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Fratello Cigars Announces New VP in Recent Company Expansion

VP of Marketing & Operations Announcement

Fratello Cigars announces the appointment of Jennifer True as its new Vice President of Marketing and Operations, effective April 1, 2024. With over 20 years of expertise in brand marketing management, business development, and product development, True brings a wealth of experience to her new role, poised to drive Fratello’s growth and innovation initiatives forward.

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PCA 2024: Recap

PCA 2024: Recap

Looking back on an unforgettable PCA 2024 event! Massive gratitude to all who joined – friends, retailers, media, staff, and organizers. Until next time! 🎉

Watch here

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Fratello is Going to the Moon Feb 14th

Launching into new horizons! 🚀✨

Witness our logo make lunar history aboard a space exploration capsule bound for the moon.

As the first cigar company to mark our symbol in space, it’s a testament to craftsmanship and innovative spirit by the most talented and forward thinking people we know. Stay tuned as we countdown to this groundbreaking event!

Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 lunar mission is targeted for a multi-day launch window which opens February 14, 2024.

12:15 a.m. — Launch coverage of Intuitive Machines IM-1 Mission.

Launch scheduled for 12:57 a.m. (NASA+)

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Top 10 Retailers 2023

We are thrilled to express our heartfelt appreciation to the outstanding retailers who have played a pivotal role in making 2023 an incredible year for us. Your unwavering commitment to showcasing and distributing Fratello Cigars has truly made a difference.

A special thank you to our top 10 retailers for 2023:

  1. ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (FL, USA)
  2. Cigar House of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
  3. D.A.M. Fine Cigars – (Georgia, USA)
  4. Jackson Bevco – (ID, USA)
  5. Little Havana Cigar Lounge – (IL, USA)
  6. Smokers Zone – (PA, USA)
  7. Specs Texas Superstore – (TX, USA)
  8. Superior Smoke Shoppes – (PA, USA)
  9. The Cigarette Store Corp – (CO, USA)
  10. Tobaccology – (VA, USA)

*Alphabetical order not volume.

Your dedication to providing enthusiasts with our premium cigars has not only boosted our brand but has also contributed to the joy and satisfaction of cigar aficionados around the globe. We are grateful for the partnerships we’ve built and the continued success we’ve achieved together.

Looking forward to another year of collaboration and shared success. Cheers to you, our fantastic retailers, for making Fratello Cigars a part of your journey.

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Fratello Navetta Rated 90 by Cigar Snob

Cigar Snob Magazine, renowned for its discerning taste and expert evaluations, has given a remarkable rating of 90 to the Fratello Navetta. This recognition highlights the Navetta, which translates to “shuttle” in Italian, pays homage to Omar’s time in NASA.

The Navetta originally debuted in 2017 at the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show. It is called the Navetta, which is Italian for shuttle, and is now available in three sizes – each named after a NASA space shuttle.

About the Cigar:

  • Cigar: Fratello Navetta Atlantis
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A.
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Oscuro
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Length: 6 1/4 Inches
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • MSRP: $15 (Boxes of 20)
  • Release Date: October 2, 2017
  • Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production

Previously rated 92 by Halfwheel:

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Fratello Event at Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium

🎉 Join us tomorrow, July 27th, from 4 to 7 PM we’ve got something special lined up for you at Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium! 🎉

đź“Ť 5 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811, United States

Come on down and check out the latest from Fratello Cigars, and get accessories while having a blast with friends, old and new!

It’s going to be a great time, and there’ll be some sweet deals too. See you there! 🙌

#ButtheadsTobaccoEmporium #EventNight #DanburyCT #TobaccoLovers #CrystalHerbert

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Unboxing the Fratello Lunar LE Humidor

The Lunar holds deep significance as a commemorative cigar tied to Intuitive Machines’ mission within NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Intuitive Machines, led by Steve Altemus, has been awarded contracts for three lunar missions. Their Nova-C lunar lander will transport scientific and technological payloads to the Moon’s surface, paving the way for future human exploration. This collaboration between Fratello Cigars and Intuitive Machines represents a fusion of artistic craftsmanship and scientific innovation, capturing the spirit of human achievement.
Omar de Frias, the Founder of Fratello Cigars, expressed his honor and excitement in being a part of this historic moment. The Lunar represents the culmination of a special collaboration initiated by Steve Altemus to commemorate Intuitive Machines’ momentous launch. With the Fratello brand now reaching the Moon, it symbolizes a triumph for Fratello fans worldwide. The celebratory tradition of enjoying a premium cigar after successful missions, a custom upheld during Omar de Frias’ 12-year tenure at NASA, continues with The Lunar as the ultimate celebratory cigar.
For more info, see Our Cigars page.

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Fratello Cigars Shines at PCA 2023: Lunar Series Takes Center Stage

Fratello Lunar Humidor
Fratello Lunar Humidor

Hey Fratpack and fellow cigar enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting news from PCA 2023. First off, our Lunar Series stole the show and received an incredible response. We wanted to give it the spotlight it deserves as our de facto 10th anniversary release. We’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with captivating and unique cigars that will surely impress.

Our booth at PCA was designed to immerse visitors in the Fratello experience. We embraced an open-concept approach, allowing everyone to explore our brand fully. While the lack of distinct booth boundaries was a challenge, we aimed to create a seamless and inviting environment. Oh, and did we mention the interesting addition of rum at our booth? It added an extra touch of enjoyment to the whole experience.

Now, let’s talk about the stars of the show—the cigars! The Fratello Sorella Toro is now available as a standalone option in the U.S. market. This elegant cigar with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers is a must-try at just $11.50 per stick.

Our Lunar Series, including The Lunar Cameroon and The Lunar Connecticut, has captivated enthusiasts since its release. Crafted at La Aurora Cigar Factory, these regular production gems offer unique flavor profiles to suit different palates. Priced at $14-15 per stick, they deliver an incredible smoking experience.

Last but not least, our Fratello Lunar Limited Edition Humidor stole the spotlight. Inspired by our NASA connection, this humidor replicates a spacecraft and represents our shared love for exploration.

We want to thank our loyal fans for their continued support and enthusiasm. We’re excited about the success of PCA 2023 and can’t wait for you to experience our latest offerings. Stay tuned for more exceptional cigars and unforgettable moments with Fratello!

For more info, see Cigars page and the halfwheel article by Charlie Minato: