Cigar Dojo and Fratello Cigars have collaborated on the limited-edition After BurnR cigar. It’s a special project with deep ties to each entity’s unique history.

There is a common tie between the Fratello and Cigar Dojo. It is well known that Fratello Cigars’ founder Omar de Frias worked at NASA. It also turns out that John R. Guttormson, father of Cigar Dojo owner Eric Guttormson, became a technical illustrator for NASA, bringing engineers’ concepts to life as the first spacecrafts took shape during the 1950s and ’60s.“Knowing that Omar had a connection to NASA gave us an opportunity to collaborate in a special way,” said Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo in a press release. “My father, John R. Guttormson, worked for Martin Marietta, illustrating some of the early spacecraft for NASA. I think it’s pretty special that we were able to include some of these illustrations on the After BurnR box.”

The After BurnR is produced at Tabacalera La Isla, the factory owned by Hostos Quesada. This marks the first time that Fratello Cigars has worked with this factory. The blend features an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic. The cigar comes in one size – a 5 x 50 Robusto. A total of 300 ten-count boxes were produced. Pricing is set at $10.50.

The boxes feature Cigar Dojo and Fratello imagery alongside original 60-plus-year-old NASA illustrations from John R. Guttormson.

Omar de Frias, owner/founder of Fratello Cigars, noted, “Cigar projects, where quantities do not exceed 4,000 cigars, are ones I really enjoy. We get to source tobacco bales from our suppliers that, due to mass-market projections, companies tend not to use, as replicating such a blend would be impossible. This is a one-of-a-kind cigar, as the bale we sourced had been aging for years and was perfect for this project.”

The cigars will be released on June 23, 2023, and will be sold exclusively through Atlantic Cigar Company.

At a glance, here is a look at the Fratello After BurnR cigar:

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dominican Republic
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera La Isla

Vitolas Offered

Robusto: 5 x 50

Photo Credits: Fratello Cigars