Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Gets A Stubby New Size
With inflation on the rise, a bargain is always welcome, especially when it’s a cigar. General Cigar Co. is adding a chubby new vitola to its Punch Knuckle Buster Habano brand, bringing the wallet-friendly line to four sizes. Consumers can expect to see the cigar in shops by early April.
Appropriately called the Stubby, this new Punch Knuckle Buster measures 4 1/2 inches by 60 ring gauge, on trend with the market inclination towards shorter, thicker cigars. No matter how one feels about thicker smokes, the value of its price tag cannot be disputed—$5.39 each, before taxes.
Made in Honduras at General’s HATSA factory, the Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Stubby comes in 20-count boxes and consists entirely of Cuban-seed leaves from Nicaragua, save for some Cuban-seed Honduran tobacco as part of the filler.
When Knuckle Buster Habano was first released in March 2020, General Cigar referred to it as a “hardworking blend for hardworking people,” and cited it as intended to remove barriers such as price point and status in favor of relaxation. A maduro version of the line was introduced in 2022.
For a rating of the new Punch Knuckle Buster Habano Stubby, see a future issue of Cigar Insider.
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