The 2023 batch of the Punch Rare Corojo will be on store shelves next month, as General Cigar Co. is slated to ship the cigars to stores on Feb. 1.

The blend features an Ecuadorian Sumatra rosado wrapper, a Connecticut broadleaf binder, and fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Punch Rare Corojo is made at the STG Danlí factory in Honduras.

For 2023, the company is releasing nine vitolas, all of which have been previously released:

  • Punch Rare Corojo Rapido (5 x 40) — $4.49
  • Punch Rare Corojo Elite (5 1/4 x 45) — $5.69
  • Punch Rare Corojo Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50) — $7.19
  • Punch Rare Corojo Champion (4 1/2 x 60) — $7.79
  • Punch Rare Corojo Pita (6 1/8 x 50) — $8.39
  • Punch Rare Corojo Gusto (5 x 52) — $8.59
  • Punch Rare Corojo Magnum (5 1/4 x 54) — $8.89
  • Punch Rare Corojo El Doble (5 7/8 x 60) — $9.59
  • Punch Rare Corojo En Crystale (5 1/2 x 54) — $10.19

Of note about the releases, the Champion vitola is a figurado, while the Gusto comes in a tube. As for how the cigars are packaged, the Rothschild vitola is offered in 50-count boxes, the En Crystale and El Doble are offered in 20-count boxes, while the other six sizes are offered in 25-count boxes.

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