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Super-Premium 2nds

Another superstar from the home of Punch & Hoyo!

Can a second really be "super-premium"? It would be difficult for the Villazon factory to make a bad cigar. In fact, between the likes of Punch, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Excalibur, this factory is home to some of the finest brands, produced by among the most accomplished blenders and torcedors in Central America.

Super-Premium 2nds are now available in multiple sizes! Each and every size offers a savory experience, containing complex flavors and a sassy, enchanting flavor - the whole lot are hands-down winners. To me, they taste exactly like a Punch or Hoyo de Monterrey. But the beauty of it is, we’re throwing 'em out there at a price that’s up to 65% less! So that means a delicious, full-bodied experience that won’t break the bank. Each is handmade in Honduras using only choice long-fillers and wrappers. These tasty gems are one of the finest pound-for-pound values for the full-bodied cigar enthusiast.

They're a super value that sells so fast it seems like we are constantly filling backorders on them.

Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Rothschild (4.5"x50)
Pack of 25 In Stock $112.50
save $72.5164% off
Overall Rating 4.37 out of 5 Based on 83 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Super-Premium 2nds”

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5 out of 5
Received them today checked them see no problem with rolling lite one up no difference from a Hoyo first let you know more as I go through the bundle
4 out of 5
If you like a 50 ring this is a great smoke.
A friend of mine suggested I try them. They were fine and I smoked them all but I prefer a larger ring gauge. Lots of flavor for a smaller ring ring size and they all smoked perfect but again....just like the the 60+ sizes.
5 out of 5
Super premium seconds
These are a good every day knock around smoke. The Rothschild is a good size for a quick smoke on the go.
5 out of 5
Who's know if you didn't tell them. Great buy!
5 out of 5
Alway good for the money
Ordered these a few times and always been good. Sometimes you can tell why there called 2nds due to the wrappers and what nots. But couple of times I’ve gotten them and couldn’t see any defects. Ether way ugly or pretty looking they’ve always burned good and tasted like a premium cigar. Good everyday cigar.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Nice full bodied smoke and consistent. Draw is a bit tight but good smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Need more
I heard they were going to be discontinued. Please DONT!
4 out of 5
Worth re-ordering.
Great flavor, nice size, and good burn; an overall good cigar at a great price. I re-ordered and hope the second batch is as good as the first.
5 out of 5
I ordered two bundles because the price is right when I got them in and I smoke the first one I said wow these are awesome so quickly I went and bought 4 more because you know how it is they run out of this real quick so far I'm not disappointed and I don't think I will imma keep in my humidor for a long time because I got six bundles right now and I know as time go on they only going to get better
2 out of 5
used to be my everyday cigar. Last batch was so tight, even with a poker, had to discard most. Might try again.
2 out of 5
Rolled to tight
Used to be a great buy. Last bundle wasn't that great. They were rolled way to tight. Very Disappointed.
4 out of 5
IDK, but it is a great little stick, especially for the price. Arrived a little over humidified, which I understand. Just telling because they improve with a little aging. Would I order again? Absolutely
5 out of 5
Can't stop buying these!
Bought these twice. Will keep buying until I can't. Love these!
4 out of 5
Super Premium Seconds
The cigars are a tremendous value for the price. The rothchilds are a well constructed bold cigar that burns and smokes well.
5 out of 5
I love them! This is my second order. I highly recommend them!
4 out of 5
No different than the banded one
Love Punch! Great Value!
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
I'm a 2 cigar a day person and I have no problem including this one in my daily lineup. In fact I stands up against name brands I keep. The draw is great the burn is nice and the taste is as the name implies Super-Premium
5 out of 5
Always purchase these for my
Always purchase these for my Husband's everyday cigar! He loves them and so do all of his friends!
4 out of 5
Good daily quick smoke
Very good mild cigar. When you need a nice lunch break smoke, this is the one
5 out of 5
Great buy!!
