Protocol Cigars has formally released The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit. Keeping with the company’s law enforcement theme, the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit is done to honor those that protect the world from cybercriminals. The cigar was first announced on our Virtual Trade Show held on July 23, 2020. This is the first new addition to the Protocol Core Line since the release of the Protocol Official Misconduct in 2018. The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit is expected to be available during the fourth quarter of 2020.

According to Protocol Cigars:

The mission of CCU Investigation squads are to conduct and assist in investigations where computers, networks, telecommunication devices, and other technological instruments are the vehicle or target for the commission of criminal acts against network resources critical to the function of corporate or government entities.

The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit cigar also pays homage to co-owner Kevin Keithan and his day job in the Internet security field. In a press release, Protocol Cigars founder Juan Cancel said: “Kevin is a great addition to Protocol Cigars. Ever since Kevin has stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight, we wanted to do a special Protocol Cigar line in his honor. I can’t think of anything more fitting than the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit.”

Produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory, the blend itself is a Nicaraguan Puro highlighted by a Rosado Habano wrapper. The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit is being launched in one size, a box-pressed Short Churchill of 6 1/2 x 48. The cigars are packaged in ten-count boxes similar to the rest of the Protocol Cigar. Pricing is set at $10.50 MSRP per cigar or $105.00 per box.

“This is a great size. We released the Protocol Probable Cause in this size and it was absolutely phenomenal! We wanted to revisit this extraordinary vitola on a very special release which I hold dear to my heart. The blend will be a Nicaraguan puro with a Rosado Habano wrapper. It will be creamy and smooth yet give you a good punch in the mouth. This will make a great addition to the Protocol Core Line. We are excited to present this to market. We hope our supporters enjoy them as much as we do. The Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit fits perfectly with the look and feel of the Protocol Core Line. But ultimately it is the flavors that fit perfectly in the core line portfolio,” added Kevin Keithan.

At a glance, here is a look at the Protocol Cyber Crimes Unit:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: La Zona SA

Vitolas Offered

Box-Pressed Churchill 6.5X48