Fratello Cigars has announced the return of its regional series, the Fratello DMV. It’s a line featuring cigars that are exclusively available in the “DMV” region – including Delawware, Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The DMV region is where Fratello Cigars is based out of, and its where company Omar de Frias credits in helping grown the company.
The Fratello DMV Series made its debut in November 2018 It featured a common blend available in four distinct sizes – with each of the four sizes exclusive to one of the four DMV members in the region. This year in addition to each member getting a unique size, each member gets its own blend.
The blends each feature a unique wrapper and size:
- Delaware: Brazil Arapiraca (5 x 47) $9.95 MSRP per cigar
- Washington DC: Ecuador Habano (5 x 50) $10.95 MSRP per cigar
- Maryland: San Andres (5 x 58) $11.95 MSRP per cigar
- Virginia: Corojo Ecuador (5 x 54) $11.95 MSRP per cigar
“I decided to bring a twist to this year’s Fratello DMV. The success we experienced with last year’s blend blew us away. We are going for the repeat, only this time each state gets their own blend and different vitola. This project is exciting for me as DMV is home to Fratello and the region that put us in the map,” said Omar de Frias in a press release.
Similar to last year a portion of the proceeds will go to support the state association for cigars at each state.
George “Shorty” Koebel, President of the Cigar Association of Virginia, added, “We are constantly making the case that with less regulation and good fiscal practices, businesses will thrive…and that’s a win for the state and our consumers. Fratello being involved and more Virginia retailers joining our cause will ultimately help us achieve our goal.”
Production for the Fratello DMV 2019 comes from the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic. A total of 150 boxes per state will be produced with the cigars slated to ship on December 1st.
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