Fratello Cigars happened across a very well placed booth this year, somewhat in the middle of the trade show floor and right next to a very openly designed Oliva booth, causing them to see a lot of traffic.

Fratello booth



Fratello Bianco 1

Fratello Bianco 2

In addition to the Fratello that was already released, this year sees the new release of Fratello Bianco. The new line’s blend is made up of tobacco from five different countries. It has a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, a Dominican Republic binder and the filler is Nicaraguan Condega and Peruvian Habano. It will be produced at the same factory as their other line, though they aren’t disclosing it, and will be regular production. It is ready to ship and should be seen in stores shortly after the end of the trade show. There are three sizes of the Bianco – the Bianco I (6 1/4 x 44, $8.75), the Bianco II (6 x 50, $9.25) and the Bianco III (5 x 56, $9.00). In addition, there is an event-only cigar (5 x 44) that they will have at their Fratello events. It isn’t a limited production cigar, but will only be available through events.

Fratello display tray

Lastly, Fratello made a new display tray for retailers to show off all eight sizes of their cigars.

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.