The DMVs own Fratello Cigars has announced the return of its popular regional release of the cigar line made as a tribute to the region that birthed the company.
DMV stands for District (Washington DC), Maryland and Virgina and also includes Delaware. Similar to last year’s release, each DMV member gets their own unique size. This year Fratello is taking the next step by giving each state their own blend.
Delaware – Brazil Arapiraca (5 x 47) $9.95 MSRP per cigar
Washington DC – Ecuador Habano (5 x 50) $10.95 MSRP per cigar
Virginia - Corojo Ecuador (5 x 54) $11.95 MSRP per cigar
Maryland – San Andres (5 x 58) $11.95 MSRP per cigar
“I decided to bring a twist to this year’s Fratello DMV. The success we experienced with last year’s blend blew us away. We are going for the repeat, only this time each state gets their own blend and different vitola. This project is exciting for me as DMV is home to Fratello and the region that put us in the map,” said de Frias.
Similar to last year a portion of the proceeds will go to support the state association for cigars at each state.
George “Shorty” Koebel, President of the Cigar Association of Virginia, states, “We are constantly making the case that with less regulation and good fiscal practices, businesses will thrive…and that’s a win for the state and our consumers. Fratello being involved and more Virginia retailers joining our cause will ultimately help us achieve our goal.”
All 4 DMVs are manufactured at the La Aurora factory in Dominican Republic. Cigars will begin shipping December 1st 2019. Production is limited to 150 Boxes per state.
Conceptualized 20 years ago when Don Rafael, manager of the small store next to my home, brought me to watch a torcedor (cigar roller) perform his art. The torcedor finished the cigar, handed it to me and said "Kid, welcome to the true gentleman's club"...