Cigar Aficionado featured the Punch Double Corona at Number 8 in its list of Best 2011 Cigars. While we don’t carry Cuban cigars in our lounges, we do offer its equally delectable Dominican counterpart.
The Dominican Punch Double Corona, crafted in Honduras, uses an enticingly thick and oily Ecuadorian wrapper. The aesthetic appeal is drawn out further by the firmness of the stick and the pleasantly heavy aroma. This particular stick is one that could be described as hassle-free; The cut was both smooth and clean and the light was quick, producing a solid, light ash.
Punch’s Connecticut binder melds seamlessly with the Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers providing a fully loaded body of flavor. While the prelight draw gave off only gently sweet notes, the first toasted puffs were smoky, rich and flavorful. There was a tastefully balanced presence of coffee, hints of heavy Maduro and sweetness. As the Maduro flavors continued to build, the flavor became fuller and lingered on the palate, leaving behind a bit of mouth-watering spice.
The consistent burn and handsome flavors alone ought to draw you into a stick like this. Come over to any of our three locations and light one of these bad boys up for yourself.