One of Habano’s oldest brands is Punch. In the mid-19th Century, Don Manuel López of Juan Valle & Co founded it in order to take advantage of the booming British market where the same name humorous magazine was very popular.
There are images from the 19th century in every box, and more than a century and a half after they were printed, the images look virtually unchanged.
In 1931, Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey formed an association, and now both brands are manufactured at the same facility. La Corona is the factory’s new name.