One of the first Habano brands was Punch, created in 1840 by Juan Valle & Company’s Don Manuel Lopez. The name Punch is inspired from the famous comic book entitled “Punch & Judy.” On the other hand, the Bareknuckle has raised the bar for medium-bodied Punch cigars with its full-bodied strength.

The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar features earthy, leathery tastes with hints of spice and pepper as well as creaminess, making it a superb all-around cigar and a good choice for budget-conscious smokers.

Wrapper Origin: EcuadorianShape: Toro
Length: 6 1/8Ring: 50
Wrapper: SumatraList Price: $184.75 (Box of 25)
Origin: HondurasStrength: Full

Appearance of Punch Bareknuckle Pita

The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar features a dark Maduro wrapper, and there are just a few noticeable bigger veins. It is firm to the touch and has an oily wrapper. A double cap, tight yet visible seams, and superb construction are also present, however I have seen a few minor imperfections such as sensing some small spots, but there aren’t any problems other that.

There is a foot band on the cigar, and I have to tell that it truly stands out. The rich blue and a minimal gold color truly stand out and go well with the wrapper’s dark brown shade and its shiny, oily finish. The word “Punch” is written in color red with a gold border in it. On the other hand, the word “Bareknuckle” is written vertically in a font that resembles a typewriter and is white on a black backdrop.

Smoking Experience

An earthy, cedar, chocolate, and hay flavor is perceptible during the pre-light of Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar. On the other hand, when you smell the tobacco, you’ll notice the typical tobacco overtones. As soon as you light it, you’ll notice that the draw has gotten a little tighter and that there is a distinct mild pepper flavor, but I didn’t find either of those things to be very bothersome.

I immediately got a solid draw after my first third. The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar is a medium to full strength and produces a lot of smoke. The smoke has a little smoothness, earthy tastes, with a subtle Cajun spice and pepper bite. The tastes are surprisingly well-balanced; nothing is excessive or overpowering despite their complexity. So far, it has been a pretty good smoke. It burns reasonably good as well.

Compared to the first third, the second third has a fairly mild taste profile transition, but it is beginning to develop into a full-bodied cigar without the typical harshness and bitterness that are occasionally present. Both the taste profile and burn are still consistent. Furthermore, there is still a very small amount of spice and creaminess to it.

The rich taste is still present in the last third of my cigar, and the initial flavor profiles are mostly same, but the structure holds up rather well. A great cigar that I would definitely smoke again. If there is anything negative about it, there isn’t anything too significant in my opinion.


The Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar has a taste profile that stays consistent throughout the whole smoking, which makes me extremely delighted because finding a cigar that does so is almost rare. Additionally, the smoke is fantastic and rich, and the burn is excellent. I’ve just noticed that my tongue became dry but I don’t think it’s a big deal given how great this cigar is in terms of flavors consistency.

The earthy, peppery, leathery, spicy, and generously creamy taste components, which I believe helped the flavors balance out each other’s complexity, make up the flavor profile. I would absolutely smoke another one in the future; it’s a very lovely cigar.

I would suggest the Punch Bareknuckle Pita cigar to new smokers who preferred medium to full strength but didn’t want their taste profiles to be too much, as well as to those who are searching for similar qualities in their future cigars.

Other Cigars Reviews

Other Punch Cigar Reviews

Punch Diablo Scamp

You can’t find any cigar product in General Cigar’s large portfolio that can be more powerful and full-bodied than the Punch Diablo. The thing with Punch Diablo is that it does not only show its strength to exhibit power simply for the sake of power. Its strength is justifiable by its function as a vehicle for delivering 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 and 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 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, this review of Punch Knuckle Buster Natural Toro offers a modest yet satisfying smoking experience, earning a rating of 83.

Other Honduran Cigar Reviews


The CAO VR Moby is a medium to full-bodied cigar that boasts a rich blend of spicy and peppery flavors, complemented by a subtle hint of hay grass in the first third. With its dark brown Brazilian Maduro wrapper and Nicaraguan Mexican filler, this cigar is visually appealing and offers a robust smoking experience. The construction is solid, with a tight draw that loosens up in the final third and a consistent burn that requires only one relight. This cigar is recommended for those who enjoy a strong, intense smoke, but may not be suitable for beginners due to its powerful flavor profile. This review of CAO VR Moby offers an in-depth look at what smokers can expect from this premium cigar.

Bolivar Cofradia

The Bolivar Cofradia is an expertly blended cigar by the late master blender Estélo Padrón, featuring an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Honduras and Nicaraguan fillers, and a Connecticut broadleaf binder. With its predominant flavors of earth, wood, and nuts, complemented by a slight hint of spice and pepper, the Bolivar Cofradia offers a medium-bodied smoking experience that is both pocket-friendly and ideal for daily enjoyment. The cigar presents an attractive appearance with its dark brown Sumatra wrapper and classic cigar band. At the same time, the smoking experience is characterized by a firm draw that loosens up as you smoke, well-constructed ash, and a pleasant burn. Despite its lack of significant flavor transitions and a somewhat uninspiring cigar band design, the Bolivar Cofradia is a solid choice for those seeking an affordable, everyday cigar with a rich flavor profile. This review of Bolivar Cofradia provides an overview of what to expect from this daily smoke.

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Glyn Caddell

Glyn Caddell