|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Gripsholm (25)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Scotty’s Great Hiatus arrived very dry and crispy. Added one drop of distilled water to my bulk ounce, and three days later, still very dry but the crispiness was slightly softened. I didn’t want to add too much moisture because, as I learned from past personal experience, it has a tendency to weaken the Latakia.
Pouch note is mildly sweet Orientals and smoky Latakia. Appearance is a ribbon cut tobacco, mostly medium and light brown with a lesser amount of black Latakia and some minimal amount of yellows.
Flavor profile of Scotty’s Great Hiatus is similar to Hearth & Homes Ten to Midnight. I can taste smoky Latakia, sweet buttery Smyrna and a certain quiet brightness which is probably the resultant effect of the Virginias, some other Orientals, or combination thereof. The subtle brightness has a taming effect on the richness of the smoky Latakia and buttery Smyrna. The tobacco flavors are all very well balanced and nothing really overpowers or dominates. I could see where someone might refer to this blend as the ribbon cut version of Ten to Midnight.
My only disappointment is the extreme dryness of this blend. It’s been said that pipesandcigars.com really needs to do some type of quality control prior to shipping their bulk blends, I would tend to agree with that.
Pipe Used: Caked briar
Age When Smoked: Fresh
Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com
Similar Blends: Hearth & Home's Ten to Midnight.
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