The latest batch of the Punch Rare Corojo will soon be on store shelves, as General Cigar Co. has scheduled them to go on sale Feb. 16.

Punch Rare Corojo 2015 Rare Lapiz

This year’s release features two new sizes: a 6 1/2 x 66 gordo called El Diablo, priced at $8.25 per stick and packed in 20-count boxes that will be a regular addition to the line, and a limited edition 6 x 52 figurado called the Rare Lapiz that has an MSRP of $9.82 per stick and comes in boxes of 10. This cigar will only be available to retailers until May 15 or when supplies run out.

Punch Rare Corojo 2015 Rare Lapiz Box

“Punch Rare Corojo started the trend of seasonal cigars, and each year, we’re pleased with the response to this annual collection,” said Ed McKenna, senior brand manager for Punch, in a press release. “Given the range of frontmarks and the addition of Rare Lapiz to this year’s lineup, we are confident that Punch Rare Corojo will sell out quickly.”

Punch Rare Corojo 2015 El Diablo

Four other vitolas are also included in this year’s release: Champion, a 4 1/2 x 60 priced at $6.64 and packed in 25-count boxes; a 6 3/4 x 48 double corona priced at $7.76 and also in 25-count boxes; a 5 1/4 x 56 Magnum priced at $8 per stick and in 25-count boxes; and the 6 x 60 El Doble, which comes in 20-count boxes and has a single-stick MSRP of  $8.36.

The line is made with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper on top of a Connecticut broadleaf binder and filler tobacco from Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The cigars are made at STG Danlí in Honduras.

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