This month, General Cigar will introduce new line extensions to Punch Diablo, the line done in collaboration with AJ Fernandez.
The first is the 4 1/2 x 60 Stump. It’s a figurado that resembles a bowling pin shape similar to what was released in the Punch Champion line. The second is a beefy 6 1/2 x 66 box-pressed cigar known as El Diablo, a size seen in the Punch Rare Corojo line. Pricing for the Punch Diablo Stump is set at $7.49 SRP with the El Diablo is priced at $8.99 SRP. While the Punch Diablo is normally presented in 25-count boxes, the one exception is the El Diablo which will be presented in 20-count boxes.
Punch Diablo consists of an Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper over a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. Production comes out of AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez in Estelí, Nicaragua – marking the first time Punch has made a cigar outside of Honduras.
The Punch Diablo made its debut at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show. It was intended to be a bolder offering under the Punch brand.
At a glance, here is a look at the Punch Diablo:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Stump: 4 1/2 x 60
El Diablo: 6 1/2 x 66
Scamp: 6 1/8 x 50
Diabolus: 5 1/4 x 54
Brute: 6 1/4 x 60
Photo Credit: Cigar Coop