In advance of the upcoming Chinese New Year, General Cigar Company has released its fifth annual limited edition cigar to commemorate the occasion, the Punch Spring Roll. This packaging is themed according to the approaching Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit.
The Punch Spring Roll is a throwback to 2019’s Punch Egg Roll. Like the Egg Roll, the cigar features a shagged foot and is packaged in a takeout carton. The Spring Roll is a different blend than the Egg Roll, featuring an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, USA Broadleaf, and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Mexico. The Spring Roll is offered in one size – a 4 1/2 x 50 Short Robusto. The takeout cartons contain 25 cigars, and a total of 5,000 takeout carton units were produced. Production comes from the HATSA factory in Danlí, Honduras.
“Punch Spring Roll is like a three-course meal: It delivers a great smoking experience in a size that really brings the blend to life, and it comes at a price point that hits the post-holiday sweet spot for cigar lovers. Paying homage to the original, Spring Roll is the yin to Egg Roll’s yang. Since the Year of the Rabbit is said to bring good fortune, we invite Punch fans to kick back and let the good times Spring Roll,” commented Punch brand manager John Hakim in a press release.
Distributed by General Cigar Company, the cigars are scheduled to ship on February 1st. Pricing is set at $5.99 MSRP for a single cigar.
The following have been the Punch Chinese New Year releases. The packaging on each of these cigars reflects the Chinese New Year it was released for.
2019: Punch Egg Roll (Year of the Pig)
2020: Punch Chop Suey (Year of the Rat)
2021: Punch Kung Pow! (Year of the Ox)
2022: Punch Fu Manchu (Year of the Tiger)
2023: Punch Spring Roll (Year of the Rabbit)
At a glance, here is a look at the Punch Spring Roll:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Colombian, Mexican, Dominican
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Honduras American Tobacco, S.A (HATSA)
Short Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50