Sucker Punch cigars boast a full-flavored blend that hits you with a wallop of robust flavor when you least expect it. Seamlessly rolled in a silky Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that caps a Nicaraguan ligero core and a Cameroon binder, the smoke is well-balanced and complex enough to keep you guessing what’s coming next. That’s the beauty of Sucker Punch…they HURT SO GOOD! Exceedingly affordable. Enjoy this knockout of a cigar that’ll–WACK!!!
The Sucker Punch blend includes an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper around a Cameroon binder and Nicaraguan Ligero long-filler. It is crafted by Augustin Garcia Lainez, Central American Tobacco Operations Manager for General Cigar. “[Augustin] divides his time between Honduras and Nicaragua,” reads the General Cigar website. “He was instrumental in creating Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado in Cedros, CAO OSA, and CAO Concert, and continues to work diligently to ensure the quality of cigars for all brands under the GCC Central American portfolio.”
After the first inch, the Ligero starts to make its presence known, imparting notes of black pepper and transitioning from medium-bodied to medium-full. The Punch Sucker Punch King Hit is a fat, yellow-tinted, light-brown toro. Its wrapper is minimally rumpled, but uniform and free of flaws. The pre-light smell is of rotten vegetables. The cigar feels a little soft when pinched, but it’s no big deal. A punch-cut provides an easy draw and copious smoke. The mostly even burn is 48-minutes in total, and leaves a sturdy, mid-gray, widely segmented ash.
The Sucker Punch line is a General Cigar product, made in the Dominican Republic. The filler is Nicaraguan ligero, the binder is from Cameroon and the wrapper is an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf. The cigar is medium-to-full-bodied, and is interesting in that it seems to live up to its name. It begins with leather, pecan hull and mineral flavors. Honestly, it is brassy at first, and I am almost ready to write it off. But it quickly mellows as the natural sweetness becomes apparent. Over the last third of the cigar – Boom! – pepper comes in big time, giving the smoker, in essence, a sucker punch. Knock Yourself Out and Buy Punch Cigars Here!