General Cigar Celebrates Chinese New Year with Punch Fu Manchu

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Punch Cigars - Punch Fu Manchu | General Cigar CompanyGeneral Cigar is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a new release from Punch Cigars. In recognition of the Year of the Tiger, Punch Cigars will be releasing Fu Manchu, a new size and fourth release of Punch’s popular Chinese New Year Series.

Fu Manchu is handmade at HATSA in Danli, Honduras. This cigar’s blend is comprised of tobaccos grown in five different countries. It has Nicaraguan, Mexican and Dominican-grown filler tobaccos, an Indonesian binder and a Honduran Habano wrapper. The cigar was blended to be balanced with toasty, nutty notes and a natural sweetness that builds throughout the smoke.

“Punch is keeping its Chinese New Year tradition alive. For the 2022 release, we went old school, replicating a maniacal kung fu master’s white hair and long goatee with a blonde cap and extended pigtail. Whether you’re watching Kung Fu Theatre or karate kicking back with friends, Fu Manchu breaks bricks on both flavor and price. Have fun with this one. It will go quickly,” says Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch.

Punch Fu Manchu will be presented as a box-pressed 6 x 50 Toro and available in 20-count bundles packaged inside of a takeout-style soup container box. The box’s design was also inspired by the Year of the Tiger.

Only 6,400 boxes of Fu Manchu cigars will be shipped to brick and mortar tobacconists across the U.S. starting on Feb. 1, 2022. Each cigar will have a suggested retail price of $5.99.

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