augustine Valley. It’s a bold cigar that emits solid white ash as it burns. The leaves that are used for the wrapper and binder are sun-grown. This results in dark and oily tobacco rich in nicotine, full of flavors and strength. This is produced in Danlí at the Honduras American Tobacco factory (HATSA).
Punch Grand Cru
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The Grand Cru Punch cigar series is from three to five years aged tobaccos. This is the more refined version of the classic Punch cigar blend. This is a hand-rolled cigar and wrapped in a Connecticut shade wrapper and on top of that made of perfectly blended Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos. It’s a smooth medium to full-bodied Honduran cigar you won’t want to miss. This can give you the perfect smoke with little effort and gives off beautiful white ash.
Punch Rare Corojo
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The Punch Rare Corojo is an aromatic cigar that has a balanced blend from premium aged tobaccos. Because these cigars are rare, they don’t last long on the shelves. This cigar features a great mix of Dominican Piloto Cubano, Honduran, and Nicaraguan long-filler tobaccos and blended with a Connecticut broadleaf binder. Its unique flavors are accentuated by the Ecuador-grown Sumatra-seed wrapper that has been aged perfectly to its ripeness. The Punch Rare Corojo is square pressed and has a spicy overtone.
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The Punch Signature comes with an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper, cultivated solely for the Punch Signature. The tobacco is grown in the volcanic region of Los Rios and it is exceptionally rich and blends well with the Nicaraguan binder and the Dominican-Nicaraguan mix. This is a full-bodied smoke and brimming with flavors. The Punch Signature Rothschild earned a 90-rating from Cigar Aficionado in August 2015 and Punch Signature cigar bagged the same rating still from Cigar Aficionado in July 2017.
Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua
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The Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua is a handcrafted cigar made from a great combination of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos concealed by a chocolate-covered Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This is a medium to full-bodied smoke, oozing with earthy spices that fill the palate with a full range of flavors. It’s one Nicaraguan-tasting cigar from a Cuban-legacy brand that is known for its complex sweetness.
Punch Knuckle Buster
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The Punch Knuckle Buster is a superbly handcrafted cigar made of Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and binder leaf that captures deeply fermented Nicaraguan and Honduran long-filler tobaccos. This is a medium-bodied full-flavored smoke with multiple flavors such as espresso, wood, pepper, earth, and salted caramel.
Punch Knuckle Buster Natural Toro
After a tiring day, I treated myself to the Punch Knuckle Buster Natural Toro, a visually appealing cigar from the renowned Punch brand. The cigar boasts a deep brown, buttery sheen wrapper and is presented in a striking blue box with distinct graphics. With an affordable price tag of $5.49, it caters to casual and regular smokers. Before lighting up, the cold draw offered hints of petrichor, honey, and the signature cigar scent, accompanied by earthy, spicy, and woody notes from its Nicaragua Habano wrapper. The flavor profile ranged from cedar and graham cracker with bitterness in the first third, transitioning to a milder blend in the subsequent sections. Although the burn was occasionally uneven, possibly due to its oily wrapper, the cigar’s consistency was commendable. Suitable for beginners and seasoned smokers, the Punch Knuckle Buster Natural Toro offers a modest yet satisfying smoking experience, earning a rating of 83.
Punch Bareknuckle Pita
Punch, a pioneering Habano brand established in 1840 by Don Manuel Lopez of Juan Valle & Company, was inspired by the renowned “Punch & Judy” comic book. The Bareknuckle variant significantly enhanced the reputation of medium-bodied Punch cigars, distinguishing itself with full-bodied vigor. The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar, originating from Honduras, is distinguished by its Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, presenting an earthy and leathery palate accentuated by hints of spice, pepper, and cream. This cigar, with a captivating Maduro wrapper and detailed aesthetics featuring vibrant blue and gold bands, promises a consistent flavor experience from start to finish. Its balanced blend of taste notes makes it an attractive choice for newcomers and seasoned smokers, especially those seeking quality without breaking the bank. Additionally, the Punch Bareknuckle Pita is recommended for those who prefer medium to full strength but desire a balanced flavor profile in their smoke.