Your heard Juan and Kevin discuss this on last weeks Taking It To The Nub show and now here are the details behind the latest, exclusive release, from Protocol Cigars. Hand crafted at the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and keeping with the company’s law enforcement branding, the Protocol Paddy Wagon is made exclusively for Caravan Cigar Company in Bath, PA.
Speaking about the Paddy Wagon, Juan Cancel, co-founder of Protocol Cigars noted:
“When we do projects with shops we try our best to personalize that project to that specific shop. We do this to totally immerse the shop and it’s spirit into the project. Here the Shop is called Caravan Cigar Company because the company started doing mobile cigar events at fairs out of the back of the family Caravan.
We looked at the concept of a Caravan and tried to see how we could relate it to the law enforcement world. That’s how The Paddy Wagon was born.”
A paddy wagon is a term used to describe a large police vehicle or van used to transport prisoners.
The Paddy Wagon is being produced at the La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, under the watchful care of Erik Espinosa. The initial Paddy Wagon vitola available at time of launch will be a Box Pressed Toro (6 x 52) Rabito. They will come in 10 count paper bundles. The MSRP will be $9.50 per single cigar and $90 per 10 count bundle.
The company described the blend of the Paddy Wagon as:
Wrapper – Mexican San Andreas Maduro
Binder – Nicaraguan
Filler – Nicaraguan (Jalapa and Condega)
Kevin Keithan, co-owner stated:
“When we do a project for people we want them to feel like their soul is part of the project. We involve them from marketing, to picking the vitola and even in the blending process. We had Brian Lewis, owner of Caravan Cigar Company work closely with La Zona’s blender, Hector Alfonso Sr. Brian did a great job. The cigar is fantastic.”
The launch of the Protocol Paddy Wagon will be this Saturday, December 19th, 2020. This launch will be available in store and on Caravan Cigar Company’s growing website: https://caravancigar.com/
There will not be a large launch party, which is usually the case with Protocol Cigar’s releases, however there will be a virtual event to coincide with the launch. The virtual event will be from 5pm to 6pm and will be streamed live onto Facebook on the Cigar Dojo/Protocol Cigars Whereby Room: http://Cigardojo.whereby.com/lounge.
If you want to join the live streaming event, please note the room holds 50 people, or you can watch it live on Facebook from the Caravan Crew, the company’s Facebook group.
Brian Lewis owner of Caravan Cigar Company said:
“We are very excited for this project. The release falls on our 3rd year anniversary of Caravan Cigar Company. We specialize in boutique cigars and have always had a great relationship with Protocol Cigars. With us being an Espinosa Lounge its great to have all the Protocol Cigars Lineup and now an exclusive that can only be found here!”