Punch Rare Corojo cigars are made with the scarce dark, oily Corojo wrapper enveloping a select blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran Havana-seed and Dominican filler tobaccos. Complemented with a true Connecticut Broadleaf binder, the Punch Rare Corojo incorporates both quality and rich, robust taste. If you want a Punch cigar with an extra kick to it, Punch Rare Corojo, in the distinctive red box, is the one for you.
Pinar Del Rio Cigars, a small independent boutique factory in the Dominican Republic believes in turning out limited quantities of super-high quality cigars and selling only to select retailers, hence why you may have overlooked their phenomenal cigars. PDR 1878 Cubano Especial is a medium bodied smoke blended from small-batch Nicaraguan and Dominican long fillers, a Nicaraguan binder, and a Maduro wrapper.
La Paloma cigars, when first introduced, had substantial acceptance in the American marketplace at prices way above the present price. The Vintage Reserva edition is made from tobaccos that were not previously available but, having reached their maturity in early '08, are now available at lower prices. Hand made in the Dominican Republic with a top grade USA Connecticut wrapper.
One of the Dominican Republic’s elder statesmen of cigar manufacturers, José Girbés is something of an elitist. Never one to push production, Girbés has maintained a low profile, low production atelier that is below the radar screen when calling attention to big production numbers. He knows big numbers often do not translate into high quality, and he prefers to expend all his efforts on keeping his beloved namesake cigar the best. To that end, you’ll not likely see a José Girbés cigar competing for ratings against the likes of Montecristo or Macanudo. That’s just not Girbés’ style.Perhaps it’s because he’s content to purchase his tobaccos in minuscule lots so that he can personally examine each bale, keeping tabs on it during its three-year aging. He can personally take a practiced hand in the blending of the exquisite naturally double fermented San Vicente Valley long fillers. He can personally train and oversee his elite cadre of torcedores as they work with prized Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro wrapper leaves. For such reasons as these, José Girbés keeps his production low, very, very low.But that’s why no one, but no one beats José Girbés for consistency. His value prices speak for themselves. Nowhere will you find a better-made cigar at the price of a José Girbés.