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Reminiscent of a Potters work of art, Raku steps outside the norm. Blended with Orientals and unique Virginia Cavendish made with Carolina leaf that is pulled together with Black Cavendish, RAKU has a loyal following and satisfies a wide range of tastes. This is a unique blend because it contains no Latakia.Raku means "enjoyment", "comfort" or "ease" It's time to relax with a bowl of RAKU.

BrandCastro Brothers
Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsCavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
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CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My tin had a date on the bottom of 3-14 so there was about 20 months of age on this. On cracking the tin, I wasn't sure what to make of the aroma, very spicy. Not pepper but holiday baking spices but not entirely. Perhaps more ginger than nutmeg but it was hard to isolate individual scents. The moisture level was just right and lighting burning was a breeze. If I had to choose something to compare this to, the closest thing I've had was McC's Smyrna (which I'm guessing makes up a good chunk of the oriental leaves added here. All in all a nice smoke, perhaps worth keeping a couple tins to age and enjoy on occasion. I can see how some would put this into the aromatic category but I believe all the spices are natural occurring flavors from the oriental and not an additional topping but I could be wrong.

Pipe Used: GBD Bulldog and Sav full bent

Age When Smoked: 20 months

Purchased From: Davidus Cigars

Similar Blends: McClellend SMyrna.

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