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Punch Uppercut

A bold statement from Punch cigars.

Punch is an old brand with a long and storied history. An 800lb gorilla in the industry that has weathered the storms of time and trial. Punch Uppercut hails from Honduras - the home of Punch - and promises a robust, medium to full-bodied experience. An aged long-filler blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos is secured within a feisty binder leaf grown in the volcanic soils of Ometepe - an island off the coast of Nicaragua. This powerful combination is then hugged by a dark and oily Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. The smoke is deep in rich tobacco flavors complemented by savory notes of wood, leather, and hearty (but sweet) spices. If you haven’t tried Punch, or haven’t tried it for a while, you owe it yourself to give the Uppercut cigar a go.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Robusto (5.2"x50)BOX OF 20 Out of Stock $140.20$59.61    
Toro (6.6"x54)BOX OF 20 In Stock $140.20$64.09
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Customer Reviews of “Punch Uppercut”
If you have tried Punch sticks and did not care for them, you may want to try the UpperCut. Very non typical Punch. I had the Robusto. Well made, no major veining, no hard/soft spots. I snipped the cap, the core of the stick looks to be a nice black tobacco surrounded by a nutmeg color leaf. Draw was a little on the light side but these are only one day off the truck. They need a week to settle back in, once hydrated they may firm up a little. Perfect burn, nice and symmetrical all the way to the band. Ash was a nice firm salt and pepper. I had about two inches of ash before it dropped off. Started with some cedar and light spice, leather came in about half way through with the sweet cedar falling off a bit. Last third the spice picked up but so did the cedar and some cocoa came out. It started on medium body side and finished more medium full to full. I need to let the box nap for a few weeks then go back to them but I can see getting another box. Nice construction, good flavor, super burn with a nice aromatic nose, not harsh at all. I liked it.
DS of Downingtown, PA
This is the first Punch cigar I've smoked in quite a wee while, certainly the first one of 2010. The Uppercut Toro is, in my view, an entirely worthwhile cigar with an excellent draw, excellent burning characteristics and excellent flavour. I don't smoke granola bars (stealing that line from Bill Cosby) so I don't know if the thing tastes like nuts, huckleberries or shoe leather, but I think it tastes like a very good cigar. Even the retail price isn't excessive at around $7, but it does take it out of the 'several a day' class, at least for me. I do plan to put several in the box, however. Do yourself a favour and try it.
MM of Leesburg, VA
Wow! I just might have a new favorite here, though the price will keep it reserved for special ocassions (thanks to CI though for keeping it within reach). Ometepe, OMG! I don't know if the Ometepe binder contributes to this cigar's unusual, but earthy and pleasant aroma and taste, but Uppercut has something different going for it that I just can't put my finger on. Solid burn throughout with spiciness that came then went and then came back again. I've liked Punch cigars in the past, but this was truly and literally a finger-burner for me.
SC of Baltimore, MD
I am smoking the Gran Corona right now and I have to say that the Punch Uppercut is a real knock-out. As a lover of Ometepe tobacco, this cigars is chalk full of it. This is Punch's best creation to date and I am quite impressed. The cigar is a nice medium body with bready wood flavors and sweet leather and cocoa. Construction is good and the wrapper is simply beautiful. The burn has something to be desired as the wrapper needs a touch up now and then so keep the lighter close by (my humi has been running a little high so that might be the problem). Bottom line, when you pick up a few Uppercuts, get a five pack (or a box) cause you will want to burn a few now and save a couple for later. I give this cigar a solid 90. If you like good cigars at a reasonable price, these are a must.
MC of Claremont, CA
I just saw the price of a box here (of the Punch Uppercut Gran Toro) is less than $80 - which is what I paid on the bid site ... I bought it based on smoking just one from my local wine & beer store ... it was a really good, full bodied (lots of creamy smoke with an easy draw), medium strength, well made cigar, with interesting flavor (must be that Ometepe tobacco). Very tasty.
SL of Mclean, VA
the aroma and flavor is very good.plenty of smoke and a tasty finish.good taste through the nose and a little complex as the flavors change throughout sweet/spicey/earthy. i'm on my second load and the consistency is there and i like the price of the toros.
CB of Vale, NC
Very rich and flavorful-complex,spicy,meaty,salty,creamy-heavy smokey white pepper in back of the throat.I love Ometepe tobacco-Punch(Uppercut) this blend is remarkable.Thanks C.I.!
RK of College Park, MD
I bought a 5-pack of these while shopping for a birthday present for someone else. They were so awesome I went back and purchased a 20 pack of robusto's. Amazing blend, just the right taste, pull, smoke and ash. I highly recommend you try one ASAP!
PB of Semmes, AL
I have to Agree with (DS of PA) I had yet to have a PUNCH that I liked. notice I said "HAD". I will be getting a box.
CO of Monrovia, CA
I'm still new kind of new to the cigar world (I've smoke about 50 or so different gars). So far these would have to be my favorite. I've had some top shelf and some low end, and only the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 has stacked up the enjoyment of the Uppercut
JS of Martinsburg, WV
Thoroughly enjoyed these sticks, they packed a meaty taste and they are beauties. I would highly recommend these to anybody.
BS of Burnham, PA
My wife likes to shop for deals with CI. She knows my taste, but sometimes she bombs. Believe me, I'll never complain. She bought two boxes of Uppercuts on some kind of deal. Somehow, I've got to convince her to keep buying them. They burn and draw beautifully and I thoroughly enjoy one each day with my coffee every morning. I don't know anything about nuts, leather, spice, chocolate, etc. Just a very very good cigar.
JK of Dunedin, FL
I've smoked Punch Upper Cuts before, absolutely top of Punch pyramid. Saw them on sale for under 70 bucks a box thanks to a CI email. Ordered two boxes and a box of my favorite Punch London Clubs with free shipping. Talk about a sucker Punch, hadn't planned an order until next month but couldn't pass up the deal of the year.
DC of Boonville, MO

