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Rare Corojo has become an annual feature in the Punch lineup. And this year–– to mark its 20th year in production –– Punch is releasing the signature cigar in a special size called Aristocrat. This unique cigar was originally created by the founder of Punch Cigars, Frank Llaneza, at the Villazon Factory in Honduras. The special vitola was described as having a “baseball-bat” look and was fittingly commissioned for two legends in the sports world: Red Auerbach (head coach of the Boston Celtics) and Art Rooney (owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers).
One of the most exotic cigars on the market is set for a return to shelves in 2022. CAO has recently announced the limited re-release of Amazon Basin. The first version of Amazon Basin was released in 2014, and it has spawned several offshoot releases called Fuma Em Corda, Orellana, and Anaconda.
Following the release of Mortal Coil, CAO is set to expand its Arcana line with a new cigar called Firewalker. CAO Arcana Firewalker is a limited-edition cigar that utilizes a special fermentation process called “Chincagre.” This technique, based on a local tradition of farmers in Masatepe –– a region in western Nicaragua –– involves burying fermenting tobacco deep within the volcanic soil for two months. The natural fermentation process, in conjunction with the unique aging conditions found underneath the ground, creates tobaccos with an inherently sweet and aromatic flavor.