Cigar News: Protocol Cigars adds Gordo Line Extension to Protocol “Blue” Line

Protocol Cigars is pleased to announce a (6 x 60) Gordo line extension in the Protocol “Blue” Line debuting at the 2021 PCA Trade Show. The Protocol “Blue,” which it has unofficially been referred as, was the first release for Protocol Cigars back in 2015. The original Protocol line is offered in a 6 x 52 Toro, a 7.5 x 38 Lancero, and a 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda.

This is Protocols first 6 x 60 cigar and they are planning on doing more Gordo line extensions in the future if this goes well.

As Kevin Keithan co-owner of Protocol Cigars notes:

“The demand for a 6 x 60 has steadily been increasing over the years from our supporters, so we decided to feed that demand.”

The Protocol Gordo will be the same blend as the original line as described;

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
  • Binder: Nicaragua Habano
  • Filler: Quadruple Ligero Nicaragua

This cigar has quadruple ligero in the blend, making it full bodied and bold. The double habano wrapper and binder combination balances out the quadruple ligero giving it a creamy finish.

Juan Cancel founder and co-owner of Protocol Cigars added:

“We had to listen to the demands for a 6 x 60 vitola, so we couldn’t think of a more appropriate blend to launch a Gordo than the original “Blue” Protocol. We feel this blend will hold up great in a 6 x 60 format”

Like it’s predecessors, The Protocol Gordo will be manufactured at the La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua under the watchful eye of Erik Espinosa and under the tutelage of La Zona’s Master Blender: Hector Alfonso Sr. The MSRP will be $110 per 10 count box and $11.00 per single stick. The cigars are expected to ship shortly after the PCA.