Punch originated in Cuba in 1840. It is now a handmade brand from Honduras since 1969 from Cuban-seed tobaccos grown in Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. For decades it was Produced in Honduras for the Villazon Company, under the direction of the great Cuban cigar master, Frank Llaneza, Punch has been a leading premium brand ever since it was first imported to the U.S from Honduras in 1969. The respected brand's Chateau cigars are made with a tranquil blend of Honduran, Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers, bound in Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Ecuadorian wrapper. Made in the best Honduran factory, the Punch Chateau is gold.