General Cigar Co. has announced a new full-time cigar line from its Punch brand called Knuckle Buster. This three-cigar collection will begin shipping to retailers beginning this month.
Punch Knuckle Buster is named after a phrase made famous by a university basketball coach who described one of his team’s physical games as being a “Blue Collar Knuckle Buster.” General Cigar reveals that this cigar was created to deliver a hardworking blend for hard working people.
Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch, commented: “Punch is committed to staying true to what the brand has represented over the last six decades: a consistent, well-made, no-nonsense cigar at a price that’s fair and reasonable. Punch Knuckle Buster honors this commitment with a solid, enticing blend for the people who work hard to enjoy the good life.
“Our hope is that Punch Knuckle Buster becomes a ‘go to’ blend that cigar smokers can rely on time and time again, without having to think twice when they hit the cash register or click on their carts. We want it to be the perfect smoke for walking the dog or mowing the lawn or enjoying with cigar smoking friends. Because after all, a cigar is not about money or status or boutique cigar makers. It’s about removing those barriers and enjoying a moment of well-earned relaxation.”
Punch’s blending team at the HATSA cigar factory in Danli, Honduras, crafted a blend that’s medium-bodied and that appeals to both new and seasoned cigar smokers. They selected only Habano-seed tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras to deliver when it comes to balancing flavor and strength with complexity. Knuckle Buster features a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and binder and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and Honduras. It will be presented in three different vitolas: Robusto (4 1/2 x 52), Toro (6 x 50), and Gorda (6 1/4 x 60). MSRP per cigar will range from $4.99 to $5.99.
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