Cigar Dojo and Protocol Cigars are collaborating for a fourth time, this time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Cigar Dojo. It all started with 2018’s K9, followed by two more law enforcement-themed releases Night Stick and Taser. Now, the theme changes, but honors 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.
Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo
Cigar Dojo worked with the Protocol team, and Espinosa Premium Cigars Director of Operations and Master Blender, Héctor J. Alfonso Sr. to blend the cigar. The finished product uses a San Andrés wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo binder, and Nicaraguan Estelí and Condega filler that Alfonso had set aside for a special occasion. The cigars were rolled at Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí and come in just one size, a box-pressed 6″ x 52 toro.
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.
Juan Cancel, co-owner of Cubariqueño Cigar Co.
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 Protocol Tenure comes in boxes of 10, of which only 500 will be sold. Cigars will be sold exclusively through Famous Smoke at famous-smoke.com starting November 11th at 12pm Eastern. Pricing is set at $13.50 per cigar.