Forum Set For More Limited Edition Releases

On Saturday, Forum Owner Eric announced that two productions were being worked on for 2013 release.

First, the return of the very first BOTL™ cigar from 2010 - the BOTL™ Small Batch 2010 by PDR. According to the announcement, this will be the same blend and utilize the exact same wrapper (from the same bail) as the original release.  The specs are:

Size: Corona Gorda 6" x 46
Production: Early March 2013
Wrapper: Brasil Bahía
Binder: Criollo 98 DR
Filler: Corojo Nic, Habano DR
Strength: Medium to full

Just like the first release, it was announced that this release will contain 200 boxes with 20 cigars per box.  This release will have a MSRP of $140 and be available exclusively through Tim Podwika's Podman Cigars  at the end of this month.  Each box will be numbered and dated to differentiate between the original release.

The second announcement will see a new twist on an old favorite as 2013 BOTL™ Cigar by Drew Estate will see the BOTL™ 2012 Lancero blend be delivered in a Corona Gorda format.  Drew Estate's Executive Director of Tobacco Production, Nicholas Melillo (aka "Chief of Broadleaf") says of the release, "ASP ligero is almost impossible to get and one of the most powerful and flavorful ligeros in the world. DE 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 sweetness. Broadleaf wrapper is the same wrapper we use on Feral Pig and really rounds out the blend. BOTL 2013 Corona Gorda has hints of spice, sweetness, cedar, espresso and chocolate. Similar to the Lancero but more enhanced due to the larger ring gauge. This is a Medium - FULL-BODIED SMOKE. Leaning more to full bodied." Here are the specs:

Size: Corona Gorda 6" x 46
Production date: Late March 2013
Wrapper: Broadleaf (upper priming viso)
Binder: CT Ecuador
Filler/Strength: (See quote above)

This release will contain 100 boxes with 15 cigars per box.  While MSRP is currently unknown, this release will also be available exclusively through Tim Podwika's Podman Cigars however it won't be available until June.  Additionally, there will be a 1 box limit per member on the 2013 Cigar.

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Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on May 10, 2013 at 1:05pm

Looking forward to trying it myself. I really enjoyed the 2012 BOTL cigar.

Comment by Matt Ross on May 10, 2013 at 1:07pm

The Lancero was stellar - absolutely loved it.  Never got the chance to try the 2010 release, but heard it has aged wonderfully so looking forward to the redux of that as well.

Comment by 007MI6 on May 13, 2013 at 11:37am

Hear talk of the original BOTL all the time. Look forward to having the chance to try these with a new release. :)

Comment by Ricky on May 15, 2013 at 5:27pm
Never had one. Seemed like they just vanished right after making an appearance. Those aren't very many boxes they are making.


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