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New Punch Made with New Wrapper

Gregory Mottola
Posted: March 30, 2011

You've probably heard of the Punch Rare Corojo brand, but have you ever heard of Connecticut Corojo tobacco? It's a proprietary wrapper that General Cigar will be using on its new Punch Rare Corojo 10th Anniversary, a 5 1/2 inch long, 50 ring gauge cigar that has just started shipping to retailers.

This release of the Punch Rare Corojo differs greatly from previous launches, as the Rare Corojo cigars have typically been made with Ecuadoran Sumatra wrappers.

"For ten years, cigar enthusiasts have looked forward to the annual return of the Rare Corojo...a spicy no-nonsense blend at a reasonable price," said Rick Chandler, director of marketing for Punch cigars. "This year, we're pleased to have upped the ante by offering the classic Punch Rare Corojo along with the standout new taste of the 10th Anniversary frontmark."

For more on the new cigar, and on the Connecticut Corojo tobacco, see the next issue of Cigar Insider.

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Comments   4 comment(s)

Will Kamerman April 8, 2011 3:27pm ET

These things are great, I smoked one a couple of weeks ago. Spicy and sweet with a straight burn, and the wrapper was unlike anything I've ever seen. The length is actually 5 1/2", though

David Savona April 11, 2011 11:21am ET

Will, you are right. Although the press info from General Cigar says the cigar is five inches long, we've looked at one of the actual cigars and it is, indeed, five a half inches long. We'll make that change. Thank you.

Will Kamerman April 11, 2011 4:38pm ET

Nice, glad I could help!

Justone Coolcat May 29, 2011 10:31am ET

I pick up a few, for the weekend! Will post my review after a good smoke and drink!

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