Fratello has announced that its Pennsylvania exclusive cigar has begun shipping to stores

The company has announced that it has begun shipping the Fratello Pennsylvania, a 6 x 52 belicoso, that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Dominican binder and a mix of Nicaraguan and Pennsylvanian fillers.

It is priced at $11 and limited to 300 boxes of 10 cigars. The cigar is being produced at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic

The cigar was originally announced as a toro but it is in fact a belicoso.

“Pennsylvania has been critical to the success of Fratello from the beginning, and what better way to say ‘thank you’ to the retailers there than with a blend exclusive to the state.” said Omar de Frias, founder of Fratello, in a press release.

This is the sixth regional exclusive for Fratello following releases for Delaware, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Update (Jan. 11, 2021) — The company clarified that the cigar is known as the Fratello Pennsylvania and contains Pennsylvania-grown tobacco in the filler. The original story referred to the cigar as the Fratello Pennsylvanian and did not mention the Pennsylvania-grown tobacco, both based on the original press release issued by the company.

Correction (Feb. 19, 2021) — The original version of this article stated the wrapper was Ecuadorian habano; it is Connecticut broadleaf. We regret the error.

Charlie Minato

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