Cigar: Punch Champion
Line: Honduran Punch Series
Size: Champion (4.5×60 perfecto)
Wrapper: Natural Ecuadorian
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium to Full
The Honduran Punch Cigar is wrapped in a beautiful light brown Connecticut leaf with few noticeable veins. The cigar has a slight oily sheen to it. It is well rolled with no weak or soft spots. It is well filled and plump but not hard.
Flavor & Cold Draw
The scent of the wrapper is that of rich, sweet tobacco and earth. The cold draw is subtle, with notes of earth and leather, and leaves the gentle tingle of pepper on the lips.
Burn & Smoking Characteristics
I was expecting a hard draw due to the perfecto shape but this was not the case. It has a nice, easy draw that produces copious amounts of rich smoke. The burn is a little uneven at first with a deviance of about 3/8 inch by the first ash. The burn evens itself out in the second third. The ash is a beautiful flaky white and hangs on for about an inch before the first ash.
I have heard great things about the Punch line of cigars so I think I had too high of hopes. It is a very well made cigar but not very complex. The flavor was consistent throughout with very little depth. I paired the cigar with a shot of Jack Daniels Whiskey which helped bring out the woodsy undertones of the cigar which helped a bit. I was really expecting it to pack more of a “punch” so I was a bit disappointed. Nonetheless it is definitely well constructed and well known so everyone should try it at least once. I would rate it a solid 7.