BOTL LE2013 Corona Gorda

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 ( The cigars have been distributed through Tim Podwika’s online store 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.