Protocol Cigars has announced the third entry in their Lawmen series – Bass Reeves. Protocol Bass Reeves will be shown off at the 2021 PCA Trade Show and follows 2019’s Sir Robert Peel and 2020’s Elliot Ness. Like the previous Lawmen cigars, the Protocol Bass Reeves, will come in natural and maduro choices. The Lawmen Series is a more classic and traditional looks for Protocol Cigars. The Lawmen Series is the company’s homage to the men and women of law enforcement who spend hours working tirelessly to catch the bad guys.
Bass Reeves was one of the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshals in history. During his long career in Arkansas and the Oklahoma Territory, Bass Reeves made over 3,000 arrests. In 1875 he was sworn in as a U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Bass Reeves was the inspiration for The Lone Ranger and we tried to incorporate that into the design of the packaging. We added a white horse and incorporated silver into the design on the vista and band because The Lone Ranger’s horse was named silver. We can not think of a more deserving historical law enforcement figure to get a cigar in their honor!
Kevin Keithan – co-owner Protocol Cigars
Protocol Bass Reeves comes in once size, a 6 x 52 box-pressed toro and in 10-count boxes that sell for $119.50. It is rolled at A.J. Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua. The blend for the Natural uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, while the Maduro uses a Nicaraguan Dark Habano wrapper. Both blends have Nicaraguan binder and fillers.
Bass Reeves was blended with tobacco leaves from the different growing regions of Nicaragua. Both were blended to have incredible taste and balance. The maduro is a dark habano with sweet subtleness. The natural is a nutty sumatra with a delicious underlying spice note.
We are proud to feature Bass Reeves as the newest addition to the Lawmen Series. I feel it truly shows the diversity of the law enforcement community as a whole, that men and women from all races and ethnicities come together to serve the public at large.