Overall a great value. Good flavor and burn
1 out of 5
Super premium 2nds Rothschild 25 pack
Tried these on a lark. Sorry that I did! Harsh, bitter tasting and went out easily. Not the smooth, even burning gems they are billed as. I will never order these again! They may appeal to some who have a less sensitive palate, left a bad "ammonia" taste in my mouth. Very disappointing coming from CI, but we're still friends!
5 out of 5
Great Cigars for the Money!
Great cigars for the money. Probably get 1 dud out of every 100 & I've bought over a thousand.
4 out of 5
Grest smoke
Unbelievable for the price. Will buy again
4 out of 5
4 stars only because of the differences in the way they burn!
Very nice cigar for the price .
5 out of 5
Great Smoke!!
Nice and Oily dark skinned beauty!!! Tried one today and it was really good, easy draw, burned even, nice amount of smoke, great aroma and taste. Well worth it!
3 out of 5
3 stars cause they are seconds!
5 out of 5
They are good
Got a bundle in November & let me tell you they are good. I need to grab another before they are gone!
5 out of 5
Great cigar for the money.
I don't normally rate 2nds or Cuban Sandwich cigars with five stars but these are the exception. A good med-full madero cigar. Well constructed, easy draw, lots of smoke, and no wrapper issues. The flavor is consistent throughout the cigar. The only issue is, the cigars arrived dry. With a little humidification (two to four weeks in humidor or twelve to twenty four hours in zip lock bag with a paper towel moistened in distilled water) they smoke just fine. As far as comparing to Punch they are not as full flavored but all else is comparible. I recommend and will be buying more of these in the future.
4 out of 5
A solid option
"Super-premium" is probably a stretch, but these are solidly constructed, satisfying, and will keep you out of your more precious stash when you feel the need to spark and don't have the time or the right occasion to pay a cigar your full attention. Also good as a non-embarrassing stick to share with the cigar-knowledgeable. Body is medium-full, complexity somewhat low. For regular consumption, I rotate these with 2nds of other brands. Pretty good for the price...
5 out of 5
Very good
I enjoyed this bundle.
4 out of 5
Rick Z
Construction pretty solid - flavor consistent with punch
4 out of 5
Bought these because my favorite has been out of stock for so long.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I have only had one so far. Great cigar only thing missing is the band. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Great buy
5 out of 5
Great everyday smoke for the price. Mild and burns evenly
5 out of 5
My go to
Always have these little gems in my humidor. Can't beat the price, the quality (did someone say seconds?) and the taste!
4 out of 5
Not Super-Premium
A good Honduran type smoke for a lot less money. Not bad for seconds. Good every-day smoke.
5 out of 5
Great value!
I always keep these on hand. They pack a punch and provide a superb taste for the $
5 out of 5
Best premium cigar deal yet
great construction, draw, burn, etc etc etc! I'll buy these again for sure!
4 out of 5
Found the one !!!
Very good cigar. Will continue to buy these great smokes.
4 out of 5
Thumbs Up!
Burns and tastes better than a lot of 1st's. I will reorder.
5 out of 5
Just an outstanding cigar
This is by far my favorite everyday smoke. The flavor profile holds my interest, the burn is normally even, and the price allows me to keep several bundles in my humidor at all times.
5 out of 5
Great Little Cigars
Was kind of skeptical about buying seconds but was really impressed with these. Have smoked 5 over the last few weeks . Every one of them smoked great ,tasted great,and burned straight. If your a Punch fan I'm sure you will enjoy these as much as I do. I am truly impressed with these and will be ordering more. Thanks CI for another great deal with great service!!!
5 out of 5
Safe a buck buy band-less
After resting in the humidor for a while these might be one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. No o have not had the fort rate ones with the band on them but for the price why should I when I get the same cigar cheaper. I personally could not tell they were seconds. Other 2nds I have bought from CI you can tell why they are discounted, these I could not. They burn great, they taste great and they run within anyone's budget. I made the mistake of handing some of these out to my cigar mooching buddies and that was a mistake. I really can't stress how first rate of a cigar they are. A definite reorder in my book.
