These have been sitting in my humidor for a couple of weeks as I waited to get some time to smoke these two back to back. Punch has a package of two cigars, Candidate A and Candidate B. You smoke them, send in a card and let them know which one you like better. Both cigars are Nicaraguan Blend and both Toros.
Candidate A: The cigar is definitely medium body. Definitely has a smoothness to it an lingers in the mouth. Doesn’t have that typical flavor you get in a Punch Cigar which reminds me of Dark Cherry. This one is more wood, coffee and a hint of mushroom that smoothes it out.
Candidate B: Also medium bodied but it is less complex and a little harsher. This one is woodiness and coffee and none of the smoothness of the first. Still not a bad smoke though.
My vote goes to Candidate A, but honestly I think that they could have done better. Look at all the stellar cigars coming out of Nicaragua right now these are decent, but mediocre at best. I have to say I really do like this idea though. I’d like to see more companies do something like this.
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