Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Cigar Co. – Protocol – Toro

Protocol is the inaugural release by my dear friends and social media icons, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives. Together, they formed the Cubariqueño Cigar Company, which is a play on their Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage. The initial production of 5,000 cigars sold out at the 2015 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers tradeshow (IPCPR) in New Orleans. They are now plowing through their second batch of 10,000 sticks. To be honest, my initial pre-judgement of this cigar was, “Wow, I am going to fry my palate.” Why? Because the…

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Ives and Cancel Form Cigar Company – Set to Debut First Release on May 16

Social media legends, Bill, “Cuban Assassin” Ives and Juan Cancel have joined forces to create their own line of cigars, Protocol, under the company name, Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “We are living a dream,” boasted Cancel. “This was not done by grand design but more the path life has taken us due to our passion, love, admiration and reverence for everything in the cigar world.” This dynamic duo, which has already made quite a splash in the cigar world with their online shenanigans, is about to take the industry by storm…

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