Punch is one of the oldest Habano brands, founded in 1840 by Don Manuel Lopez of Juan Valle & Company and intended for the booming British market. The name Punch is drawn from a famous comic book, "Punch & Judy", from which the clown, Mr. Punch, is still seen today on every box with his sly smile and cigar. The Punch Gran Cru No. II Pyramid Maduro in your shipment today not only received a well deserved 93-rating from Cigar Aficionado, it also was named one of the “25 Best Cigars of the Year” in 2010. Handcrafted in Honduras, this beauty comes with a silky Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper that secures a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and is filled to the brim with vintage Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Dominican (Piloto Cubano) filler tobaccos that have been perfectly aged four to five years. Complex, robust, and yet mild, expect notes of tobacco and earth accompanied with a smooth and creamy draw. Mild for any time of day, try it on a sunny fall afternoon with an IPA.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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