5 out of 5
Old Reliable
My default setting. They burn a little bit quickly, but are aromatic and tasty and a great bargain.
5 out of 5
Hard to beat
If I could only have 1 cigar evermore, it would be a Rothschild from Punch or Hoya. Like these. Did not disappoint.
5 out of 5
Great cigars. I've been buying
Great cigars. I've been buying them for a long time.
5 out of 5
Quality smoke
I found the Super Premium Rothschild's seconds to be a good quality cigar for an affordable price.
5 out of 5
Super Premium 2nds Rothschilds
Exceeded my expectations - will definitely re order
5 out of 5
my #1 poind for poind cigar for a fair price.
Permently in my humidor rotatian. It's all I love about Handuran cigatrs. The have the top median full blends. All my opinion. But they surve me well. And its 25 to a maxi in most cases theats a bones 5 fat robustoes.
2 out of 5
Not a rebuy for Me
Not consistent and tough draw!! If the draw was better they wouldn't be too bad but not a rebuy
5 out of 5
Good cigars + good price = :0
This cigars are good for a great no to large time enjoying a good taste
5 out of 5
super premium 2nds
great price for a good cigar just the right size for a after diner smoke and a scotch on the rocks
5 out of 5
Excellent Value
Great quality and taste.
4 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Great cigar for the price. Nice size for smoking while doing yard work.
2 out of 5
Super Premium 2nds
The draw is very good. The burn is almost razor sharp. But the taste is definitely green tobacco leaving a very harsh feeling in the back of the throat. Smoked my first one 2 weeks OFT. Maybe they'll mellow after a few months in the humidor.
5 out of 5
Super premium 2nds
They are great smokes wish they had some toros.maybe some 6×60!!
5 out of 5
Super-Premium 2nds Rothschild
OK for a small cigar; a little rougth.
5 out of 5
Great Value for a tasty smoke
One of the best values I have found on CI, taste great, burn even, no major flaws that I would consider makes hem seconds!
5 out of 5
beast affordible deall in the USA
Love these. The blend strengt fluctuates slightly stick to stick. But alwayse deeply satisfying. Thinks for the great deals on understated sticks CI.
4 out of 5
Fantastic value
Incredible value, great smoke for the price. The outer wrapper sometimes unwraps, maybe that's why these are seconds, but it's not a problem. I'll probably buy these again.
5 out of 5
Don't be fooled.
These cigars are worth every penny. It's a shame they are called 2nds, because they are #1 in my book.
5 out of 5
I want more
4 out of 5
These are good!
Based on others' reviews, I bought these and am very happy with them! The construction is good, haven't had a dud yet... a good every day cigar.
4 out of 5
These little suckers are STRONG but they have a nice,kind of sweet, flavor. My only complaint is that they are too short. That being said,sometimes I don't have the time for a longer smoke so these come in real handy. I still wish they were longer than four and a half inches,though.
4 out of 5
I would recommend.
Nice cigars for the price. Very satisfying flavor for the size.
3 out of 5
Great taste at a great price!
I'm a great fan of Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey. I'm also a fan of Weller on the rocks. Sadly, in this economy, I can't always afford good cigars AND good whiskey but the Super Premium 2nds Rothschild has come to the rescue! These babies are pretty darned good. Sure, they have some imperfections but who cares? They taste great and go real good with your favorite adult beverage.
4 out of 5
Bachelor party weekend
Bought these for my buddies bachelor party. Everyone enjoyed them.
4 out of 5
Regret previous review. After a month in my humidor these sticks have improved. Nine mistake.
3 out of 5
Not so great. Bad/hot burn. Order at your own risk.
5 out of 5
Old Faithful
This is my default stick, for a few bucks, this delivers huge flavor, I reorder this and keep one of my humidor racks stocked. Very good, full flavor.
5 out of 5
I have ordered many bundles of these and I'm rarely disappointed. Highly recommend.
2 out of 5
So so
A bit harsh, but burns evenly. Not bad for a inexpensive smoke.
