|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Briar and Ice (4)||Mild to Medium||Mild||Medium||Very Pleasant|
This is my local tobacconist, they have a range of their own blends, the majority of which are the new-smoker-friendly and widely crowd-pleasing aromatics. This however, breaks the trend slightly. While still being a "cased" tobacco, this I can hardly call a full Aromatic, or indeed, even a full Virginia. The casing is so weak that it smells essentially like any other Virginia, but the tobacco in the pouch consists completely of only a single type of Virginia red leaf, and as such does not possess the flavor profile to qualify as being a 'true' Virginia blend. This tobacco is grown locally, on a plot in Freeport, ME, cured locally, and blended by the charming proprietors of Jenney Station. As this is the case, do not expect this blend, with all of its aforementioned "unidentifiability", to be boring or unpronounced. It is a gently cased Virginia red. It does not bite, until it's too hot too be able to smoke in the first place, it isn't particularly bold, but more than that, it is exactly what it's called. I don't think I've ever tasted a better Virginia in my entire life, but like I said, it isn't particularly bold, it is a red, so it has a certain airy quality to its fumes. The casing adds sweetness, making it very nearly aromatic, but the reason I simply refuse to call it an aromatic is because it still tastes exactly like you'd expect a Virginia to, there's just that little hint of vanilla to make it quite simply the most delicious "dessert" tobacco I've ever tasted. When I say dessert tobacco what I mean to say is that it should be smoked as if it were a slice of cake. You take care of your 3 square meals by utilizing the blends you know will satisfy your "taste survival" tobacco, and then you top it off with a bowl of this, a sweet and light little dollop of the best tasting "almost cased" tobacco in existence...
Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob
Age When Smoked: 3 years
Purchased From: Jenney Station
Similar Blends: I would give you the name of some other Vanilla-Cased aromatics, but what's the point? , this is better than any of them because it isn't nearly as overboard., AND the tobacco is organically grown on a local plot, AND that tobacco is the most refined virginia red leaf I have ever tasted..
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