|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|smoking-rob (70)||Medium to Strong||Medium to Strong||Medium to Full||Very Pleasant|
This tobacco reminds me a lot of Sir William Special Blend with a very similar casing and overall fullness. But here Perique is easily discernable whereas in "Special Blend" it might, or might not, be present (the recipe is a secret). Anyway, on its own this is a very aromatic (predominantly almond flavour) but also a very full tobacco flavoured broken flake, a process that is favoured by its blender Hans Wiedemann and myself as well. Pressing the tobacco brings out the flavour of Virginia, Perique and Kentucky and marries them together. When lit, you are rewarded with a sweet, pungent smoke that is mild, easy on the tongue but one that packs a real punch. I find it immensely satisfying! Hans is a new force to be reckoned with and up there, if not above, the other established micro-blenders. Enjoy, Rob
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