5 out of 5
Consistant quality, excellent flavor, like the size. Best value.
4 out of 5
Bold, burns a little quick and hot, but still a good value.
5 out of 5
My Daily Smoke
Good, solid flavor throughout. For factory 2nds, fairly consistent draw.
5 out of 5
Always a Positive Experience
Whenever I need a "Punch" fix, these have never dissapointed me, for alot less money.
1 out of 5
good for the money, not for me though
After having my first of this bundle, I was disappointed. I used to smoke punch rothschilds regularly. To best write a review, I went out and purchased an actual punch Rothschild. Turns out, I've outgrown this cigar. They were very similar if not identical.It will not buy this again but if you like punch Rothschild, you can't beat this cigar, especially for the price. It burns even and holds the ash through about half of the cigar before dropping. The construction is good and breathes well. I have taken to giving these to my friends who don't regularly smoke.
5 out of 5
Super Premium 2nds
these are great tasting cigars at a rock bottom price! Im on my 2nd bundle and looking forward to my third. Let them rest for a few weeks and they are more enjoyable the longer they sit in your humidor.
4 out of 5
Great smokes great price
love these cigars for the price.hints if chocolate and roast, but good earth flavor .good balance troughout the smoke, no heavy spice linger, I would buy again for every day smoke for sure. Only issue with my pack was a slight unravel at the cap after cutting, not a big issue
5 out of 5
Rothschild 2nds are a go-2 winner!
My "everyday" walk the dog go-to treat. Draw/burn taste are "not second" with the Rothschild Maduro. I have enjoyed them for years and they never disappoint. Enjoy a bundle!
5 out of 5
Best Bargain Around
These tasty cigars are a pleasure to enjoy and give a great affordable smoke. Get some you will not regret it.
5 out of 5
Super Super-Premium 2nds Rothchilds
These have been my staple cigars for the past several years. In every order I place with Cigars International at least two bundles top the list followed by something a little more pricy. I go for the strong, rich flavor flavor which has been consistent over the years. They have a firm construction with an even burn and a smooth draw. I rarely get a bas one. I put these in my category of "knuckle burners"; you don't quit on one until you almost burn your knuckles. Long live the Super-Premium 2nds!!!!
Customer Testimonials
These are great cigars with no labels... among my favorites.
Worthwhile smokes. Sometimes you will come across one with a tough draw, but it has not been often enough to dissatisfy me. Burn issues are small and easily corrected. Taste, burn, smell, smoke volume, and duration of the Rothschild SP 2nd have all been good to excellent.
Great little cigars. Not quite up to par with the Punch Champ, but darn close.
This is my favorite way to get my full flavored fix. Been a fan of the robustos for [years]. Next reorder might be perfectos.
I buy these for my brother who loves Hoyo's double maduro and Punch. These are more like the Hoyo's, but not "exactly". At times a bit tightly rolled, but for the price you absolutely cannot beat them! Highly recommend them!
This is truly one of the best buys on CI. These cigars are wonderful for everyday smokes. Well worth the value.
Awesome cigars! Maybe the best value I've found on the site. Corona Extras were great little dense oily devils, forget the fancy band, these are reallllly good.
Smoking my second one today. They are great ROTT (right of the truck), but I can't wait till after they have been in the humidor fore a while. Fantastic buy.
Second time for these for me. These are Punch Champions in my opinion. This latest batch were all very tight on the draw. I had to ream them all out with my skewer to even come close to enjoying them. Even with a rest they will not open up for me. I wish I had called for a customer service resolution. Having said that, I love these cigars when they smoke well.
I first bought these for my dad years ago and stole one for myself. I was very surprised how good these cigars are. I'm smoking one right now (Tasty) as I write this review. Worth the money, great smoke. Enjoy!
Holy Cow! Why would you spend the money on "1sts" if seconds are this good! Got them today, pulled one out to enjoy with strong black Nantucket coffee. The rest went to the humi, but I suspect at this price point they wont be in there long. Full of great flavor, near perfect construction, draw is smooth not too tight or too loose, and burn is razor sharp and flawless. Ash is beautiful and solid (not that I ever really care about that). I am loving these! I think I just found my everyday cigar. Thanks CI!
