Protocol Cigars announces the Sir Robert Peel in a 5 ⅝ x 46 Natural and Maduro Corona Gorda, the first line extension in its Lawmen Series.
While the blends of the natural and maduro are the same as the first Peels these will come in a round format as opposed to the box press of the original.
The Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural will have an Ecuadoran Rosado wrapper, while the Maduro will have a Pennsylvania Broadleaf. Like the original release from 2019, both will have the same Nicaraguan binder and filler. The MSRP for the Sir Robert Peel Corona Gorda in both offerings will be $11.50 per stick and $115.00 a 10-count box.
The cigar is produced at La Zona in Esteli Nicaragua.
A release party will be held April 17 at 5 p.m. at The Royal Leaf Cigar Shop in Millville, New Jersey. This shop gets sales exclusivity – including web sales at https://theroyalleaf.net/collections/protocol – until May 1st, then the cigars will be available nationally.
“Being the first shop to make these cigars available to the public will help this brick and mortar shop get ahead a bit, Protocol co-owner Kevin Keithan said in a statement. “The brick and mortar is the backbone of the cigar industry and it is important to help them out however we can.”
Protocol’s Lawmen Series is a response to the notion that criminals are sometimes glorified in the media. The cigar line pays tribute to those who bring those figures to justice.
Peel was a British statesman who is known for establishing a police force in London in the early 1800s that became known as the Metropolitan Police. It is considered the first modern police department, and influenced the organization of law enforcement agencies in the U.S.