Protocol Announces ‘Protocol Battle Bourne Cigar’

September 2, 2021 By Matthew Tabacco

Protocol Cigars is proud and honored to present the Protocol Battle Bourne Cigar. Battle Bourne is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their Mission is to connect veterans with the resources needed to recover from their mental, emotional and physical trauma so they can restore their lives and reintegrate into society. Battle Bourne was established in May of 2018 by Founder/President and United States Marine Corps. Veteran, Christopher Yarnell.

He stated the reason he created Battle Bourne, “As a veteran I had a difficult time transitioning from the military back to civilian life. It’s not easy finding meaning and purpose for a lot of our veterans. So as someone who volunteered for veterans nonprofit organizations, I watched a lot of veterans ask for help but did not receive it because those organizations did not do what they were looking for. What I found was it’s difficult for veterans to ask for help and if they get told no they’re not going to ask a second time. So I got tired of watching veterans get told ‘sorry, we don’t do that.’ So we started an organization that not only meets the needs of veterans, but we partner with other organizations to meet the needs and services that we do not provide. No veteran gets told no. And no veteran gets left behind!”

The Protocol Battle Bourne Cigar is a 6X52 Nicaraguan Puro. The cigar is wrapped in a Habano leaf with binders and fillers coming from Esteli and Condega. The cigar is very special. For the first time in Protocol Cigar’s history and also La Zona’s history, they are producing a camouflage cigar. The cigar is decorated with pieces of tobacco wrapper in the form of a ERDL camouflage pattern, also known as the Leaf pattern and is the camouflage of the Vietnam War Era. The end result is a beautiful multicolored cigar. 

The Battle Bourne Cigar will be released on Saturday, September 11th at Caravan Cigar Company in Bath, PA starting at 3pm. There are only 200 bundles available for this very special and limited run. The cigars will be sold on line at the Caravan Cigar Company website: and during the in store event. The MSRP is $125 for a 10 count bundle. The price is slightly higher than other limited editions the company has done in the past. The reason is because of the labor, effort and time consuming process  takes to create such an intricately difficult but beautiful pattern and also parts of the proceeds of this project will go directly to Battle Bourne to help them in their mission. 

Juan Cancel, founder and co-owner of Protocol Cigars said, “This project is very special to us. I was there at 9/11 and saw first hand the trauma that was suffered by our nation and I totally understand the importance of recovery and healing. Also Police and military so many times suffer from the same mental trauma with everything they see. This project and organization is very near and dear to my heart!” Hector Alfonso Sr., master blender to La Zona is also a Veteran having served in the United States Army. He added, “When Protocol Cigars approached me about this project I was all in. Together we blended a cigar that any Veteran would feel proud to smoke. Not only is it a beautiful cigar to look at but it really came out quite delicious. We blended a solid medium with great aroma, and rich flavors. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this special project.”

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