Cigar News: Cigar Dojo, Cubariqueño Cigar Company, and La Zona Introduce the Protocol Night Stick

Cigar Dojo and Cubariqueño Cigar Company are at again as they have joined forces to collaborate on a yet another cigar blend. Known as the Protocol Night Stick it will be a swift and just assault on the palates of die-hard cigar enthusiasts.

In a press release today, the two companies stated:

Following in the footsteps of 2018’s Hit Release: Protocol K9—a limited edition project that proved to be among Cigar Dojo’s most acclaimed and fastest selling cigar collaborations—the two community-focused companies have combined talents once more, now upping the ante with a 6½” x 54 toro gordo; a commanding cigar truly befitting its “Night Stick” title.”

Protocol Night Stick
Protocol Night Stick

The Protocol Night Stick, is reflects the joint efforts of Cigar Dojo, Cubariqueño Cigars, and Héctor J. Alfonso, Sr., the director of operations for Espinosa Cigars.

The joint team described the Protocol Night Stick as a Nicaraguan-based blend that has a tasty and vibrant flavor recipe defined as:

  • Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro
  • Binder – Nicaraguan
  • Filler – Condega and Jalapa (Nicaraguan)

This delectable blend offers an ‘approachable sweetness while imparting deep levels of stone fruit and cinnamon to the flavor-forward profile’.

The Protocol Night Stick will be available in a 6½” x 54 “Attitude Adjuster” and will have a larger limited production of 5,000 (500 bundles of 10 cigars). MSRP has been set at $89.99/bundle ($9/cigar).

Juan Cancel, co-owner of Cubariqueño Cigar Co., noted in the press release:

“We wanted to follow up the extraordinarily successful Protocol K9 with something special for the Cigar Dojo community! We wanted the Dojo Nation to have a very memorable cigar experience, so we blended this beauty especially with them in mind! We hope you guys enjoy the Night Stick as much as we do; I actually love it and am sad that it will not be a regular-production cigar. I made myself a few extra because I know they are going to sell out fast!

As the Night Stick’s predecessor was extremely short-lived on the retail shelves of Pennsylvania-based Famous Smoke Shop (completely selling out in a matter of 2 hours), Protocol Night Stick has increased production to 500 limited-edition bundles of 10 cigars (compared to only 300 bundles for Protocol K9).”

With a completely new blend and size, Night Stick showcases custom-designed artwork as well, adding to the atypical series of police-themed projects from Cubariqueño and Cigar Dojo. Like the K9, Night Stick is being offered exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop, including an in-store sale (accompanied by a release-party with members of Cigar Dojo and Cubariqueño), as well as online orders

Protocol Night Stick
Protocol Night Stick

Cigar Dojo owner Eric “Master Sensei” Guttormson commented:

“The release party, the amazing cigar, working with Juan, Bill, and Kevin—the Night Stick is EPIC in every facet, so get ready for another instant classic.”

Cubariqueño co-owners Juan Cancel and Bill Ives were one of the first influential members of Cigar Dojo’s app upon its debut in 2012 (including a Dojo Hall-of-Fame induction in 2014), the two companies have shared a tight-knit bond and common core beliefs. This collaboration of Brothers of the Leaf, allowed for highly engaging and enticing blends like the Protocol K9 and now the Protocol Night Stick!

Bill Ives stated in todays press release:

“Juan and I have been involved with the Cigar Dojo community since
2012. Being able to work with Eric and blend a second Dojo cigar after the K9 hit is an honor.”

If you are in the PA area, the team invites you to the Protocol Night Stick Release Party which will be held at the Famous Smoke Shop and accompanying Leaf Cigar Bar, located in Easton, PA. The event will begin simultaneously with the cigar’s release on April 5th at 12pm (Eastern Time).

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