Cubariqueño Cigar Co., best know for their Protocol line of cigars, had a few new offerings on display at IPCPR 2019. As in some years past, they were again part of the Espinosa booth. We got the scoop from owners Juan Cancel and Bill Ives.
The banger of the company’s releases was the Protocol Sir Robert Peel. The company’s newest line is a head nod to the man credited with the creation of modern policing. Being that both Juan and Bill come from a law enforcement background, it’s a very fitting addition to the brand.
The new cigar comes in two different varieties – Rosado and Maduro. Both cigars feature all Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. The Rosado sports a yellow foot band and Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper leaf, while the Maduro features a burgundy foot band and Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper.
Both cigars come in one size – a box-pressed 6 x 52. They retail for $11.95 per cigar and come packed in boxes of 10.
The company added the Corona Gorda size of 5 5/8 x 46 to both the Official Misconduct and Themis lines. Both cigars will retail for $9.99 and be served up in boxes of 10.
The final surprise from Cubariqueño Cigar Co. was the release of the remaining Protocol Jane Doe bundles. These cigars were released exclusively for the company’s fourth anniversary party. There are only around 100 remaining bundles available to retailers. The cigar comes in a 6 x 52 format and the blend has never been disclosed, hence, Jane Doe.