There’s a new Punch cigar on the way that’s the result of input from thousands of Punch Cigar fans. The Peoples Champ, a cigar shipping to retailers this month, is a collaboration between the Punch Brotherhood, an online-based group of Punch brand enthusiasts from across the U.S.
This collaboration began in 2019 when Punch asked for feedback which was passed on to its brand and cigar-making teams in the U.S. and Honduras. Three years layers, the Peoples Champ was developed in the form of a limited edition robust. Everything from the cigar’s profile and size to its packaging was the result of the input the company received from the Punch Brotherhood.
“We asked. They told. We crafted. This is the best way to describe how The People’s Champ cigar was created,” commented John Hakim, Punch’s brand manager. “While some may say we spent a lot of time on such a limited run of cigars, we beg to differ. We learned so much from Punch’s most devoted fans, and those insights will be incredibly valuable in guiding us on future releases.”
The People’s Champ was hand crafted at HATSA in Honduras and features a five-country blend that consists of a rich Honduran Habano wrapper from the Talanga Valley, a Mexican San Andrean binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Nicaragua. This is a medium-bodied cigar with hints of sweetness that builds into notes of notes and leather and white pepper finish.
The People’s Champ is a brick and mortar exclusive that will sold to an elite group of Punch retailers across the country. The cigars will be available in both 5 and 10-count, paper-wrapped bundles. It will be available in just one size–5 x 50–with a suggested retail price of $6.49 per cigar.
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