General Cigar has announced details around the 2016 edition of the Punch Rare Corojo. This is an annual limited production release done by General. This year’s installment will include a limited edition 7 1/4 x 54 perfecto called Regalias Perfecto. While the other eight regular annual release sizes for Punch Corojo are returning for 2016, General has announced that the Double Corona frontmark will be retired after this year.
Several years ago, Punch started including a limited edition vitola with the other standard vitolas offered annually. In previous years, other annual limited edition sizes have included: Rare Corojo Perfecto (2013), Rare Salomones (2014), and the Rare Lapiz (2015). In each of these cases, the size was retired after the annual installment.
As for the Double Corona, it has been one of the staple vitolas of the Punch Rare Corojo line. Punch says after this year’s supplies are depleted, this will be the last year for that size.
The Rare Corojo’s factor which limits its production to one annual release is the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. When the line was re-introduced in 2001, General Cigar Company was able to secure enough wrapper to handle annual production.
At a glance, here is a look at the 2015 release of the Punch Rare Corojo.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan
The following are the vitolas for the 2016 release. Pricing will range from $4.19 to $8.29 SRP per cigar. The Regalias Perfecto will have an SRP of $7.99
Champion: 4 1/2 x 60
Elite: 5 1/4 x 45
Double Corona: 6 3/4 x 48
El Doble: 6 x 60
Magnum: 5 1/4 x 54
Pita: 6 1/8 x 50
Rothschild: 4 1/2 x 50
El Diablo: 6 1/2 x 66
Regalias Perfecto: 7 1/4 x 54 (Limited Edition for 2016)