At the 2021 PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, Protocol Cigars will add a 6 x 60 Gordo line extension in the Protocol “Blue” Line debuting at the 2021 PCA Trade Show. The Protocol “Blue,” which it has unofficially been referred to as, was the first release for Protocol Cigars back in 2015.

The new 6 x 60 is the first line extension to the Protocol Blue line in five years. It’s also the first regular production 6 x 60 the company has done. Protocol Cigars says more 6 x 60 line extensions are planned for the future.

“The demand for a 6 x 60 has steadily been increasing over the years from our supporters, so we decided to feed that demand,” said Kevin Keithan, co-owner of Protocol Cigars, in a press release.

The Protocol Gordo will be the same blend as the original line. It will be an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Leaf, wrapping around a Nicaraguan Habano, covering all Nicaragua long fillers that include quadruple ligero in the blend, According to Protocol Cigars, the double habano wrapper and binder combination balances out the quadruple ligero giving it a creamy finish.

“We had to listen to the demands for a 6 x 60 vitola, so we couldn’t think of a more appropriate blend to launch a Gordo than the original ‘Blue’ Protocol. We feel this blend will hold up great in a 6 x 60 format,” added Juan Cancel, founder and co-owner of Protocol Cigars.

Like it’s predecessors, the Protocol Gordo will be manufactured at the Erik Espinosa La Zona Factory in Estelí,
under the tutelage of La Zona’s Master Blender: Hector Alfonso Sr.

Protocol Blue Gordo will have an MSRP of $110.00 per ten-count box or $11.00 per single cigar. The cigars will ship shortly after the PCA, tentatively.

The 2021 PCA Trade Show opens July 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At a glance, here is a look at the Protocol “Blue” line:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Nicaragua Habano
Filler: Quadruple Ligero Nicaragua
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: La Zona S.A.

Vitolas Offered

Gordo: 6 x 60
Corona Gorda: 5 5/8 x 46
Toro: 6 x 52
Lancero: 7 1/2 x 38

Image Credit: Protocol Cigars