March 17, 2014 (Springfield, VA) — Omar de Frias is proud to announce a new addition to the Fratello line of cigars.  The new vitola will be a 6 ¼ x 52 Box Pressed Torpedo.  “We are very excited about this new vitola, it has a punch of flavor thanks to its ring style and slightly modified blend but staying true to the Fratello flavor,” said de Frias.

The Fratello Box Pressed will debut in a 20-count box.  Prices have not been set yet but it will be in the range of the current line.  Please visit for a description on the cigars.

The new vitola will have a soft launch at a Fratello Authorized retailer prior to this years IPCPR and readily available shortly after.  “Fratello Cigar Company has grown exponentially since the IPCPR show and this new line will add to our calculated expansion in America’s humidors,” said de Frias.  Fratello is currently being sold in 25 states.

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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.