Protocol Announces Caravan Cigar Company Exclusive "Battle Bourne" - Cigar News

Protocol Announces Caravan Cigar Company Exclusive “Battle Bourne” – Cigar News

Protocol Cigars has announced a new exclusive cigar for Caravan Cigar Company designed to support veterans: Battle Bourne. Battle Bourne is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their Mission is to connect veterans with the resources needed to recover from their mental, emotional and physical trauma so they can restore their lives and reintegrate into society. Battle Bourne was established in May of 2018 by Founder/President and United States Marine Corps. Veteran, Christopher Yarnell. He stated the reason he created Battle Bourne, “As a veteran I had a difficult time transitioning from the military back to civilian life. It’s not easy finding meaning and purpose for a lot of our veterans. So as someone who volunteered for veterans nonprofit organizations, I watched a lot of veterans ask for help but did not receive it because those organizations did not do what they were looking for. What I found was it’s difficult for veterans to ask for help and if they get told no they’re not going to ask a second time. So I got tired of watching veterans get told ‘sorry, we don’t do that.’ So we started an organization that not only meets the needs of veterans, but we partner with other organizations to meet the needs and services that we do not provide. No veteran gets told no. And no veteran gets left behind!”

The Protocol Battle Bourne is a 6x 52 toro and a Nicaraguan Puro. The blend uses a Habano wrapper with binder and filler from Esteli and Condega, Nicaragua. What makes this cigar unique, is the special camouflage pattern on the wrapper. It uses pieces of tobacco wrapper in the form of an ERDL camouflage pattern also known as the Leaf pattern and is the camouflage of the Vietnam War Era.

The Protocol Battle Bourne will be released on Saturday, September 11th at Caravan Cigar Company in Bath, PA at 3pm. Only 200 bundles were made for this limited run. The cigars will be also sold on line at the Caravan Cigar Company website: The cigar will come in bundles of 10 that sell for $120. The company says that the price is higher than some previous releases because of labor, effort and time consuming process takes to create such an intricate pattern and also parts of the proceeds of this project will go directly to Battle Bourne to help them in their mission.

This project is very special to us. I was there at 9/11 and saw first hand the trauma that was suffered by our nation and I totally understand the importance of recovery and healing. Also Police and military so many times suffer from the same mental trauma with everything they see. This project and organization is very near and dear to my heart!”

Juan Cancel, founder and co-owner of Protocol Cigars

When Protocol Cigars approached me about this project I was all in. Together we blended a cigar that any Veteran would feel proud to smoke. Not only is it a beautiful cigar to look at but it really came out quite delicious. We blended a solid medium with great aroma, and rich flavors. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this special project.

Hector Alfonso Sr., master blender to La Zona

For those that do not want to buy a bundle of these cigars but still would like to help out Battle Bourne to succeed in fulfilling their mission they can visit the Battle Bourne website: and donate to help.