In 2021, Fratello introduced a five-count Fresh Pack sampler, which contains five different blends, each in a 6 x 50 toro size. One of those cigars is The Texan Toro, which has—up until this point—been exclusive to the sampler.

Today, Fratello has begun shipping 20-count boxes of The Texan Toro. Blend-wise, it uses an Ecuadorian HVA wrapper, a Sumatran binder and four fillers: Dominican piloto cubano ligero, Dominican andullo, ligero from Estelí, Nicaragua and ligero from Pennsylvania. The line is made at the La Aurora Cigar Factory in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

“Our customers are fascinated with the complexity of tobaccos of this vitola,” said Omar de Frias, Fratello’s founder, in a press release when the cigar was announced in March. “This line extension is a testament to the success The Texan has enjoyed since inception.”

The Texan was originally a regional release for stores in Texas, but Fratello began offering it to stores nationwide in 2021.

Source: Halfwheel