Punch is one of the oldest brands that was operating out of Cuba, and they were a brand with an interesting target market. You see, the founder of Punch realized that there was a demand for cigars in Europe, surely, but that more than that, there was a demand for cigars in England, a demand for flavor that wasn’t being met. This man wisely realized that he could tap into that market, and that being the case, he set about to making a fortune in the market.
Since then, Punch cigars no longer operates freely in Cuba, and has been reformed outside of Cuba. They are operating again, and making the cigars that once made them famous, although now they do so with tobacco from the Americas, rather than with tobacco from the fine soils of Cuba.
So what does the ‘EMS’ stand for? Well, believe it or not, it stands for ‘English Market Selection’, suggesting that these cigars were the good ones that they were going to send to their primary market.
These cigars are tasty, somewhat medium in their body, and the best thing of all is that you can find them here in the US. If you’ve ever liked a Punch cigar, or you want to see what it’s like to smoke like a Brit, the Punch EMS cigars are good for you, and they’re light enough that you will be able to enjoy a few in a sitting.