On February 11th, we posted about a new release from Punch Cigars called the Signature. We recently received the following additional information from Punch Cigars:
General Cigar is pleased to reveal details about the wrapper, binder and filler of Punch Signature, the exciting new collection from Punch that launches next week.
To create Punch Signature, Master Blender Agustin Garcia and his team kept true to the original Punch blend by using tobaccos from the same countries of origin. Agustin Garcia said, “Punch Signature is inspired by Punch original blend. Think of it as a brother who has a lot of fire in him, but also respects tradition and the family name.”
Development of the Punch Signature blend began in 2012. Agustin and his team found a small batch of Ecuadoran tobacco they wanted to use, but had to ensure that they would have enough to make Punch Signature a full-time addition to Punch.
So they started working with a grower to cultivate a special Ecuadoran Corojo wrapper exclusively for this cigar. The wrapper is related to the original Cuban Corojo seed. The Punch blending team in Honduras aged and sorted the tobacco, and prepared it for launch three years later.
The wrapper has a lot of natural oil which makes the leaf silky, gives it elasticity and imparts a hint of cocoa, with an earthy spice.
The binder is made from a proprietary Connecticut Habano leaf.
The blend composition is a story all its own. The leaves are from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua and they are of the same variety as in the original Punch blend. Here’s what’s different: Some of the filler leaves are very aged, and others are less so. The aged leaves bring flavor and balance, and the newer leaves deliver more strength. It’s all about incredible, balanced flavor.
Think of Punch Signature as a mix of tradition and modern taste.