Date: November 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Punch Sir David tasting in Kuala Lumpur. This Saturday the recently opened Cohiba Atmosphere is hosting a Punch Sir David tasting in collaboration with La Casa del Habano Kuala Lumpur. The event starts at 2 pm and ends at 5 pm. Tickets are available for 260 MYR (approx €56,50) which is a steal. The cigars usually retail for 330 MYR and the tasting includes food and an open bar for two hours. Only a limited number of seats are available through the Cohiba Atmosphere Facebook.

Ministry of Cigars - Punch Sir David Tasting

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.

Ministry of Cigars - Punch Sir David tasting in Kuala Lumpur
Sir David Tang (photo credit:

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.  

At the event, a box with a very low number of 0007/1200 will be available for a special price if there is an interested buyer. The low box number indicates that this cabinet of 50 was from the first batch of Punch Sir David cigars that were released.


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