Punch Knuckle Buster Shade

General Cigar Company has just released its Punch Knuckle Buster Shade. This is the third blend in Punch’s value-priced Knuckle Buster line, joining the Punch Knuckle Buster Habano and Punch Knuckle Buster Maduro releases.

Produced at the HATSA factory in Honduras, the Knuckle Buster Shade incorporates a six-country blend. The blend features an Ecuadoran-grown Connecticut Shade, Mexican binder, and filler tobaccos from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and USA Broadleaf. The cigar comes in four sizes: Robusto, Toro, Gordo, and Stubby. Knuckle Buster Shade is priced between $5.39 and $6.09 per cigar.

“Punch Knuckle Buster keeps growing by popular demand. With great blends, expert craftsmanship and realistic pricing, the line offers something for every cigar smoker and every occasion. If you haven’t tried one of the Punch Knuckle Buster blends yet, I’d tell you you’re missing out. But I’m sure you’ve already heard that from your cigar smoking buddies,” commented Brand Manager John Hakim in a press release announcing Knuckle Buster Shade.

The Punch Knuckle Buster Shade has already started shipping to retailers. It is anticipated Knuckle Buster Shade will be showcased at the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show.  The PCA Trade Show opens March 23, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At a glance, here is a look at the Punch Knuckle Buster Shade:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Mexican
Filler: Nicaraguan, Colombia, Dominican, USA Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduras-American Tobacco S.A. (HATSA)

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5  1/2 x 50 (SRP $5.39 per cigar; 25 Count Boxes)
Toro: 6 x 52 (SRP $5.09 per cigar; 25 Count Boxes)
Gordo: 6 x 60 (SRP $6.59 per cigar; 25 Count Boxes)
Stubby 4 1/2 x 60 (SRP $5.49 per cigar; 20 Count Boxes)

Photo Credits: Scandinavian Tobacco Group