Protocol Cigars has announced a new shop exclusive cigar for Caravan Cigar Company in Bath, PA called the Protocol Paddy Wagon. The name keeps the tradition of law enforcement, “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,” said Juan Cancel. A paddy wagon is a colloquial term used to describe a large police vehicle or van used to transport prisoners.
Paddy Wagon is rolled at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. There will be one size at launch, a box-pressed toro 6X52 called Rabito. The cigars will be sold in 10 count paper bundles. Each cigar will sell for $9.50 or customers can get the bundle for $90. The blend uses a Mexican San Andreas Maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and filler from Jalapa and Condega. “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,” added Kevin Keithan.
A launch part will take place for the Protocol Paddy Wagon this Saturday, December 19th, 2020. Normally what would be a large event will now be a small in-person even accompanied by a virtual event. It 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. Up to 50 people can join the virtual room or it can be found 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!”