Punch Diablo marks the first time that a Punch cigar will be made outside of Honduras, where the brand has been made since the 1960s.
Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch said, “When it came time to select the blend for Diablo, we decided that we wanted to make the fullest-bodied Punch to date. AJ Fernandez is a master when it comes to developing full-bodied cigars, so we asked him to create a blend using aged tobaccos, one that has strength and bold flavor to complement the rest of the cigars under the Punch umbrella. We’re confident that the blend he delivered will be a great new option for classic Punch smokers and that Diablo will give all full-bodied smokers another reason to experience Punch.”
The devil is in the details, so Master Blender AJ Fernandez has left nothing to chance with this four-country blend. Punch Diablo is made with a blend of four-year-aged Nicaraguan and Honduran Habano leaves and is wrapped in an oscuro Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, also aged four years. The Connecticut Broadleaf binder has been aged for six years.
Handcrafted at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez, Punch Diablo will make its debut in packaging that features the brand’s new design. These three sizes will be available, beginning in late July:
Scamp (6.125 x 50); SRP per cigar $7.19; 25 cigars per box
Diabolus (5.25 x 54); SRP per cigar $7.79; 25 cigars per box
Brute (6.25 x 60); SRP per cigar $8.19; 20 cigars per box