Cigar Czars



Review of Punch Dragon Fire
Year of the Dragon 2024 Cigar

By: Gary Manelski

Punch Dragon Fire Year of the Dragon 2024 is the sixth in an annual series of limited edition Chinese New Year cigars. These cigars were released on February 1, 2024, in time for the start of the Year of the Dragon on February 10, 2024. Punch Dragon Fire cigars were made in Nicaragua with a Mexican wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos. The cigars are available in one size measuring 5 x 60, and are priced at $6.99 per stick. Year of the Dragon cigars are constructed to have a flat head and a partially closed foot (where extended wrapper leaf is folded and pressed down over the end of the binder and filler bunch). For more information about these cigars, please check out the press release.

The sample Punch Dragon Fire cigar began very predominant flavors of leather and pepper. The wrapper leaf covering the bunch at the foot of the cigar made it easier to light. The flavors began to moderate after about 10 minutes, and then settled in to a balanced and enjoyable medium-to-full bodied smoke for the remainder of the cigar.

It took me 55 minutes to smoke the Punch Dragon Fire cigar down to 1¾ inches remaining. During that time, no relights nor touch-ups were required. The cigar was impeccably constructed and had a very good draw, even burn, and held a long ash. Overall, I rate the Punch Dragon Fire cigar with a good to very good 3.75+ points on a 5-point scale. They are a good value at $7 per cigar, and the blend will only be only available until the supply released on February 1st is exhausted.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer.

Punch Dragon Fire Cigar
Punch Dragon Fire Cigar