According to today’s press release:
“The Protocol CI keeps to the company’s law enforcement theme. In police jargon a Confidential Informant is known as a C.I. which happens to be the nick name for Cigars International, hence: Protocol CI.”
The Confidential Informant is being produced at the LaZona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and will be expressed in a single 6 1/2 X 52 box press format placed inside bundles of 10.
The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers.
Initially 500 bundles have been produced for the project. Cigars International will release the bundles nationally to all CI retail locations starting on Black Friday, November 29, 2019.
Kevin Keithan, National sales manager of Cubariqueño Cigar Company noted:
“Cigars International has been a great partner with Cubariqueño Cigar Co. and we are proud to work with them on this release”
Protocol owners Juan Cancel and Bill Ives will be in attendance at the following locations and times for the launch.
- Kickoff at the CI Bethlehem Super-Store 10am-1pm
- CI Downtown – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- CI Hamburg Super-Store 6pm-11pm
Each location will be raffling off a custom hand carved CI / Protocol Humidor from Nicaragua at the close of business on the 29th.