Got my corona extras in the mail and my mouth was already watering as I unpackaged them to get them in my humidifier. Dank little sucker had the individual plastic wrapping tainted with residual goodness. Smoked one right after that and fell in love. Burned straight and smoked smooth. Gets tastier towards the end. I will buy these again.
The Rothschild is one of my daily smokes. Not a cigar for handing out to high brow friends but when I'm on the lake or working in the yard a go to choice. I've smoked six bundles of these and had very few bad sticks. If looking for a great daily grab a bundle and be surprised at the quality a couple bucks can bring.
To be honest, the blend I got was ok. Not bad, but not great. This one I called a fishing cigar. One that you'll enjoy but don't care if it goes out and you keep lighting it back up. The wrapper was sloppy and came apart on about half of them. The draw was good and the taste was also good. Summary...spend the $ on some good cigars that you know you will enjoy. Happy smoking.
Love this smoke. Always included in my orders.
I've ordered the Rothschilds (Robustos) more than a few times. Expecting that for the price that the quality and taste would simply have to vary from what for me is so close to the Hoyo Excalibur Merlins I love. But that has not happened! The robustos are actually more flavorful than the larger (and milder) Excalibur sizes I keep in my humidor. As others have said, if you like Punch or the Hoyos like me, you can't go wrong in price, quality and taste. Cigars you can satisfyingly smoke daily without worrying about depleting your humidor of your higher priced primos. A great deal!
Hands down the BEST cigars for the money and more. I'm a tough critic and love to try new brands all the time. Nothing has come close to these in many many years.
Got a bundle of the corona extra and pulled a stick out to sample. It was better quality than a cheap no name bundle but not as good as a 1st punch cigar in my opinion. Kinda on the bitter side with a quicker than usual uneven burn. It may have have good potential after being in the humi for a few weeks. I may have also pulled a not so great one out of the bundle too.
You have to hand it to whoever is responsible for supplying these incredibly consistent Maduro sticks at a price point that makes them attractive everyday/allday options. The bundle of Elite-like Coronas I received the other day are a good example. Nothing has changed since I 1st ordered a bundle of Rothschilds 20 years ago. They are still well constructed, easy smoking, consistently flavorful cigars. They still intend to replicate some of our favorite oldies like Punch & Hoyo de Monterrey. They do a hell of a good job at it, too! There is nothing to say these aren't production run 2nds, right off the floors of Villazon or out of the mouth of Jose Gener himself! Whatever they are, they are worth every penny asked. I rarely rate a self proclaimed 2nd, but Super-Premiums really deserve any accolades they get. The product is that good. 89/100
This is a well made and excellent tasting cigar! They are my "go to" for a quick smoke. I always carry a few of these when I am out. At this price you can afford to be a hero and give several away to those who failed to plan properly. Highly recommended!
Delicious, tastes like candy to me. Just about to make another order.
I have probably smoked more of the Rothschilde size Super Premium 2nds than any other cigar over the last 20 years. In my mind they are Punch Maduro Rothschildes. They look, taste & smoke just like a Punch regular production. I have tried the petite Corona, which is the same size as a Punch London Club. As noted by a previous reviewer, the taste of those seems a bit different than the rest of the sizes. Not necessarily bad, just not my favorite. I recently ordered a bundle of the 5.2" X 45 Coronas, which are the size of a Punch Elite. They are wonderful. They are full bodied, full flavored & indistinguishable from their 1st run cousins. Thanks to a bit of negotiating at the Make Me an Offer section I got them at a great bargain. 20% off the regular price. For less than $1.30 per vitola, I can burn off one after another, without guilt & most importantly without over taxing my wallet. If you like Punch Maduro or Hoyo de Monterrey Maduro offerings, you will love these 2nds. Highly recommended. I have never given a 2nd a rating like I do with most 1st run stogies, but in the case of Super Premium 2nds, I am making an exception & giving them a solid 89/100.
