Protocol Cigars’ first release of the year is the Protocol Hard Coal Detective, released in collaboration with Breaker Cigars of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. The blend has an Ecuadorian Rosado Oscuro wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler.
The cigars come in a 10-count coal-colored paper bundle at $9.20 per single cigar and $92.00 per bundle. HCD will come in a 6 x 52 standard toro vitola, with 250 bundles produced. The cigar was created at the La Zona Cigar Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua under the eye of Erik Espinosa. The cigar was blended by La Zona’s resident master blender Hector Alfonso Sr.
The cigar will launch on April 2 beginning at 2 p.m. at Breaker Cigars, 500 N 8th St in Shamokin.. The cigars will also be available online simultaneously at http://BreakerCigars.com.
Breaker Cigars is named after a coal breaker, a coal processing plant that breaks coal into various useful sizes and also removes impurities from the coal. Shamokin is in one of the largest coal regions in Pennsylvania and is a coal mining town.
“When we do these great projects we try to capture as much of the spirit of the shop we are releasing the cigar through as possible,” Juan Cancel, Protocol Cigars founder and co-owner said in a press release.