Punch will kick off 2021, the Year of The Ox, with a limited-edition smoke called Punch Kung Pow!, the third release in the brand’s Chinese New Year Series. Kung Pow! follows 2020’s Punch Chop Suey and 2019’s Punch Egg Roll.
Handmade at HATSA in Danli, Honduras, Punch Kung Pow! has a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Honduran Habano binder with long filler leaves from Brazil, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. It’s available in a 6 x 52 Parejo and comes in 20-count bundles in a food takeout-style box, priced at $5.99 a cigar. The limited edition of 4,500 boxes ships to retailers on February 15.
“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,” Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of Punch and the creator of Kung Pow! said in a statement. “The medium-to-full-bodied blend is vaguely sweet with an undercurrent of spice.”