It might be a national holiday, but that doesn’t mean there cannot be a new cigar.

Fratello has announced that it has begun the national launch of its latest cigar, the Fratello Oro. The project is notable as it is the first cigar Omar de Frias is making in his home country, the Dominican Republic.

It uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, another first for the company, over a Cameroon binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

Six sizes are being produced: Corona (5 1/2 x 47, $8), Gordo (6 x 60, $9.50), Robusto (5 x 50, $8.25), Shorty (4 x 58, $8.50), Toro (6 1/4 x 54, $9) and The Boxer Oro (6 1/4 x 52, $9.75).

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.