Punch Cigars is expanding with the addition of Punch Diablo. Punch Diablo will mark the first time a Punch cigar has been made outside of Honduras, where the brand has been based since the 1960s.
Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch, commented: “When it comma time to select the blend for Diablo, we decided that we wanted to make the fullest-bodied Punch to date. AJ Fernandez is a master when it comes to developing full-bodied cigars, so we asked him to create a blend using aged tobaccos, one that has strength and bold flavor to complement the rest of the cigars under the Punch umbrella. We’re confident that the blend he delivered will be a great new option for classic Punch smokers and that Diablo will give all full-bodied smokers another reason to experience Punch.”
General Cigar Co.’s intent with Punch Diablo was to create a powerful smoke. They went to AJ Fernandez, a master cigar maker, to come up with a blend that uses a blend of four-year-aged Nicaraguan and Honduran Habano leaves and is wrapped in a deep, obscure Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper that’s also been aged for four years. The cigar’s bold Connecticut Broadleaf binder has been aged for six years, giving the cigar added spice and “punch.”