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Ashburn, VA (January 30, 2023) – Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce the launch of The Pelican. The Pelican will make its debut January 2023 at PF Importers, the cigar distribution owned by NBA Hall of Famer and Cigar Aficionado Karl Malone.

“The Pelican was conceived in a meeting we at Fratello had with Karl Malone and his team in the Dominican Republic. We were trying to tell the story of how Andullo tobacco and its fermentation technique had so much in common with perique tobacco and The Pelican was born” Said de Frias

The Pelican will debut in a 20 count 5 ½ x 54 format, with a suggested retail of $10.50 per cigar Produced at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic initial production is set to 5,000 cigars. The Pelican is a medium to full-body cigar exclusive to the State of Louisiana and can only be purchased thru PF importers.

PF Importers is family owned and operated, and distributes wine, beer, and spirits in Louisiana as well as premium cigars nationally. Tim Basham co-owner of PF Importers “We are proud to partner with Fratello to produce this offering that embodies the Louisiana culture.”

The Pelican features an HVA Ecuadorian wrapper, Nicaraguan Binder and Dominican, Pennsylvania, and Andullo tobacco fillers. For more information about the cigars, visit and


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