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Punch Cigar History
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Cuba 1840
Established in 1840 and intended for the British market - where a comic book featuring a character named “Mr. Punch” was in fashion - Don Manuel Lopez, owner of the J. Valle y Cia, established the Punch cigar brand. The comedian Mr. Punch, who wore an unmistakably sly smile and who always had a cigar in his hand, still adorns the box decoration of these outstanding Cuban cigars. The Punch cigar soon became a Habano of indisputable quality in the marketplace. The tremendous popularity of Punch cigars amongst the British also trapped Sir Winston Churchill who gave into the temptation to visit the Monte y Zulueta factory during his stay in Havana. The British statesman ended up giving his name to a size of this brand.
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