Excellent cigar. I now think that it tastes the same as the Punch for a lower price...Enjoy it...
Really liked them very well made will buy more good price for what looks like an taste like a punch 7 out of 10
I like these as much as a Champion (Punch), they are relaxing, mild, easy to smoke, everyday cigar. I like the shape and the size, I start the cigar, smoke it to the widest part, snuff it and come back for the rest latter. It is a great stub at the end. For me if the stub is good it's a good cigar.
Not bad - a little harsh - worth the price.
Really cool, very smooth, makes for a nice night cap.
There is little doubt in my smoke filled brain, that the Super Premium 2nds robusto IS a Punch maduro rothschild. I have ordered them several times & the corona once. It is true that the occasional stick has a minor wrapper flaw or is a bit less firmly rolled than a Punch 1st might be, but the flavor is the same. So doing the math, I can lay my grubby mitts on 25 of these babies for about half the cost of the real deal. Talk about a no-brainer, this one takes the cake. My only regret is that these don't come in an EMS version. I will be trying the perfecto soon & suspect it will be just as satisfying as the rothschild & corona. If you like Punch & you like great deals, give Super Premium 2nds a whirl. You will not be disappointed.
I've been smoking these for years and they are very consistent. A great everyday smoke!
I usually don't write reviews and I've been a CI customer since 2005. These are a pretty fair smoke for the price. Yes, some were loose and a few burned uneven like it was wet, but for the price I expected a few logs....and I ordered a number of each through the years, so I think I'll do a few more reviews.
Always looking for quality, affordable, everyday cigars and I believe I've found them in the Super-Premium 2nds. Ive tried the Club Coronas and the Corona Extras, and found them to be different blends, but still very enjoyable, high quality cigars regardless of who makes them, or what the secret brand name is. I'll still buy "the good stuff," but I'll definitely keep a supply of these in the humidor.
Great cigar with mild flavor and burns well good every day smoke will buy again.
I ordered two mazos of the Perfecto's, I smoke alot of Punch Champions so I thought I'd give these a try. I have no doubt that these are Punch seconds, the quality is there. That said, I found the few I've tried were loose, the imperfections might run beyond "cosmetic blemishes". These are a 50% savings at regular price and I purchased them at a 62% savings while they were on sale, so I'll deal with the looseness of the draw for those prices. I think I'll leave them in the humidor and keep trying a couple each month to see if they start improving. A really good value and a decent cigar either way.
Do not buy these cigars. The wrapper is very thin, bitter tasting and the cigars are loosely rolled. I will never buy these again. However will continue to smoke and enjoy real PUNCH CIGARS! Not the ones they let the kids roll to keep the busy!!!!
Received my bundle of perfectos yesterday and smoking my first this morning. Tasty, cool smoke. Will buy them again without hesitation.
What a bargain! I have been smoking Punch Elites Maduro for more years than I can remember. There is no doubt in my mind these are Punch seconds. These are a wonderful, full-bodied rich maduro experience and at an unbelievable price. If you are a maduro smoker, I do not know how you could find a better cigar at this price!
Spend the money. You will not be disappointed.
I normally don’t like to write reviews because it is an expression of a personal preference. But I’m compelled to submit a review on these Super Premium 2nds because I cannot believe no one has submitted one yet. I prefer full bodied cigars and Punch is one of my favorite brands so it’s no surprise that I would like these bundles. I’m on my 3d bundle of the Rothschild and have not had one disappointing smoke in the bunch. I would classify these as medium-full, leaning more towards full based on the satisfaction I feel after smoking one. The quality is outstanding. The burn and draw is perfect, producing a firm gray-white ash. There are no flaws or blemishes to speak of. I don’t analyze for flavors but I do note roasted nuts and maybe toast through the olfactory. The smoke is thick and aromatic and the flavor lingers with you for a while so I wouldn’t suggest having one before a meal. If you’re looking for a quality everyday cigar, I highly recommend these Super Premium 2nds.
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