An event-only lancero from Fratello made a quiet debut in mid-June at Old Virginia Tobacco Co., and it has recently been announced that it will make a return appearance at W. Curtis Draper’s in Washington, D.C. during a pair of events Sept. 4-5.

The lancero measures 7 x 38 and is only available with box purchases. According to Draper’s, customers who purchase a box of Fratello cigars will get four additional cigars an one of the lanceros for free.

Omar de Frias told halfwheel that he doesn’t have any other events currently scheduled where the lancero will be featured, but he is hoping to find a way to make it available to more fans of his brand.

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