Wrapper: Broadleaf (Same wrapper as on the Feral Flying Pig)
Binder: Connecticut Ecuador
Filler: ASP Ligero, Drew Estate Jalapa Ligero
2013 BOTL™ Corona Gorda: 6 x 46
Price: $180.00 (Box of 15)
In BOTL™ LE2013 Corona Gorda is one of three ultra limited release vitolas released by Drew Estate for the online forum Brothers of the Leaf (BOTL.org). The cigars have been distributed through Tim Podwika’s online store Podmancigars.com. The cigar was a project of Podwika’s that started while he visited Drew Estate on the Cigar Safari tour. This project eventually turned into the BOTL™ project. It was originally released as a lancero in 2012 (BOTL™ LE2012). It was re-released in 2013 in two additional frontmarks, a Corona Gorda and Corona (BOTL™LE2013) were released.
I didn’t find the BOTL™ LE2013 Corona Gorda to undergo a lot of flavor transitions, but I did find it to have excellent flavors that balance each other very nicely. The cigar delivers a mix of cocoa, espresso, red pepper, and a nice creamy note on the finish. There is very good balance with the flavors. This cigar has some fire-power as it definitely was a full strength, full-bodied smoke.
This is definitely worthy of a box purchase. Thanks to listener ATL for providing this cigar.