Karl Erik - Private Blend No.17
Aromatic Virginias and double fermented intensively colored Black Cavendish are manually rolled and then cut into fine slices: The so-called Curly Cubes. A special top flavour with extracts from fruits and old Bourbon Whisky gives the mixture its typical taste.
|Contents||Virginia, Black Cavendish|
|Flavoring||Fruit / Citrus, Bourbon|
Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|smoking-rob (68)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
From the manufacturer's description you would think this to be a blend that is dominated by curly cuts but, alas, this is not so! It consists mostly of course cut brown and black leaves, some very small cubes and only a spun disc here and there, not a lot! The tin aroma is delicious with fruit and Bourbon and the moisture level almost perfect, certainly not too moist.
Packing easily enough, on lighting there is that unmistakable taste of Bourbon and the fruit flavour in the background and also, surprise, tobacco flavour. Not cloyingly sweet as some, the flavour remains true to the end of the bowl and it doesn't leave any goopy residues.
A very nice aromatic that burns well, tastes good if you like Bourbon and does satisfy the palate. It isn't a high-end mixture but at the price of ?11.75 for a 100 gram tins, it doesn't need to be.
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