First, it was the Punch Egg Roll, then it was Punch Chop Suey. Today General Cigar has announced the third installment of its limited-edition Chinese New Year series, the Punch Kung Pow. The cigar is scheduled to reach retailers on February 15, 2021.
Punch Kung Pow is a five-country multi-national blend highlighted by a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Honduran Habano binder and long filler leaves from Brazil, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. It will be available in a 6 x 52 Toro. The cigars come in 20-count bundles placed inside a takeout-style box with a shout out to the Year of the Ox (for the 2021 Chinese New Year). Production is handled at the HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras. A total of 4,500 boxes have been produced – up from the 3,650 boxes of the Punch Chop Suey. Pricing is set at $5.99 per cigar.
“The Chinese New Year Series for Punch has become a new tradition and for the 2021 release, we took a page from the Szechuan cookbooks. The medium-to-full-bodied blend is vaguely sweet with an undercurrent of spice, just like the popular Chinese food dish of the differently-spelled name. We put a new spin on the takeout container for this year’s release, and we’ve once again hit the post-holiday sweet spot for cigar lovers with a per-cigar price of just $5.99. My advice: get your hands on this one fast because it’s coming in hot!” commented Ed Lahmann, Senior Brand Manager for Punch.
At a glance, here is a look at the Punch Kung Pow.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Honduran Habano
Filler: Brazilian, Honduran, Dominican
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduran American Tobacco SA (HATSA)
Toro: 6 x 52
Photo Credits: General Cigar Company