Punch is a popular brand of cigar, and their Rare Corojo cigars are among the most popular on the market, and most definitely the most popular brand produced by Punch. Punch is not a new brand to the cigar world, either. They’ve been in operation since the 1840s, when they were founded by a German. This German had a specific dream, a goal; he wanted to begin to make cigars that were great for the European market, where there was a lot of money to be made and what he considered an under-served market. He was right, and his Punch cigars took off in Europe.
Over the years, the cigar company changed hands. Then came 1960, when the communist revolution of Cuba nationalized most of the cigar companies and killed the rest (and many of the owners and cigar masters, too). Punch was revived, thankfully, in the 1960s, operating out of Honduras where they would make some beautiful cigars that are every bit as good as their old lines.
The Rare Corojo is released once yearly. It wraps a rough and deep Colorado-Shade wrapper around some of the best long-fill tobaccos that you find in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, creating a cigar that is a bit rough, but still lovable. However, if you’re a patient cigar aficionado, you can buy a few of these and store them away in your humidor for a couple of years, and they will mellow out and improve greatly in flavor.
Sometimes a good cigar is worth a bit of wait; the Punch Rare Corojo Magnum is one of them.