Fratello’s exclusives for the areas in and around Washington, D.C. are now off to stores.

Like last year, the company will release four different cigars, each named after either a state or D.C. Unlike last year—where one blend was used for all four cigars—this year, each cigar uses a different wrapper.

  • Fratello DMV Delaware (2019) (5 x 47) — Brazil Arapiraca — $9.95 (Box of 20, $199)
  • Fratello DMV Maryland (2019) (5 x 58) — Mexican San Andrés — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239)
  • Fratello DMV Virginia (2019) (5 x 54) — Ecuadorian Corojo — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239)
  • Fratello DMV Washington D.C. (2019) (5 x 50) — Ecuadorian Habano — $10.95 (Box of 20, $219)

Internally, each cigar uses an Ecuadorian binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. They are produced at La Aurora Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic.

A total of 150 boxes of each cigar are being produced. Fratello will donate a portion of the sales of each cigar to the state’s corresponding cigar association.

The Fratello DMV 2019 releases were originally scheduled to ship on Dec. 1.

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.