Succesful tasting event at Cohiba Atmosphere Kuala Lumpur. Last Saturday Cohiba Atmosphere hosted a special tasting. The rare and limited Punch Sir David was up for a tasting and box 0007 from 1200 was up for sale. The event was sold out with 40 participants.
Punch Sir David
Sir David Tang is a legend in the world of the Habanos, especially in Asia. He is the founder of Pacific Cigar Company, the Habanos distributor for a large part of Asia and Oceania. He started PCC in 1992 and made Cuban cigars extremely popular all over Asia, and in Hong Kong specifically. So popular, that Cuba appointed Sir David Tang as the honorary consul for the Caribbean island in Hong Kong. He was also a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire and the French government honored him as Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
In August 2017, Sir David Tang passed away in London from liver cancer. Completely in his style, he planned a farewell party after doctors gave him only 2 months to live. But right before the party took place, his illness caught up to him and he passed. A year later, Habanos and PCC paid tribute to this remarkable man by releasing a regional edition for Hong Kong in his honor, the Punch Sir David.
The release consisted of 1200 cabinets of 50 cigars of his favorite brand Punch. And in a slightly shorter size than his preferred vitola, the Double Corona. The Punch Sir David is a Paco sized cigar, 7⅛x49, where the Punch Double Corona measures 7⅝x49. The cigars are hard to find and very sought after.
Included in the event were lucky draws. Seven different prices, including Siglo accessories and Punch Sir David cigars, were given away. And according to the hosts, the demand for the Punch Sir David was high after people tasted the cigar. Ministry of Cigars will be reviewing the Punch Sir David in early 2020. See the video below with reviews of some of the attendees of the Punch Sir David tasting at the Cohiba Atmosphere Kuala Lumpur.