Cigar Dojo, the first and largest social cigar app, and Cubariqueño Cigar Company, a rapidly growing favorite in the craft cigar industry, have collaborated for the second time, introducing the Protocol Night Stick—a swift and just assault on the palates of die-hard cigar enthusiasts.
Following in the footsteps of 2018’s Protocol K9 release—a limited edition project that proved to be among Cigar Dojo’s most acclaimed cigar collaborations—the two community-focused companies have combined talents once more, now upping the ante with a 6½” x 54 toro gordo; a commanding cigar truly befitting its “Night Stick” title.
This blend is finalized in a highly specific Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper, imparting deep levels of stone fruit and cinnamon to the flavor-forward profile of the Protocol Night Stick
With Protocol Night Stick, members of both Cigar Dojo and Cubariqueño worked in collaboration with Espinosa Premium Cigars’ director of operations, Héctor J. Alfonso, Sr., to design the Nicaraguan-based blend. Like all Protocol cigars, the Night Stick caters towards Nicaraguan tobaccos and vibrant flavors. This begins with a filler recipe selected from Nicaragua’s uppermost Condega and Jalapa growing regions, giving the blend an approachable sweetness. This blend is bound in a Nicaraguan leaf and finalized in a highly specific Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro wrapper, imparting deep levels of stone fruit and cinnamon to the flavor-forward profile of the Protocol Night Stick.
As the Night Stick’s predecessor was extremely short-lived on the retail shelves of Pennsylvania-based Famous Smoke Shop (completely selling out in a matter of hours), Protocol Night Stick has increased production to 500 limited-edition bundles of 10 cigars (compared to only 300 bundles for Protocol K9). With a completely new blend and size, Night Stick showcases custom-designed artwork as well, adding to the atypical series of police-themed projects from Cubariqueño and Cigar Dojo. Like the K9, Night Stick is being offered exclusively through Famous Smoke Shop, including an in-store sale (accompanied by a release-party with members of Cigar Dojo and Cubariqueño), as well as online orders through famous-smoke.com.
With Cubariqueño co-owners Juan Cancel and Bill Ives being among the first influential members of Cigar Dojo’s app upon its debut in 2012 (including a Dojo Hall-of-Fame induction in 2014), the two companies have shared a tight-knit bond and common core beliefs; this has allowed for highly engaging collaborations such as the Protocol K9 and now the Protocol Night Stick!
The Protocol Night Stick Release Party will be held at the Famous Smoke Shop and accompanying Leaf Cigar Bar, located in Easton, PA. The event will begin simultaneously with the cigar’s release on April 5th at 12pm (Eastern Time).
Protocol Night Stick Breakdown
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado Oscuro
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua (Condega | Jalapa)
- Factory: La Zona (Nicaragua)
- Production: Limited Edition (500 bundles of 10 cigars)
- Packaging: 10-ct Bundles
- Vitola: 6½” x 54 “Attitude Adjuster”
- Price: $89.99 ($9/cigar)
- Release: April 5, 2019 | 12pm (EDT)
- Retailer: Famous Smoke Shop
Protocol Night Stick Release Schedule
Don’t miss out on this special project! Dojo cigars have been known to completely sell out in as little as one hour… But if you play by the rules and follow our instructions below, your chances of securing a bundle (or more) will dramatically increase.
|April 5, 2019|
|12:00pm||Email will be sent with exclusive link to purchase cigars (in-store sales also begin at this time)|
|12:15pm||Exclusive link will be posted on Cigar Dojo app (with push notification)|
|12:30pm||Exclusive link will be posted on the Cigar Dojo website|
|12:45pm||Information will be posted on Cigar Dojo’s social media accounts|
How to Receive Notification
Subscribe to the official Cigar Dojo email list by entering your email in the form below. This is your best chance at getting the cigars before they sell out.
Also, be sure to check your junk mail folder if you do not see the email.