Cigar Dojo and Protocol Cigars are set to introduce their fourth collaboration, celebrating the Dojo’s 10th anniversary with the limited-edition Protocol Tenure cigar.
Beginning with 2018’s K9 release, the Dojo/Protocol duo have continued the theme of gear, weaponry, and other tools at the disposal of law enforcement, including successive releases Night Stick and Taser. However, the Protocol Tenure takes a detour of sorts, celebrating Cigar Dojo’s 10th anniversary in 2022 and honoring the most tenured members of law enforcement.
“K9, Night Stick, Taser… we have done some legendary projects with the Protocol boys, but for our 10-year anniversary we wanted to completely up our game. We asked Héctor J. Alfonso Sr. to blend us a very special cigar, and he did just that. The Tenure offers a warm, flavorful, elegant experience with the stick-to-your-ribs strength and finish you expect from an ultra-premium offering,” notes Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo.
Working closely with Protocol Cigars and Espinosa’s Director of Operations, Héctor J. Alfonso Sr., the Dojo team selected one of the most fine-tuned tobacco recipes under our collaborative collection to date. This begins with a plush San Andrés wrapper, which conceals a Nicaraguan Corojo binder and a well-aged filler selection (Nicaraguan Estelí and Condega) that Alfonso had set aside for a special occasion. The cigars were crafted at Espinosa’s boutique-minded La Zona Factory in Estelí, offered in a box-pressed 6″ x 52 toro format.
Juan Cancel, co-owner of Cubariqueño Cigar Co., added, “This is Protocol’s 4th limited release with Cigar Dojo. We cannot be more honored to be asked to do another Cigar Dojo exclusive. This time, an even greater honor, as it falls on Cigar Dojo’s 10-year anniversary. We created the Tenure cigar to commemorate Cigar Dojo’s 10-year anniversary. We used some 10-year-old tobacco in the blend to drive how special this blend truly is. We hope you enjoy this very special cigar.”
As with previous releases, the cigars will debut alongside an in-person release party, held at Famous Smoke Shop’s headquarters in Easton, PA. The Cigar Dojo and Protocol Cigars teams will be joined by the Dojoverse community for a “Famous takeover,” taking place on Nov. 11th at 5pm Eastern. The Tenure has been limited to 5,000 cigars, which will launch through famous-smoke.com on Nov. 11th at 12pm Eastern.
PROTOCOL TENURE BREAKDOWN
• Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
• Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo
• Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí | Condega)
• Factory: La Zona Factory (Nicaragua)
• Production: Limited Edition (500 boxes of 10 cigars)
• Packaging: 10-ct Boxes
• Price: $135 ($13.50/cigar)
• Release: Nov. 11, 2022
• Retailer: Famous Smoke Shop
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