At the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Cubariqueño Cigar Co. will have a second corona gorda vitola going into regular production, as today the company announced the addition of the Protocol Official Misconduct Corona Gorda, a 5 5/8 x 46 vitola.

It becomes the second size in the line, joining the original 6 x 50 toro vitola in which the line debuted in May 2018. Like that vitola, it uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan fillers from Estelí and Jalapa. The line is made at La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

The cigar is priced at $9.95 and comes packaged in 10-count boxes. A limited number of the cigars were released on June 1 as part of the company’s fourth anniversary celebration.

Recently, the company announced that it would be making the Protocol Themis Corona Gorda a national, ongoing release after debuting as an limited edition exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop.

Update (June 16, 2019) — The company confirmed that the cigar will begin shipping immediately after the trade show.

Image courtesy of Cubariqueño Cigar Co.

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