Sir Robert Peel, considered to be the father of modern-day policing, is being honored with a new cigar line from Cubariqueño Cigar Co. that will bear his name.

The line is being offered in two blends, both with a Nicaraguan binder and filler, with the option of either an Ecuadorian rosado wrapper or a broadleaf maduro wrapper from Pennsylvania. Both are available in a 6 x 52 box pressed toro vitola that is priced at $11.95 per cigar and comes in 10-count boxes. Like the rest of the company’s lines, it is being made at La Zona Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Peel, who lived from 1788-1850, was twice the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and twice the country’s Home Secretary. In addition, he founded the Metropolitan Police Service in 1829, setting up their headquarters at Scotland Yard. Among his numerous reforms and contributions to police work were the Peelian Principles, a code of ethics for police to follow in order to be effective.

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. has incorporated themes from law enforcement into its cigar lines, as the company was started by Bill Ives and Juan Cancel, both of whom are police officers. “We left no stone unturned for this release,” said Cancel in a press release. “Both cigars are smoking phenomenal and we took the packing up to the next level.”

The new line will begin shipping to retailers immediately after the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which runs from June 28 – July 2 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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