Protocol Cigars has announced their first release of 2021, a shop exclusive called the Protocol Coppers for Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club in Westerly, RI. Like all projects that keep with a law enforcement theme, this project is built around the shop we partnered with. In this case we are doing the project with Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club which happens to be law enforcement owned and operated. Like with every project we want to sculpt the packaging around the shop and personalize it as much as possible. When you think of the word vintage, we think of something old and antique. The old time word for Police offers was “Coppers”because of the roofing material that was used to make their badges. In Britain police were called “Coppers” because of the color of their shinny buttons on their uniforms. We incorporated a vintage look for the packaging.

The Protocol Coppers is being produced at the La Zona Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua under to care and control of the Espinosa Family. The initial launch vitola will be a Corona Gordo 5 5/8 x 46. The initial production run is 200 ten count bundles with a MSRP of $95.00, with the intention of continuing regular production via Vintage Cigar Lounge and Club. The filler tobacco is from the Dominican Republic, and from the Condega and Esteli region in Nicaragua. The binder is a beautiful Nicaraguan Habano wrapped in an elegant Ecuadorian Rosado leaf.

The Coppers will assume their post on Saturday, January 23rd, starting with a virtual event beginning at 4pm to 5pm. Then a live small in store limited entry event from 6 to 8pm. As a bonus incentive with every purchase of The Protocol Coppers we are giving away a pre-release of the Protocol Eliot Ness Natural and Maduro, that’s a $25 MSRP value. We wanted to give a special incentive for this very special project! The Protocol Coppers will be available via Vintage’s website.


  • Atlantic Cigar Sale
  • Joya de Nicaragua cigars
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Rosado
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
  • Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua Esteli & Condega.
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Zona SA)
  • Size: Corona Gordo 5 5/8 x 46
  • Cigar Wars
  • Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
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