Punch Gusto

As you might have noticed, we have been doing several reviews lately of cigars that have been around quite awhile.  Most of these cigars are cigars we reviewed when we first started reviewing or are cigars we smoked a lot of when we first started smoking cigars.  There were two different cigar brands I used to smoke when I first started smoking cigars in the late 90s while in college.  I chose one of these for my throw back review.  The Punch cigar line is one I smoked a lot of in natural, oscuro and even double oscuro wrappers.  I’ve enjoyed all the lines, especially the Gran Puro, throughout the years with exception of the Rare Corojo.  I found one of my older Punch cigars in my humidor that has been in there since at least 2004 or so.  It was the tubo Gusto which is a 5 x 52 robusto which uses a Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Retailing for about $6.00, these have always been a best buy.  I’ve always enjoyed their flavors and how well they’ve always been constructed.  This cigar was no exception.  While it had mellowed with age, the flavors were still there and were incredibly smooth.  As it was then, the Punch Gusto is still a quality cigar.  One I still reach for……a lot.