Cubariqueño Cigar Company is releasing its long-awaited Protocol Themis Lancero release. The lancero becomes the third size in Cubariqueño’s Connecticut shade line.
Protocol Themis is the third line released by Cubariqueño Cigar Company, following the Protocol and Protocol Probable Cause lines. With each of those previous releases, a lancero line extension followed in the year after the original release. In 2016 the Protocol Lancero followed the original Protocol line released in 2015. Last year saw the Protocol Probable Cause Lancero follow 2016’s release of the Protocol Probable Cause line. Now this year, the Themis Lancero follows up the 2017’s release of the Protocol Themis line.
Consistent with the rest of the Protocol Themis line, Lancero uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Lancero is a classic 7 1⁄2 x 38 size. It will be presented in 10-count boxes. Pricing is set at $10.50 MSRP per cigar or $105.00 per box. Production is being handled out of Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The name of the cigar (Themis) keeps to the company’s law enforcement motif as partners Bill Ives and Juan Cancel both serve as law enforcement officers. It also pays tribute to the Greek heritage of managing partner William Agathis. This is because Themis is the name of the Lady of Justice symbol who was the Titan goddess of divine law and order.
The Protocol Themis Toro was Prime Time Show co-host Aaron Loomis’ Cigar of the Year for 2017. That same cigar landed #25 on the Cigar Coop Cigar of the Year Countdown.
Cubariqueño has made the cigars available a BerkeleyHumidor.com. They will be made available to retailers on July 1, 2018. The cigar will also be featured at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas opening July 14th. Protocol is also showcasing the new Protocol Official Misconduct and the Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda at this year’s trade show.
At a glance, here is a look at the Protocol Themis line.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Zona)
The Protocol Themis is available in two sizes. Each is packaged in ten-count boxes.
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