A Complete Guide to Fratello Cigars

Abandoning his 12-year tenure at NASA, Omar de Frias left his $200,000 salary behind to forge a new frontier for his personal passions – Fratello Cigars. Since the brand’s founding in 2013, it’s grown into a solid stable of unique small-batch blends to suit the tastes of cigar lovers everywhere. From the top-rated Arlequín to the value-packed Camo bundles, and beyond, there’s an excellent Fratello cigar out there awaiting your flame. Find it here at the greatest value possible.

Fratello Arlequín

W – Mexico

B – Ecuador

F – Nicaragua, Peru

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Medium-full in body, full in deep flavor, and finished with a sharp box press, Fratello Arlequín cigars are one of the brand’s highest-rated and most respected offerings. Wrapped in an oily Mexican San Andres Maduro leaf, the Arlequín’s decadent yet balanced flavor load is no laughing matter. Deep tones of earth, cinnamon, spices, dark chocolate, and more emerge during its crisp and even burn, making a lasting impression on palates both seasoned and green.

Fratello Bianco

W – Mexico

B – Dominican

F – Nicaragua, Peru, USA

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Deep complexity with a range of raisin, dark coffee, black cherry, and ground pepper tasting notes comes to life when you fire up the radically robust Fratello Bianco cigar. A medium-full-bodied blend of aged Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf long-fillers under a dark and oily San Andres Negro wrapper, the Bianco has been turning unassuming cigar lovers into avid Fratello fans since it first hit shelves in 2015. If you’re looking for a solid introduction to this leading boutique brand, the Bianco is the way to go.

Fratello Camo Blu

W – Undisclosed (Maduro)

B – Undisclosed

F – Undisclosed

Strength: Medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

The Maduro-wrapped member of Fratello’s budget-priced Camo bundles family, the Camo Blu brings you sweetness, spice, black coffee, and earthiness with a medium body at a fantastic low price. Like all of the economical yet excellent Camo blends, the Blu is expertly crafted at La Aurora S.A. in the Dominican Republic, so you can count on a great burn and draw performance.

Fratello Camo Sweet

W – Undisclosed

B – Undisclosed

F – Undisclosed

Strength: mellow

Origin: Dominican Republic

An old-school sweet-tipped cigar wrapped in flashy modern packaging, the Fratello Camo Sweet adds a blast of sugary flavor to every puff. While the specific blend components are a secret, all you really need to know is that the mellow Camo Sweet smokes like a high-class version of the sweet-tipped cigars that have been drug and convenient store best-sellers since your grandfather’s heyday.

Fratello Camo Rosso

W – Ecuador

B – Indonesia

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

The Habano bomber in the affordable Camo cigar line-up, the Fratello Camo Rosso is a zesty, medium-bodied smoke that outweighs its modest price tag with hearty taste. A formidable “secret weapon” in any humidor, the Rosso refuses to accept its bundled status, insisting on performing like a premium cigar in every regard.

Fratello Camo Verde

W – Ecuador

B – Indonesia

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Mellow

Origin: Dominican Republic

Laidback and smooth, Fratello’s Camo Verde goes well with both your morning coffee and your evening spirits. Mellow in strength, this creamy combination of Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a sturdy Sumatra binder and fine Dominican fillers transmits a lovely succession of earthy, nutty, and warm tasting notes to accommodate any time of day.

Fratello Classico

W – Nicaragua

B – Ecuador

F – Peru, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

The original Fratello cigar, the Classico wraps a marbled and veiny Nicaraguan leaf around an Ecuadorian binder and a dense core of Peruvian and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. Medium in body and explicitly full in riveting taste, the Classico drops gorgeous tones of leather, cream, and pepper with a clean, crisp finish.

Fratello Navetta

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Nicaragua

Rated as high as 90 by Cigar Aficionado, Fratello’s Navetta cigar is a stellar blend of select tobaccos from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, and its taste is out of this world. A tribute to brand founder Omar de Frias’ NASA background, the Navetta (“shuttle” in Spanish) is wrapped in a glistening Oscuro leaf and full of explosively rich taste with notes of roasted coffee, almond, and hints of sweet hay entering your orbit every time you light it off.

Fratello Oro

W – Ecuador

B – Africa

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia

Strength: Mellow

Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapped in an oily Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf and finished with a Cuban-style pigtail cap, the Fratello Oro delivers a beautiful combination of mellow strength and deep flavor. With a sturdy and subtly sweet Cameroon binder securing its rounded mix of Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Colombian fillers, this smooth blend is as creamy as they come with lively touches of cedar, pepper, and fruitiness.

Vice Versa (coming soon)

W – Ecuador

B – Indonesia

F – USA, Nicaragua

Strength: Various

Origin: Dominican Republic

A limited edition cigar with a uniquely tasty concept behind it, the Fratello Vice Versa gives you options. Blended and rolled in such a way that the cigar’s profile smokes differently depending on which side you light, the Vice Versa can be enjoyed as a robust and full-bodied smoke or a mellow experience. Either way, you’re in for a supremely satisfying premium experience powered by tobaccos from Ecuador, Indonesia, Pennsylvania, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru.

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