There’s a lancero vitola being added to Fratello Cigars’ core line, and it’s headed to Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas.

The 7 x 38 vitola marks the first time that Fratello has created a store exclusive, and Omar de Frias is confident that the cigar is heading to a perfect retailer to showcase it. “When I first met Jorge Ahued from Stogies he was smoking the Fratello corona and after 10 minutes he said this would be amazing in a lancero; the rest is history” said de Frias via a press release.

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The Fratello Lancero will officially launch on Feb. 6, 2015. It comes with an MSRP of $8.50 per cigar, with 500 boxes of 20 cigars being produced.

This is the third store exclusive lancero for Stogies World Class Cigars in just over a year, joining the Room101 Namakubi Ecuador H-Town Lancero and Alec Bradley Nica Puro H-Town Lancero.

(Image courtesy of Fratello Cigars)

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