Fratello heads to Norway
Fratello heads to Norway. Omar de Frias left his job at NASA to follow his dream of being a cigar maker. And so far, that seems to be working out for the gentle giant. Not only does his brand Fratello do well in the United States, but he’s branching out into Europe as well. Last year he found a partner in Longfiller Company in The Netherlands. A few months ago, Kleinlagel in Germany decided to distribute the brand. And now Norway will follow with Nordic Cigars as a distributor.
Portfolio in Norway
Nordic Cigars and De Frias chose three sizes from the Classico line, two Bianco’s and two Navettas to be sold in Norway.
The Fratello Classico has a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. Add an Ecuador Sumatra binder and filler from Peru and Nicaragua. The sizes sold in Norway are the corona for 176 NKR, the short robusto for 164 NKR, and the toro for 212 NKR.
The Bianco has a Mexican San Andres wrapper. The binder is a Dominican binder. Filler tobacco comes from Peru, Nicaragua, and the USA. Two sizes will make it to Norway for now. The lancero wannabe 6¼x44 Bianco I for 179 NKR and the Teacher’s pet 6×50 Bianco II for 189 NKR.
Finally, the Fratello Navetta comes to Norway. Navetta is a term from NASA. It’s used after a successful mission. It is an homage to De Frias’s previous employment. The cigars are made with an Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper. A binder from the Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan filler. Norwegian cigar enthusiasts can try the Robusto Discovery for 199 NKR and the Corona Gorda for 189 NKR.