Drew Estate will once again be making a cigar for the BOTL.org (Brothers of the Leaf Forum).  The cigar will be an ultra-limited production and will be sold exclusively through online retailer Podman Cigars. Information of this release was published on the BOTL Forum.

The 2013 BOTL™ Cigar by Drew Estate will be based on the 2012 BOTL™ Cigar blend that was also done by Drew Estate.  The main difference is that the 2013 version will be a Corona Gorda vitola, while the 2012 blend was a lancero.

The cigar is targeted for a June 2013 release.  The cigar was described by Drew Estate Executive Vice President as “a medium – full bodied smoke.  Leaning more to full bodied.”  He describes the flavor profile as having  “hints of spice, sweetness, cedar, espresso and chocolate.”

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Broadleaf (Same wrapper as on the Feral Flying Pig)
Binder: Connecticut Ecuador
Filler: ASP Ligero, Drew Estate Jalapa Ligero
In terms of the fillers, Melillo says “ASP ligero is almost impossible to get and one of the most powerful and flavorful ligeros in the world.  DE (Drew Estate) Jalapa ligero is grown especially for Drew Estate in Jalapa valley –
it is not as spicy as the Esteli ligero but carries strength and natural

Vitolas Available

There will be 100 boxes of 15 produced of the 2013 BOTL™.  For completeness we listed both  BOTL™ vitolas.  The cigar is described as “Similar to the Lancero but more enhanced due to the larger ring gauge.”
2013 BOTL™:  6 x 46
2012 BOTL™ : 7 x 38