Punch Uppercut

Posted by Steve R

Yesterday, I made Punch Uppercut available for sale on the web site. I know nothing about this cigar, nor have I tried it. However, while I was looking at the product my mouth began to water. These cigars are amazing looking! Jeff – aka Supertramp – was kind enough to give me one of his, knowing I wanted to try it with the intention of writing another sterling staff review. So here I am, writing my review with a Punch Uppercut Robusto in hand. A fitting cigar, since that’s what my Phillies did to the Yankees last night: gave them damn Yankees a big ‘ole uppercut to the jaw (Gonz: hahaaa).

This cigar is dense. It’s heavy in my hand, jam-packed with tobacco without a soft spot to be found, and really powerful looking. The wrapper is thick and dark. There’s a nice, oily sheen and some tooth, making the cigar look even more impressive. She’s lit and away I go.

Punch Uppercut starts out with a very interesting flavor. I instantly pick up a warm, woody influence, but I’m surprised at how cool the smoke is. The flavor is somewhat dry, but the wrapper imparts an enjoyable sweetness that clings to the tip of my lips and the tip of my tongue. For the record, I punch cut this cigar which might account for some of that sweetness - I keep forgetting to bring my favorite guillotine cutter to the office and have been using a new Bugatti lighter for both cutting and lighting purposes. Anyway, that’s probably why I am noticing so much sweetness, because there’s more wrapper in direct contact with the front of my palate.

The smoke is thick and creamy with a warm, toasty aroma. I smell some faint, zesty undertones to the aroma. The burn is razor sharp, producing a solid white ash that’s pretty to look at.

I’m an inch in. It literally took about 15 minutes to get this far. The cigar is burning slow despite all the puffing I’ve been doing. In addition to the woodsy influence, I am picking up those earthy undertones Punch is notorious for. The sweetness remains on the finish, but I am also noticing some subtle spices with each exhale. Almost instantly - as if somebody flicked a light switch - I taste the Ometepe tobacco....

Ometepe is a volcanic island off the coast of Nicaragua. This island supports small plots of proprietary tobacco farms. These farms produce some of the most unique tobaccos you’ll find. They’re powerful and impart a rustic, earthy flavor that’s nearly impossible to describe, but easy to notice. Personally, I notice these tobaccos also hit me in the head a bit, right behind the eyes. Punch Uppercut utilizes this leaf as a binder, sitting beneath the Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and securing a blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers.

So yes, I can feel this cigar. Both in the head and in the gut. There’s some power there, but it’s not’s more relaxing if that makes sense.

I’ve passed the midway point and the spices are intensifying. They’re no longer sitting on the finish – they’ve actually become a primary flavor, while the wood and earth tones seems to be pushed to the back of the bus, lingering on the finish. The cigar is burning well, dishing out even thicker clouds of heavy, creamy smoke with each puff. Wow, things are really picking up. This cigar is turning into a hearty spicebomb with good power.

I’m in the final third and the spices - amazingly - toned down significantly. In fact, I am struggling to pick up any pepper at all. Instead, I notice a velvety smooth note of leather, accompanied by the consistent undertones of earth and wood. The strength? Yeah, that’s still there. While many full-flavored cigars try to wow you at the end with booming spices, Punch Uppercut brings it home gradually, with a rich array of hearty flavors that’ll mellow you out and settle you in for the night.

Punch Uppercut surprised me. Punch cigars always look good, but my taste preferences have long since progressed beyond the Punch family of blends. However, the Uppercut captured my heart with its looks and sealed the deal with its evolving, satisfying bouquet.