We finally had access to this iconic tobacco here in the UK in early October 2013. This tobacco is a massive seller in America and around the world. Made up from strong Virginia tobaccos, with the addition of Burleys and Kentuckys. The tobaccos are considered an English, based on its production method. The tobaccos are taken and hot pressed with the assistance of steam, this bleeds out the sweetness and helps to produce a rich, dark, earthy, leathery smoke, ideal for those who have a love for Kentucky and other powerful tobaccos. The use of no added flavours and the lack of Latakia will make a great tobacco for anyone who avoids these, but still love the darker and stronger side. For the best smoke you are better off folding and stuffing the flakes in to the pipe, as rubbing too fine will cause the smoke to be a little warm and lack flavour. A 4 star rating over on tobaccoreviews.com and it is easy to see why!
Blend – Virginia, Burley & Kentucky
Casings – None
Cut – Flake
Strength – Medium to Strong
Taste – Medium to Full